The Viking tournament series are four exciting competitions in cycling (racing and mountain bike) and trail-running.
It starts in June with Hengill Ultra Trail where there is a choice of 5 distances in trail running and, from 5K to 106K.
Next in line is the popular and fun cycling competition, the KIA Goldencircle Challenge held mid Summer. There are distances for the competitive racer but also for the whole family and electric bikes.
Late Summer participants in the Landsnet MTB mountain bike off-road race will battle it out surrounded by lava-fields in Hveradalir valley.
The series closes with the autumn NOW Firetrail. The race starts from the picturesque location of Vífilsstaðir and heads towards the Búrfellsgjá ravine. The competition offer 2 distances to suit most runner.
By participating in any of the races of any Viking Tournament event this year, you will be eligible to become part of the Viking Squad.
If you want to become an Iceland-Viking, you have to finish the 59km route in KIA Golden Circle Challenge, 28km course in NOW Eldslóðin Fire Trail, 26km course in Hengill Ultra Trail and then the 23km chip time category in Landsnet MTB. Participants can choose longer races in each event but must meet the minimum distances specified in order to obtain the moniker Iceland-Viking.
To join the coveted Iron-Viking moniker, you must finish the 59km route in KIA Golden Circle Challenge, 28km course in NOW Fire Trail, 56km course in Hengill Ultra Trail and the 23km chip time category in Landsnet MTB.
Hengill Ultra Trail is the largest trail run in Iceland with unique trails around the Hengill volcano area. Offering distances from 5K up to 106K the event attracts numerous participants and spectators to the small town of Hveragerði each year.
The KIA Golden Circle challenge is one of the most fun cycling competition in Iceland. Held since 2012, it offers opportunities for fierce competition along with family and beginner friendly routes. Electric bikes are embraced!
The NOW Eldslóðin Firetrail is a fantastic competition to dip your toes into the world of trail running. Offering both 10K and 28K, the competition takes place around lake Vífilsstaðir and goes in towards the Búrfellsgjá ravine with fantastic views of the raw lava fields and mountains surrounding the city area.
Participants in The Landsnet MTB mountain bike off-road race will battle it out surrounded by lava-fields in Hveradalir valley. A fun filled and exciting competition where the adrenaline flows wild and free while enjoying the amazing scenery and loads of twists and turns to keep participants on their toes.
Soon we will offer carefully curated cycling related products along with our own brand merchandise and memorabilia to purchase on our site. This will include items from our partners, Salomon, 66° North, Specialized and more. You will also be able to purchase select items on the day of the race.
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