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And a special thanks to our title sponsor Arna, a lactose-free dairy company based right here in the Westfjords. You can look forward to tasting their delicious Icelandic skyr and yogurt throughout the race week!
In this ultimate test of endurance, riders will battle the elements under 24 hours of daylight in the Arctic.
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.
To put it into perspective, the Westfjords make up one third of Iceland’s 4,800 km (3,000 mi) coastline. The vast, treeless landscape marked by dramatic ocean views and towering mountains conjures feelings of solitude — but in the Summer, the Westfjords truly come to life. At this time of year, the fjords are inhabited by puffins, arctic foxes, seals, whales and the 7,000 people that call this place home. The coastal villages awaken as the midnight sun keeps the day’s activities going long into the night — making it a perfect time for long days of cycling.
The Westfjords may be Iceland’s most remote region, but scattered around the long stretches of unpredictable terrain you will find vibrant villages, family farms, hot pots and all the people and tradition that make the Westfjords such a unique corner of the world. The WFWC is inspired by this place, where nature shapes people and their way of life. The journey will challenge you to adapt and persevere through harsh winds, long climbs and loose gravel that will test your limits. But true to life in the Westfjords, there are always welcoming respites between the long stretches of travel where you can recover in a hot pot and chat with locals over coffee and a warm meal.
Learn more about the Westfjords here.
Stage 1. Ísafjörður to Hótel Laugarhóll
Stage 2. Hótel Laugarhóll to Vogar Country Lodge
Stage 3. Vogar Country Lodge to Patreksfjörður
Adventure Day. Explore at your own pace before Stage 4’s midnight start
Stage 4 + Finish party. Patreksfjörður to Ísafjörður
We are proud to present a team of accomplished Icelandic and international athletes.
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