Getting to Greenland involves getting to Iceland first – we outline the logistics below:
BEFORE THE RACE
All competitors are responsible for making their own international travel arrangements from their home country to Keflavik (Reykjavik) international airport in Iceland. See our Flights page for details of airlines that fly to Iceland.*
We can book car hire to Akureyri (north Iceland) on Monday 10th April, departing from Keflavik airport and travelling to bed and breakfast accommodation in Akureyri (which we can pre-book). The cost of this car hire and accommodation are included in the race entry fee. Please note that you will not be able to book car hire leaving later than 5pm on 10th April. If you wish to travel to Akureyri after 5pm on Monday 10th April, you will need to book a domestic flight from Reykjavik internal airport to Akureyri. We can book this flight for you, however there is an additional booking charge of £100 on top of the race entry fee.
On Tuesday 11th April 2017 a private charter flight will leave Akureyri airport at 10:00, flying to Constable Point, Greenland. All competitors must get to Akureyri in time for this flight to Greenland – we cannot accept any liability if you fail to arrive on time! (The next available schedule flight is unlikely to be for several days, resulting in your inability to take part in the race).
*Please note: Iceland international and domestic flights, in addition to driving conditions within Iceland, can be subject to delays or cancellation, especially due to severe weather. We strongly advise you to make travel plans with some flexibility for alternative arrangements, in case of delay or cancellation.
AFTER THE RACE
On Tuesday 18th April 2017 all competitors will return to Akureyri in north Iceland on a private charter flight* and will be booked to stay at bed and breakfast accommodation in Akureyri that evening. Car hire from Akureyri to Reykjavik on Wednesday 19th April is also included in the race entry fee. For those wishing to leave Akureyri earlier via internal domestic flight to Reykjavik, an additional fee of £100 will be charged.
*Please note: as above, this flight can be delayed due to bad weather, so we again recommend you do book flexible fares for your onward journey from Iceland to your home country, or plan your itinerary so as to spend one or two extra days in Iceland. If you wish to stay in Greenland for two extra days, you also have the option to return to Iceland on Thursday 20th April.