Iceland·August 19 - 29 2023
Ten days of nomadic adventure across Iceland!SOLD OUT
Halló there! Welcome to The Great Norse Run, an expedition like no other. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. We’re going to weave our way through it all, while waving goodbye to stress, on a ten-day, 209-mile trip of a lifetime. En route you’ll drink Brennivín and eat fermented shark, veer wildly towards volcanoes, stare longingly at Game of Thrones scenery, and—with some amazing new friends—slowly clap your hands overhead in true Skol war-cry style. You'll indulge in hot spring parties with ice-cold beers, pumping music, majestic silence, and eye-poppingly stunning scenery to create truly unforgettable experiences. Leading you into the land of the Vikings will be Danny Bent, world record holder, author, happiness guru, and powerhouse of positivity. This adventure, as with everything Danny does, is as radically inclusive as possible. It’s absolutely not a race; everyone goes at their own pace - walking, jogging or running. 25 miles a day seems a long way, but as a tribe, we can all make it! Expect new friendships, stunning cliff-edge views, heart-pumping climbs, and hearty meals! Top it off with restful nights looking out at the stars and maybe even the magnificent aurora borealis! This is your time. Your adventure. See you on the lava fields.
Danny's passion in life is to bring people together to show what's possible through teamwork and positivity. He's pogoed across Togo, cycled to India, run across North America and survived the BBC TV show "Ultimate Hell Week".
Nick has climbed Everest and swum the English Channel. His passion is to organise adventures that stretch people beyond their comfort zones and prove what's possible with a bit of grit and determination.
After you arrive in Reykjavik, you can grab a burger at the Big Lebowski burger bar, then team coach up to Akureyri (expedition start). You could also arrive before the 25th and have a look around. Reykjavik is an amazing place.
You'll gaze over the northern Icelandic (arctic) waters, then start your official Great Norse Run journey. Spend the night at a local Icelandic horse ranch, just before the start of the interior Desert section.
Today will be a tough day, rising slowly (then less slowly) to the Desert plateau. The night is spent at a remote desert hut with a natural, geothermal, hot pool.
One more dip in the hot pool, then head out towards the tongue of the Hofsjokull glacier, just visible in the distance. Very wild camping.
Today is all about fire and ice, running between two huge icecaps—very peaceful, very surreal. Watch out for the active volcano to your left!
Today we dip out of the desert for a short time to run under the edge of a huge glacier — prepare to see colours again! River crossings will be challenging today, expect to get very wet.
You'll enter the national park and witness Game of Thrones scenery at every turn—black mountains that look like frozen water, and impossibly shaped rock formations.
A day's rest as you sit in a geothermal river with views that make your heart sing all around you.
Just when the national park couldn't get any better, the ground changes into a rainbow. Amazing soil colours and lichen so thick you can use it as a trampoline.
Just one more (small) icecap to run past, then you'll finish at a peaceful saltwater inlet - the southern seas. The Great Norse Run comes to an official close. Glory and medals await. Bus back to Reykjavik. Flights home the next morning (recommended, due to the party that night).
Food and Drink
Transfers in country
Guide and Support
Travel to/from Reykjavik
Hotels before/after the event
Breakfast & lunch on the 25th July
Dinner on the 4th August
We split each day up into 3-4 legs of around 8 miles each. Some people might run a leg and then help the support team set up and get stuff ready. Others may choose to walk a certain leg and arrive when the food and tents are ready for them. Each year we have at least one or two people who decide to walk the whole thing. We all finish together no matter what, so who cares?
Yes! You only need to put down a 10% deposit initially, then you can pay in any way you like, over a time scale that suits you. Just choose to pay the "deposit only" at check out and we can send you a link to pay the remainder in any way that suits you, up until the final payment date.
Yes! Contact Nick Carter on +447944913245 or email@example.com