Ultra Trail Faroe Islands

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The Ultra Trail of Faroe is a 65km ultra-marathon in the Faroe Islands. Race across jagged ridges and rolling green mountains in the Faroe Islands first international ultra marathon. This ultra-trail of Faroe Islands will start in the rural settlement of Leynar and finish in the grass roofed town of Tjørnuvík, on the islands of Streymoy. The first ever running, adventure & music-based festival to be held on the Faroe Islands, this invigorating adventure combines high-octane activities such as trail running, rock climbing, kayaking and mountaineering with an exquisitely remote setting. Marooned in the North Atlantic ocean in between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands provide a dramatic backdrop to the exhilarating trail races of Utiliv Adventure Festival.
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Where and when
Unnamed Road, Faroe Islands
Start times
Sat 8th Sep 2018
65 Trail Run:
Utiliv Mountain Marathon:
Utilive Mountain Half:
Saksun Tjornuvik Trail:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Ultra Trail Faroe Islands
Saksun Tjornuvik Trail
Utilive Mountain Half
Utiliv Mountain Marathon
65 Trail Run
What's included

What are included in your festival ticket:

  • Welcome Evening
  • Adventure Film Screening
  • Talks
  • Return transport from Torshavn to race start/finish
  • Chip timed and route marked course
  • Fully support route with First Aid and Mountain Rescue
  • Course Photographer
  • Finishers medal & t-shirt.
  • Post race Faroese meal
  • MIkkeller Bar AFTER PARTY!
  • Involvement in the first ever Faroe Islands trail race.
How to get there
Unnamed Road, Faroe Islands
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We have organised race transport by coach from Torshavn to the race start. This is included in your race ticket.
By Air:
Vágar Airport is the only airport in the Faroe Islands. Faroese national airline Atlantic Airways fly’sdirect to Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Reykjavík-City, Aalborg, Barcelona, Chambéry,Chania, Gran Canaria, Lisbon & Palma de Mallorca. You can also fly with SAS direct from Copenhagen. If you are travelling from the UK, you should either fly from London to Vágar Airport via Copenhagen or from Edinburgh direct. Coach transfers are available on our booking page.
By ferry:
Smyril Line operates an all year cruise and car ferry service by the big car ferry, Norrøna, with regular sailings to the Faroe Islands from Denmark (Hirtshals) and Seyðisfjörður on the east coast of Iceland into Torshavn.
By Car:
We would recommend hiring a car to explore the islands. We have secured a discounted rate (which is cheaper than you can get at the airport, or in advance) which is available for all ticket holders.
We have organised transfers on the Friday from Vagar Airport to Torshavn. These can be booked separately to your race entry. On the Sunday & Monday we have return transfers from Torshavn to Vagar Airport.
Event day logistics

Saturday September 8TH

Race Day
05:00 – 08:00 Coaches depart Tórshavn for race start points (longer race distances depart earlier)
7:00 – 10:00 Races Start
21:00 Race Course closes
18:00 – 02:00 Official race after party at Mikkeller Tórshavn, Gongin 2, 100 Tórshavn
19:00 – 21:00 Boat Party on Norðlýsið
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Marooned in the North Atlantic ocean, 100km south of Iceland, lies the Faroe Islands. A jigsaw of 18 islands, which will form the backdrop for the Útilív Adventure Festival - a weekend of trail running, music, and parties.
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Kit List
The mandatory kit list varies for each distance. For the longest distance (Ultra-Trail Faroe Islands), the mandatory kit list is as follows.

Ultra Trail of Faroe Kit List

Must be worn:
  • Short or long sleeve base layer top (NO COTTON)
  • Shorts or tights
  • Mountain/ Trail running shoes – must have suitable tread
Must be worn or carried:
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Waterproof trousers with taped seams
  • Spare Long Sleeved Base Layer Top (NO COTTON).
  • Hat or buff
  • Gloves
  • Head Torch
  • Survival Bag
  • Whistle
  • GPS device (Smartphone will suffice) and/or Map & Compass.
  • First aid kit
  • Suitable race Vest, Race Pack.
Is there a bag drop?
At registration you will be given a label for any kit you want to be taken to the finish line. You must hand this in to bag drop at the start, and it will be transported to the finish line for you. Please limit this to one small rucksack/hold all only.
What are the adventure activities available?
Kayaking, Surfing, Longboarding, Hiking, Guided trail running, Coasteering & Rock Climbing. These will range from 2-5 hours in duration and will be available to book online in January 2018. Please note, your race/festival ticket doesn’t include access to these activities, and they do need to be booked separately.Are they safe/
The adventures are run by professional instructors who have their own insurance. The activities are safe if participants listen to the rules and guidelines explained by the instructors prior to each activity. Participants should have their own relevant travel insurance which covers adventure activities.
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