Halló there! Welcome to The Great Norse Run, a running adventure like no other. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. We’re going to be passing over these whilst waving goodbye to stress with a ten-day, 200 mile trip of a lifetime.
Enroute you’ll drink Brennivín and eat fermented shark, veer wildly towards volcanoes, stare longingly at Game of Thrones scenery and—with a few dozen new friends—slowly clap your hands overhead in true Skol war-cry style. You'll indulge in hot spring parties and ice cold beers, pumping music and majestic silence, and eye-poppingly stunning scenery to create unforgettable moments.
Leading you into the land of Vikings will be Danny Bent, world record holder, author, happiness guru, and powerhouse of positivity. This adventure, as with everything Danny is involved in, is as radically inclusive as possible! It’s absolutely not a race; we will have a couple of groups—one walking/jogging then other a little speedier. 25 miles a day is a long way but as a tribe we can all make it!
Expect new friendships, stunning cliff edge views, heart pumping climbs and hearty meals inspired by local Icelandic cuisine! Top it off with restful nights looking out at the stars and maybe even the magnificent aurora borealis!
An adventure is nothing if we’re not all working towards something. The aim is for us each to raise £1,000 for causes that are supporting young people around the world who are down on their luck. We'll help you achieve this goal!
This is your time. Your adventure. See you on the lava fields.
Your first night, you'll stay in a hotel in Akureyri to ensure you get a good night's sleep and start the adventure off on the right foot.
Then, you'll be camping in Iceland's most beautiful wilderness with your retreat companions by your side.