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Iceland·August 19 - 29 2023

Great Norse Run 2023

Ten days of nomadic adventure across Iceland!

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Overview

Halló there! Welcome to The Great Norse Run, a running adventure 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 be passing over these whilst waving goodbye to stress with a ten-day, 200 mile trip of a lifetime. Enroute you’ll drink Brennivín and eat fermented shark, veer wildly towards volcanoes, stare longingly at Game of Thrones scenery and—with a few dozen new friends—slowly clap your hands overhead in true Skol war-cry style. You'll indulge in hot spring parties and ice cold beers, pumping music and majestic silence, and eye-poppingly stunning scenery to create unforgettable moments. Leading you into the land of Vikings will be Danny Bent, world record holder, author, happiness guru, and powerhouse of positivity. This adventure, as with everything Danny is involved in, is as radically inclusive as possible! It’s absolutely not a race; we will have a couple of groups—one walking/jogging then other a little speedier. 25 miles a day is 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 inspired by local Icelandic cuisine! 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.

Hosts

Danny Bent

Danny Bent

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".

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Nick Carter

Nick Carter

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.

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Clement Hodgkinson

Clement Hodgkinson

Clement has filmed expeditions on Mont Blanc and organised 4000-mile off-road motorcycling journeys. His passion for adventures that take him to remote places and his infectious positivity makes him an integral member of the team.

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Zoe East

Zoe East

Zoe is the shining ray of light who will capture your triumphs (and tribulations) as you forge bravely through Iceland. Always ready with a comforting word and a bag of nuts. No need to bring a camera, Zoe will capture everything.

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Day 1

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 19th and have a look around. Reykjavik is an amazing place.

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DAY 2

Day 2

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.

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DAY 3

Day 3

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.

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DAY 4

Day 4

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.

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DAY 5

Day 5

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!

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DAY 6

Day 6

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.

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DAY 7

Day 7

You'll enter the national park and witness the Game of Thrones scenery at every turn—black mountains that look like frozen water, and impossibly shaped rock formations.

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DAY 8

Day 8

A day's rest as you sit in a hot tub with views that make your heart race spanning out around you.

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DAY 9

Day 9

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.

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DAY 10

Day 10

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).

What's Included

What's Included

Team equipment

Support Vehicles

Accommodation

Food and Drink

Transfers in country

Guide and Support

Flights

Personal Insurance

Personal Kit

Travel to/from Reykjavik

Hotels before/after the event

Breakfast on 19th August

Evening meal on 29th August

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FAQs

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 person who decides 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.

Your deposit is fully refundable up until 1st June 2022, so we'll be pretty darn sure before we set off. If things are disrupted after that, you can now buy Covid/disruption insurance.

Yes! Contact Nick Carter on +447944913245 or nickcarter884@hotmail.com

Great Norse Run 2023

Iceland·August 19 - 29 2023·10 nights

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