Torshavn Marathon 2017 Faroe Islands
Fresh air and beautiful nature. The summers in the Faroe Islands are cool and well suitable for marathons. Participate in half or full marathon, the choice is yours. There is no traffic on the roads just you and maybe a few sheep! The course is challenging but beautiful, steep in places but stunning scenery and natural landscapes guaranteed.
Details for 2018 will be announced in September.
- Run a Marathon in the beautiful environment of the Faroe Islands
- Use your free time to explore these very special Islands in the North
- Opportunity to participate in the Cultural Night in Tórshavn after the race
Day 1 - Thursday 1st of June - Arrival
Departure from Edinburgh to Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands. Transport from the International airport to your hotel. Arrival about 5.30pm. Enjoy your evening in Tórshavn.
Overnight in a 3 star hotel in Tórshavn in double/twin room, upgrade option to a 4 star hotel available for extra cost, subject to availability.
Day 2 - Friday 2nd of June - Day to Explore the Faroe Islands
Before the marathon day tomorrow you might want to go on an excursion to explore, we will send you a list of options available. You can select from many day tours to some of the stunning Islands of the Faroes for example Mykines, Vestmanna and Suðuroy along with many more options. We can assist in booking. Pick up and drop for the tours is from your hotel.
You may also just want to relax and enjoy your day in the worlds smallest capital Tórshavn by taking a walk – on your own – in the old part of town “úti á Reyni” and one of the worlds oldest parliament “Tinganes”.
In the afternoon pick up your race number in the Shopping Centre SMS in Tórshavn.
Day 3 - Saturday 3rd of June - Tórshavn Marathon and Culture Night
It's race day!
In the perfect conditions the weather is calm, partially misty and 13 degrees Celsius about 200 as participants set out from the city centre.
The race start is in the heart of the city and you will run a loop of 5,5 km back to the start/finish. Half marathon and 5,5 km Health Run will run the same 5,5 km loop in Tórshavn. Then run north out of the city to the village Kaldbak and turn.
The half marathon course is quite hard. The course, which is free from traffic, is hilly and has two long hard hills just before the turning point. These hills must be navigated on the way home too. The hills are also part of the marathon course, but the marathon runners continue past the hills to a completely flat stretch of road along the Kaldbak fiord to the turning point in the village Kaldbak. The course is in its entirety a great nature experience.
For full information on the race event, visit the Tórshavn Marathon website.
Enjoy the finish of the race and celebration with the other runners. On Saturday evening the annual cultural night of Tórshavn takes place. Enjoy a wide variety of faroese music, art and food before your marathon day.
Day 4 - Sunday 4th of June - Departure
Enjoy your day in Tórshavn.
You might want to visit a lovely small Island that is just a 20 minute ferry crossing from Tórshavn Harbour. Visiting the island is like visiting another world. If you walk just a hundred meters north or south from the ferry berth you are already out of the village. This is the home of sheep and birds, and the silence is overwhelming.
You can hike around the Island and you might want to walk to the lighthouse. Visit the small visitor centre and you might want to have coffee or waffle as Nólsoy has its own coffee shop, called Kaffistovan. Drop in at the local small supermarket, interested visit. It is also brilliant to have a pic nic in a lovely spot of the Islands past the hills to a completely flat stretch of road along the Kaldbak fiord to the turning point in the village Kaldbak. The course is in its entirety a great nature experience.
Transfer from hotel to the airport. Departure from Vágar/Faroe Islands to Edinburgh in the late afternoon.
Price from £695* per person based on two people sharing a double-twin room
*Subject to availability
Travel dates: 1st to the 4th of June 2017
(Details for 2018 will be announced in September)
- Flight with Atlantic Airways r/t incl. airport taxes, from UK Edinburgh
- 3 nights in a shared double room including breakfast, 3 star hotel in Tórshavn
- Participation fee for the Marathon
- Return airport transport
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
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