Icelandic Saga


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Icelandic Saga

An adventure beyond compare, take in the other-world scenery and landscapes that are guaranteed to take your breath away

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Event Description

Intermediate difficulty

The route of our event takes in as many features as possible, including stunning waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, mud pools, thermal baths, geyser and, quite possibly, the amazing glacier lagoon.

Although intended as a competitive event, the Icelandic Saga is designed to be enjoyed by crews who normally only enter touring events. You decide just how competitive you want to be. Driving tests and regularity sections can be driven at a leisurely pace, or missed out altogether if you would prefer. However, if you are competitive then you will be competing for a number of trophies including class, overall and a selection of special awards. On successful completion of the event, each crew member will receive a finishers’ award.

Iceland is a world of contrasts, the smouldering volcanoes and pristine glaciers combine to form one of the most unique eco-systems on the planet. There is also a chance of seeing one of nature’s most wonderful phoenomenon in Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, this may be limited as we visit when the nights grow longer and the solar cycle is decreasing slightly. Icelandic hospitality is legendary, the warmth of greeting and standard of food is superb, it is one of the many reasons we have chosen to re-visit the country. A setting for many movie scenes, James Bond, Star Wars, Tomb Raider and Batman all have scenes filmed here, the surreal middle earth topography of the Island lending itself to creativity.

The Icelandic Saga is classified as ‘Intermediate’. This is due to some mixed surface driving, this will include asphalt & gravel, it may include ice and snow, winter tyres have been recommended (none studded) by our friends in Iceland. This event is suitable for all levels of ability, you decide just how competitive you wish to be.


Event Characteristics


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1200 Miles




Daily Mileage



Vehicle eligibility


(cars built before this date)

Navigation Type

Tulip and simple map sections

Night sections


Expected tests

To be confirmed

Expected regularities

To be confirmed

HERO Cup Coefficient

To be confirmed

The information provided above is given as a guide and may be subject to change.

Navigation is with a tulip style road book with some simple map sections. It will be in the same style as the last event, you will need a trip meter (available here).

There will be some driving on gravel roads with the possibility of inclement weather, there should be no driving in the dark. As such, this event is classified as INTERMEDIATE.

Crews who have competed on events with an average 9 hours driving per day.

Novices are very welcome, however, it would be advisable to compete on other events prior to this one

Vehicle Information

  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards.
  • The cars will be spilt into classes, based on age and cc. There will no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.

What is included

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Detailed tulip style roadbook and maps
  • Brief training session on the use of the roadbook and regularity rallying
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Bed and breakfast in a twin or double room
  • Evening Meals during the event
  • Lunch and refreshment halts during the event
  • Champagne Reception prior to Awards Dinner
  • Event regalia
  • Extensive awards list

Event Schedule

Information about the event schedule will appear here when the event is confirmed.

Equipment Check List

Previous event reports