Lost Worlds Travel – Iceland + Highland Trail- Laugavegur Ultra 2017

Lost Worlds Travel – Iceland + Highland Trail- Laugavegur Ultra 2017
Included in this 6 – day adventure holiday – airport transfers, all accommodations, all scheduled runs/treks, trip guide(s), event transportation, breakfasts lunches and dinners while on trekking days in Thorsmork  plus the option to registrer for Laugavegur Ultra, a  challenging 55k mountain course of pure single track in the highlands of Iceland that takes trail runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty. Price increase of 20%  January 1st. More info here at website  – Included 6 -Day trip in Iceland in Reykjavik, Thorsmork Valley and Ultra Race from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk 3 Nights Accommodation in Reykjavik 3 Nights Accommodation in Thorsmork Valley mountain lodges. Entrance Fees to Parks All scheduled runs/treks and Local Guides,  Authentic Locally Sourced Meals for Thorsmork Valley are included. All Ground Transportation and Event logistics option to register for 55k Laugavegur Ultra 2017  Not Included  Air travel  Race registration, transport or meal vouchers on race day.  Meals while in Reykjavik as you will have the option to dine where and when you please as you explore the city.   Lost Worlds Iceland  – Overview Run. Race. Explore. Run the trails and ancient pathways that cover this astounding landscape on this volcanic island full of massive waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and geysers. Join us in Iceland in July, where you will chase the light and run the trails. Summer days are long and enjoyable since July sees 20+ hours of daylight before the sun arcs low in the sky and finally sets.   Description For those who who want to see and experience the beauty of Iceland up close and personal while getting off the road and on the trails. We have a great program for you that takes you from Reykjavik to Thorsmork Valley and will include some most spectacular locations in Thorsmork and all of Iceland.  Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Fimmvörðuháls Pass between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. We will walk make our way up to the two twins volcanos that emerged after the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010.Participants will have the opportunity to explore the spectacular landscape in Iceland on single track trail and will have an opportunity to enjoy these trails and ancient paths, eat local food, and spend nights in comfortable lodging in Reykjavik and Thorsmork. A passage back in time in a landscape raw and prehistoric.  Many tourists go to Reykjavik but this is a opportunity to see some of the most spectacular and natural places in Iceland in a way that most never get to see or know. Legendary Trails will be scheduled before the Lost Worlds Ice Ultra so that you can truly enjoy doing what you love: racing and exploring the country by trail.  We will be supported by running/trip guide(s) Trail distances we will cover in Thorsmork in the days leading up to the race will be  be between 5k-20k each day. The race will be 55k.   More info here: Lost Worlds Travel OUR PHILOSOPHY  is simple. Set ambitious travel goals and experience wondrous places. We work with people who are passionate about travel  and providing authentic, immersive experiences that are well researched, well executed  and difficult to replicate. Our staff and trip guides will be available or with you the entire time to assist you in any way. Our clients are runners who like travel and travelers who like to run. With Lost Worlds Adventures we have gone beyond offering an incredible race and have put together a well tailored, multi-layered and memorable running holiday, nuanced and thought out…and all the while building up to Race Day. Each trip will be 4-5 days in duration, including race day. Our team has been looking after runners at the destination races we dream up for over 10 years. We believe that this approach of keeping our groups small in size – 15-20 guests each outing  – will allow us to prepare and manage a truly remarkable and singularly rewarding experience for each group. As well as having interesting program of daily excursions we will have optional running tours of 5-20k  scheduled to keep you legs moving and ready to race. We will also have plenty of free time to allow you to strike out and explore the area on your own. We invite you to join us for a one of a kind trip with your friends or on your own. You'll find good company here. Lost Worlds Racing/Lost Worlds Travel VISION   After 5 years of success in creating and promoting world-renowned trail races in iconic and diverse locations as far apart as Ireland and Costa Rica, from Transylvania to the Amalfi Coast, Lost Worlds Racing is taking the next big step in its growth and moving into small group travel to similar locations under the banner of Lost Worlds Travel. Lost Worlds Racing was founded on the principle that as runners began to move away from big-city marathons, they still wanted the thrill and excitement of running in amazing and new destinations.   We saw that people were training and running differently, and running longer distances off road for 3, 4 or 5 days was seen as the next challenge. Now we know that multi-day stage and even continuous races are quite an accepted part of the running scene, and attainable by any runner who sets their mind to it. We’ve seen ultra-running move from being the exclusive domain of the super-athlete to being the next step after running a few marathons.     EXPERIENCE Through our events, we’ve met that need for many hundreds of international runners. Some of the events we helped establish are now very successful in their own right, bringing in large fields of local competitors, though we still take runners to them every year as their international appeal has in no way declined.   Throughout this time, what has set Lost Worlds’ apart is that we have always sought out diverse locations to stage events, places with unique character or very different ecology. Some are ‘must visit’ places such as the Amalfi Coast, or the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland, but others have a very different appeal. For example the Bucegi Mountains of Transylvania, which remain largely unknown and mysterious with a way of life which is still very traditional and unspoiled. This year, we have introduced packages to the virtually polar opposites of the starkly beautiful lava fields and valleys of Iceland and the soaring granite spires of Chilean Patagonia!   At our core we are story tellers and we invite you to join us on one of our trips to broaden your own fantastic stories and narratives.   COMMUNITY The focus of Lost Worlds Travel will still be built around trail runners, but now offering you the chance to move outside single or multi-day race experiences into more immersive and relaxed trips where you will have the chance to explore and run trails in some of the best locations we have discovered.   The trips though, will go beyond simply running, but will bring runners together as a community, enjoying not only the location and its culture and regional essence, but also the company of the other runners and the organizers, both those locally based with extensive knowledge of the area and those who travel to each country from the Lost Worlds team. These will be trips where we encourage you to switch off your mobile phone, put the tablet way and reconnect with nature and yourself. To rediscover the simple pleasure of ‘going away’ – just as it used to be when you were young. We will also make it easy for couples to come, even though they not both be runners, and provide them with an enjoyable experience alongside our teams.   Spending time at the end of each day eating, drinking and socializing together will be a fundamental part of every Lost Worlds Travel experience. In addition to the experienced partners we work with as local race organizers, Lost Worlds has also built a small team of professionals who have worked on and organized some of the world most iconic sports events from the United States to South America, from across Europe to the Middle East and now into Australasia and New Zealand. Some of these people are still performing at the highest levels in their sport or as local organizers. Others are deeply involved as logistics experts, safety officers at events or in the world of media and event photography and film-making. They are all united by a passion for sport, for seeing others enjoying sport and for travel to the world's wild places. This is the team that comes together to bring you Lost Worlds Travel.   If interested book right away. With only 25 slots available for this special pre-race program we will fill up quickly! *Included in 6-day adventure holiday –  airport transfers, all accommodations, all scheduled activities, trip guide(s), event transportation, all breakfasts and dinners and race registration.  **Book trip with a deposit of 0.00.   Balance payment of 45.00 due 90 days in advance of event date or (April 10). save 0.00 by registering in full *** Cancellation/Refund Policy – any booking fees are 100% refundable within 30 days of placing booking unless booking after July 1st. No refunds can be made after 30 days of booking.

at Reykjavik University
Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík, Iceland

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