The Vestmannaeyjar race

Do you like running in exotic places? How about running on a volcanic island?  Don‘t worry, the volcano hasn‘t been active lately and the inhabitants living on the island are quiet sure that it’s just as save to run on the island as it is on any other running track in Iceland. 

The island is of course Heimaey and is a part of the Vestmannaeyjar islands archipelago. Heimaey is only about 10 km off the south coast of Iceland and it takes only about 40 minutes to get there by the ferry Herjolfur that departs from Landeyjahöfn.  If you prefer to fly you can fly with Eagle air from Reykjavík airport and the flight time is only about 30 minutes.

So why not join the runners on Heimaey on Saturday the 5th of September. The running distances in the race are 5, 10 and 21 km long and start at 12 o’clock at the Vestmannaeyjar Sport Center. You can register at the website vestmannaeyjahlaup.is.