Arna Westfjords Way Challenge

June 25 - June 30 2024
Ísafjörður, Iceland
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Distances: 960 km
Difficulty: Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles

Get ready for a 1,000 km adventure under the midnight sun.

In the remote northwest corner of Iceland you’ll find the Westfjords — a place where the landscape is shaped dramatically by nature — ice, water and wind. It isn’t the easiest place to reach, but the journey pays off when you make it to this endless untouched wilderness.

This ultra-endurance stage race is the first of its kind. It’s more than a race to the finish — it’s about a meaningful interaction with people and place. You’ll be pushing your limits, but not without taking in some of the endless opportunities to learn about and interact with Icelandic culture. Between your long days in the saddle, you will visit museums, meet locals who run traditional sheep farms and take part in Icelandic traditions like hot pot soaking and sea swimming.

The full route follows the Westfjords Way – a bikepacking route established with the help of the Westfjords Tourism office and scouting team Chris Burkard, Lael Wilcox, Rue Kaladyte, Payson McElveen, and Nichole Baker. It totals 960 km [595 mi] and each stage ranges from 220 to 255 km [130 to 160 mi].

Arna Westfjords Way Challenge

Start Located At: Dokkan Brugghús, Ísafjörður, Iceland
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