Posted by Gisli at September 11th, 2016
ICE-O 2017 will be held in Reykjavík 23th-25th of June 2017.
ICE-O is the largest orienteering event annually organized by the local club Rathlaupafélagið Hekla since 2010.
ICE-O offers you a great orienteering holiday in unique landscape.
Friday, 23rd June – Registration opens at 4.30 p.m. at the event center by Rauðhólar.
Friday, 23rd June – Short distance in Rauðhólar, first start at 5.00pm, open start.
Saturday, 24th June – Long distance in Heiðmörk, first start at 10.30 a.m.
Sunday, 25th June – Medium distance in Rauðavatn, Reykjavík, first start at 10 a.m.
Registration and payments
Online registration is open until Thursday, 22nd June. Registration at the location (before first starting time on each day) will be possible for selected courses.
Online payment when you register is prefered.
D21, H21, D17-20 , H17-20 , D16-14, H16-14, D11-13, H11-13, D10, H10, D40, H40, D60, H60, D70, H70,
ICE-O 3 day – adult (17+) €50, child €29
ICE-O Single day – adult (17+) €20, child €10
Late registration after 31st May will add an extra 50% surcharge. Not refundable after 31st of May
Rauðhólar – 1:5000, E 2m, 2014, (Map maker: Cesare Tarabocchia)
Heiðmörk vestur – 1:1000, E 2,5m, 2010-2016, (Map maker: Cesare Tarabocchia, Zdenek Soko Jan Gaute Buvik, Morten Lassen and Lotte Hjort)
Rauðavatn – 1:10000, E 5m, 2015(Map maker: Jussi Silvennoinen, Markus Puusepp)
On Friday, the short distance will take place at Rauðhólar, on the edge of Reykjavik. Rauðhólar is a lava-field area that has been exploited as a gravel pit and also seen construction during World War II. The terrain is fascinating with layers of sediment exposed to the air in varying color, interspersed with craters and small lakes. Running is generally very fast, and navigation simple.
On Saturday, the middle distance event will take place in Heiðmörk forest on the Capital’s suburb. Thick forests, small marshes, vast open areas and bare rocks as well as lava fields on the map margins make this area exciting for runners as well as tricky to navigate.
On Sunday, the middle distance event will take place in Rauðvatn on the Capital’s suburb. Raudavatn is a technical area beside the town. Many hills (HD 70 m), many paths, a lot of rocky details (cliffs, boulders, bare rock). 50 % open terrain with very good runnability, 50 % forested area (mainly dense pine forest) and in some slopes thick lupina areas. And from almost every corner of the map you can see Reykjavik and the sea just below you.
Timing and controlling
SPORTident equipment. Renting possible (€3 for the whole event).
You can buy training maps from our club, €7 for three maps of area in and around Reykjavík. Contact us for more details.
Basic accommodation will be available at a local scout club house in Reykjavík. There is room for 25-35 people in five different rooms (5-7 in each room), thus early registration is recommended. There are mattresses in the rooms but no linen. A kitchen,toilets, shower and free internet is available.
Price per night is €18per person. You need to book it here
Transportation will be arranged for a fee on both Saturday and Sunday, €30 for both days, €15 for a single day.
Public transport can be used on Friday to reach the events.
There is a free parking close to each of the event centers.