Information on what to expect from the course
Kit list Please download the race pack here which has the full kit list. Waterproofs We always have lots of questions about our minimum requirements for waterproofs. Due to the unforgiving nature of Icelandic weather and the distance of the race we are very strict on the quality of waterproofs that are required. These waterproofs … Continue reading Kit FAQs
The weather on the course is very variable and can get cold, it’s not called Iceland for nothing. There is a saying in Iceland that you can experience all four seasons in one day. In the past competitors have had to deal with everything from snow to sunburn and sandstorms during the same race. Temperatures … Continue reading Weather
I’ve gathered together a collection of race reports and reflections which may help you in your preparation for the Fire and Ice Ultra. I’ve picked a favourite quote from each one. Enjoy! David 2018 “… beyond the running challenge and Iceland’s unique scenery, the people associated with this race made my overall experience extra … Continue reading Race Reports
We’ve been organising the race for 7 years now and we’ve seen plenty of people have to drop out of the race for reasons that could have been prevented. Here are the top five mistakes that people make both before and during the race, maybe you can learn something which will make your race that … Continue reading Top 5 mistakes people make during the Fire & Ice
We understand that some people suffer injuries in training or life ends up getting in the way and for whatever reason they cannot race. Unfortunately we are not able to refund the full value of the race due to fixed costs we have such as ordering medals, tents and ensuring we have enough crew and … Continue reading Deferring / Withdrawing your Place
We strongly recommend that you contact our Travel Partners All-Iceland to assist you with your travel, including extra time and trips for you, and your friends and family in Iceland. All-Iceland is a specialist tour operator, with Icelandic staff, based in the UK, allowing them to have the big advantage of being ABTA & ATOL bonded, … Continue reading Travel to Race HQ from Home
Any Medical treatment in Icelandic for Non Icelandic residents must be paid for at the Time of treatment. To take part in the Fire + Ice you must have Insurance.
Preparing for your first ultra race will be like nothing you’ve ever faced before. You will push yourself beyond your previously established limits of physical endurance and mental resistance. Exactly how you get to grips with your first ultra will be an intensely personal experience, but there are various aspects of the race you will … Continue reading How to survive a Multi Stage Ultra Event like the Fire + Ice
My approach to blisters is to try to prevent them at all costs! Anyone who has put in the training miles in the kit they intend to use should have an appropriate blister prevention method.