Fossavatnsgangan

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik
Duration: 7+ days

Highlights: Fossavatnsgangan Main Race on 4th May 2019
Isafjordur - The Westfjords - Reykjavik

Available as a standard package or a customised trip

  

Fossavatnsgangan was first held in 1935 and is the oldest and biggest cross-country skiing tournament in Iceland. It takes place every year in the picturesque mountains surrounding the town of Isafjordur in the Westfjords. More information on the event can be found on the official website.

Wild Westfjords is the official travel agency of Fossavatnsgangan and one of the event's main sponsors. We offer standard travel packages, customised tours & travel arrangements, various local day tours and accommodation in Isafjordur. We have been making complete and partial Iceland travel arrangements for participants since 2012. Make the most of your trip to Isafjordur & Iceland and book your Fossavatnsgangan travel with us.

For 2019 we offer the following travel package options:

Package A - Experience (8 days, 7 nights)

4 nights stay in Isafjordur combined with: 1 day tour from Reykjavik, a domestic flight from Reykjavík to Isafjordur, 1 day tour from Isafjordur, full board for three days prior to the race, a 1 day guided one-way tour from Isafjordur to Reykjavík, a 3 nights stay in Reykjavík, and all airport transfers required - see the "Itinerary" & "Inclusions" tabs above for details.

Package B - Travel (7 days, 6 nights)
4 nights stay in Isafjordur combined with: Return flights from Reykjavik to Isafjordur and back, full board for three days prior to the race, a 2 nights stay in Reykjavik, and all airport transfers required - see the "Itinerary" & "Inclusions" tabs above for details.

Customised Packages
Self-drive and private tours for individuals and alike, including accommodation arrangements and any sightseeing our touring you would like to do while in Iceland. Contact us by e-mail to arrange a customised package. Note that packages A and B can also be customised and extended on request.

Please note that accommodation in Isafjordur is limited and our package & tour customers have priority over stand-alone accommodation bookings. We offer hotel & guesthouse rooms and apartments, both in Isafjordur and the nearby villages.

Package A - Experience (8 days, 7 nights) 2019

29th April - Arrival in Iceland (Keflavik international airport). Stay two nights in Reykjavik.
30th April - Guided sightseeing day tour of the Golden Circle. (Optional - change to a different day tour from Reykjavík, contact us for the available options)
1st May - Domestic flight from Reykjavík to Isafjordur. Stay four nights in Isafjordur
Included on either of the next couple of days (1st or 2nd) is a guided sightseeing tour of Dynjandi waterfall and the nearby fjords. (Please let us know if you have a preference between these two dates)
(Optional - We also offer various other day tours from Isafjordur, contact us for the available options)
4th May - Fossavatnsgangan main race.
5th May - Guided one-way large bus tour from Isafjordur to Reykjavík. We take about 9 hours for this beautiful 450 km route and enjoy the snowcapped fjord landscape of Isafjardardjup bay, stopping along the way at Hvitanes seal colony, at Litli Bær farmhouse where we have tea & waffles in a traditional Icelandic setting, and for a dip in a warm geothermal pool. Stay one night in Reykjavík.
6th May - Departure from Iceland (Keflavik international airport).


Package B - Travel (7 days, 6 nights) 2019

30th April - Arrival in Iceland (Keflavik international airport). Stay one night in Reykjavik.
1st May - Morning domestic flight from Reykjavík to Isafjordur. Stay four nights in Isafjordur.
(Optional - We also offer various day tours from Isafjordur, contact us for the available options)
4th May - Fossavatnsgangan main race.
5th May - Morning or afternoon domestic flight from Isafjordur to Reykjavík. Stay one night in Reykjavik.
6th May - Departure from Iceland (Keflavik international airport).


Private & Customised Travel

We plan flexible itineraries depending on the preferences of participants - contact us for options for a customised travel package or private group arrangements. We can arrange trips and make travel arrangements to anywhere in Iceland.

Package A - Experience Package

Before the event:
- Transfer from KEF airport to Reykjavik hotel on arrival in Iceland
- Two nights hotel stay in Reykjavík in three-star hotel with private bath and breakfast
- Sightseeing day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavík (7-8 hours)
- Transfer from Reykjavik hotel to domestic airport
- One way domestic flight from Reykjavík to Isafjordur, ski luggage add-on included

In Isafjordur:
- Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival in Isafjordur
- Four nights stay at Hotel Horn in Isafjordur with private bath and breakfast
- Sightseeing day tour to Dynjandi waterfall from Isafjordur (5 hours)

After the event:
- One way guided sightseeing tour from Isafjordur to Reykjavik, with local tea & waffles and swimming pool entrance included (9 hours)
- One night hotel stay in Reykjavík with private bath and breakfast
- Transfer from Reykjavik hotel to KEF airport for departure from Iceland

Package B - Travel Package

Before the event:
- Transfer from KEF airport to Reykjavik hotel on arrival in Iceland
- One night hotel stay in Reykjavík in a three-star hotel with private bath and breakfast
- Transfer from Reykjavik hotel to the domestic airport
- One way domestic flight from Reykjavík to Isafjordur, ski luggage add-on included

In Isafjordur:
- Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival in Isafjordur
- Four nights stay at the Menntaskolinn (same rooms as Hotel Edda summer hotel) with private bath and breakfast
- Transfer from hotel to airport on departure from Isafjordur

After the event:
- One way domestic flight from Isafjordur to Reykjavik, ski luggage add-on included
Transfer from the domestic airport to Reykjavik hotel
- One night hotel stay in Reykjavík with private bath and breakfast
- Transfer from Reykjavik hotel to KEF airport on departure from Iceland

We also have a limited supply of deluxe rooms, family rooms, triple rooms, and service apartments available. Contact us for more details if you prefer different accommodation from standard hotel rooms.

To bring:

- Skiing equipment
- Warm clothing suitable for winter weather, including non-cotton base layer, wool or fleece mid-layer and waterproof jacket and pants
- Hiking boots
- Cap and gloves
And don't forget your camera!

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