Bláfjallagangan

20. march 2021

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Blafjallagangan 2020 is cancelled!

Unfortunately, this is the announcement for the cancellation of the Blafjallagangan this year. In Iceland, there is ban on gatherings for organized activities with more than 20 people, which will remain in effect until May 4th. Given the

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The race

Blafjallagangan ski race will be held at Blafjöll ski area, 21th of march 2020. The race is in classical technique. Blafjöll ski area, which is about 30 min drive from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is especially known for its spectacular views and varied landscapes.

Blafjallagangan had over 300 participants last year and has been increasing in popularity last years, and is now one of Iceland´s biggest cross country skiing competition each year.

The race is part of Euroloppet. Euroloppet is one of the biggest ski marathon series in the world with many long-distance cross country ski races in different European countries.

Distances:
40 km (17 years and older)
Maximum number of participants: 100

5km, 10km and 20km
Maximum number of participants: 300 in the 20km

Registration deadline: 20th of march 2020

Race tracks

Track lengths are; 20km, 10km, 5km and 1km. See picture below.

Registration and entrance fee

For registration: netskraning.is/blafjallagangan/

40 km (17 years and older):
Registration fee:
By 9th of march 2020: 7.000ISK
Euroloppet passport holder by 9th of march 2020: 7.000ISK
From 10th of march 2020: 9.000ISK
Euroloppet passport holder from 10th of march 2020: 7.200ISK

Maximum number of participants: 100 .

5km, 10km and 20km:
Registration fee:
By 9th of march 2020: 5.000ISK
Euroloppet passport holder by 9th march 2020: 5.000ISK
From 10th of march 2020: 7.000ISK
Euroloppet passport holder from 10th of march 2020: 5.600ISK
12 year old and younger: 1.000ISK

Maximum number of participants: 300 in the 20km

1 km:
Registration fee: 1.000ISK

Registration deadline: 20th of march 2020

Agenda

Thursday 19th of march:
Collection of bibs:
Time: Between 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: Everest ski-store
Adress: Skeifunni 6, 108 Reykjavík

Friday 20th of march:
Collection of bibs
Time: Between 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: Everest ski-store
Adress: Skeifunni 6, 108 Reykjavík)

Saturday 21th of march:
09.00am: Start for competitors in 40 km
10.00am: Start for competitors in 5 km, 10 km and 20 km
10.10am:  Start for competitors in 1 km
2.00pm -4:00pm: Cake buffet and price ceremony at Ásvellir sports center, address; Ásvöllum 221 Hafnarfjördur

Every participant is invited to Asvallalaug swimming pool the race day!

General information about the race

Time measurement is with automated chip timing system.

Food stations
There will be two food stations for the 40km and one food station for the 20k and 10k. The food stations will serve water and sport drink.

Wax service
At the start area, there will be wax cabins where you can wax your skis. There will be no wax service during the race.

Results
Timataka.net

 

Travel:
For participants traveling from abroad, the best way to get to Iceland is via airplane. Nearest international airport is Keflavik international airport which is located about 50km from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Blafjoll ski area is located about 35km from Reykjavik city centre. 

From Keflavik airport there are different ways that can get you from the airport to Reykjavik city centre:

By bus: https://www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport/parking-and-transport/coach-and-bus

Car rental: https://www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport/parking-and-transport/car-rental

With taxi: https://www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport/parking-and-transport/taxi-service

From Reykjavik to Blafjöll ski area:
There will be no direct transfer with bus to Blafjoll ski area. The best way to get to Blafjoll ski area is by car.

Acommodation:
For accomodation we recommend that you stay in Reykjavik or surrounding cities (Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Gardabaer, Mosfellsbaer).
https://visitreykjavik.is/where-to-stay

Euroloppet:
For the first time in 2020, Blafjallagangan ski race is part of Euroloppet (euroloppet.com). The organizers of Blafjallagangan are proud to be one of the races in Euroloppet, which is one of the biggest ski marathon series in the world with many long-distance cross country ski races in different European countries.

Questions: If you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact us via email: blafjallagangan@gmail.com