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No Sleep ‘Til Ísafjörður: The 2023 Arna Westfjords Way Challenge

Get ready for the #Westfjords.

The remote northwestern corner of Iceland is its least inhabited and most dramatic. Shaped by wind, water, snow, and ice, the Westfjords are home to wily weather and even wilier residents (7,000 of them). Vibrant villages and family farms are tucked into the terrain, and people share the landscape with puffins, arctic foxes, seals, and whales.

Betsy Welch

Check out the full gallery and inside look at the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge from VeloNews:

Gallery: The Westfjords are the way

“Is it possible? Absolutely. Is it hard? Yes, for everyone. What’s the point? Everything you get to see, feel and experience. Instead of looking out the window or watching a movie, we get to live it. This requires discomfort, effort and perseverance.”

Lael Wilcox

Lael Wilcox recaps her experience at the inaugural Arna Westfjords Way Challenge.

Do It Because You Want To: The Arna Westfjords Way Challenge

“People come for the accomplishment, and there could be 1,000 other reasons why people come. But there’s something that happens at these events that is really special – there is a bond created between the people that go through hard stuff together, and a strong sense of community that builds around these events.”

David Gagnon

Pro cyclist Maghalie Rochette recorded her experience and interviews with riders each day of the race. 

Listen to the full podcast collection. 

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! 

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

956 kilometers/ 594 miles around Iceland's most
beautiful and remote landscape.

Check out the full stage breakdowns.

Note that accommodations are pre-booked by the race and booking is available at the time of registration.


Send us an email at cyclingwestfjords@gmail.com