ICE-O 2016 Information (NATLOC 2016)
ICE-O 2016 will be held in Reykjavík 11th-14 August 2016 and this year it will host NATLOC 2016
ICE-O is the biggest orienteering event annually organized by the local club Rathlaupafélagið Hekla since 2010.
ICE-O offers you great orienteering holiday in unique landscape.
Thursday, 11th August – registration opens at 4.30 p.m. at the event center in Öskjuhlíð
Thursday, 11th August – Warm up orienteering in Öskjuhlíð, any time between 17.00 and 19.00
Friday, 12th August – classic in Úlfljótsvatn, first start at 15 p.m.
Saturday, 13th August– middle distance in Heimörk vestur, first start at 11 a.m.
Sunday, 14th August – middle distance in Rauðavatn, Reykjavík, first start at 10 a.m.
Registration and payments
Online registration is open until Thursday, 10th August. 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, D12, H12, D10, H10, D40, H40, D50, H50, D60, H60, D70, H70,
ICE-O 4 day – adult (17+) €60, child €30
ICE-O 1 day – adult (17+) €20, child €10
Late registration after 31st July 50% higer
Öskjuhlíð – 1:5000, E 2m, 2011,revised 2013 sprint norm (Map maker: Christian MaL, Markus Pusepp)
Úlfjótsvatn – 1:7500, E 5m, 2013, (Map maker: Jussi Silvennoinen)
Heiðmörk vestur – 1:7500, E 2,5m, 2015, (Map maker: Zdeněk Sokolář)
Ruðavatn – 1:10000, E 2m, 2011(Map maker: Jussi Silvennoinen)
On Friday, the long distance event will take place in Úlfljótvatn, 40 km from Reykjavík. The area of Ulfljotsvatn consists of a big hill (height difference 150 m) with a plenty of erosion valleys. Mainly open terrain with a very good runability, but in some places also bushes of birches and small pine forests. Only a few paths. Magnificent views to the mountains far in east, and the Ulfljotsvatn lake just in the front.
On Saturday, the middle distance event will take place in Heiðmörk forest on the Capital’s suburb. Many thickets, lupina grown areas, small ridges, bare rocks will provide good course options. However the highlight and probably the biggest challenge for those not used to orienteering in Iceland, will be a lave field with many details and hard to run surface in the map’s eastern part.
On Sunday, the middle distance event will take place at 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 runability, 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 (€6 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 €15 per person.
Transportation will be arranged for a fee to and from the event on Friday, Saturday and to the event center on Sunday.
Friday – € 30
Saturday – € 15
Sunday – € 15
Public transport can be used on Thursday.
There is a free parking close to each of the event centers.