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28 Jun - 3 Jul

Ísafjörður, Westfjords

The Westjords Way Challenge

The Westjords Way Challenge

The Westfjords are waiting. 960 kilometers/ 595 miles around Iceland's most beautiful and remote landscape.

In this ultimate test of endurance, riders will battle the elements under 24 hours of daylight in the Arctic. 

This ultra-endurance stage race is the first of its kind. It’s more than a race to the finish — it’s about a meaningful interaction with people and place. You’ll be pushing your limits, but not without taking in some of the endless opportunities to learn about and interact with Icelandic culture. Between your long days in the saddle, you will visit museums, meet locals who run traditional sheep farms, and take part in Icelandic traditions like hot pot soaking and sea swimming.

The full route starting in Ísafjörður follows the Westfjords Way – a bikepacking route established with the help of the Westfjords Tourism office and scouting team Chris Burkard, Lael Wilcox, Rue Kaladyte, Payson McElveen, and Nichole Baker. It totals 960 km (595 mi) and each stage ranges from 220 to 255 km (130 to 160 miles).

The Westjords Way Challenge website

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