An adventure beyond compare, take in the other-world scenery and landscapes that are guaranteed to take your breath away
The Icelandic Saga returns in 2019 with a new September date which will open up a significant number of other roads for us to use. This running will see crews travelling in an anti-clockwise direction around the island and further information on what we have planned for you in terms of the routes and type of event will be seen in further HEROICS Newsletters and other publications produced by HERO.
The event itself is planned to take place over eight days to allow more chance to explore this wonderful location, this will be a Saturday to the following Saturday. Scrutineering on the preceding Friday will allow crews to fly out on Thursday evening to collect their cars Friday, then scrutineer before the event starts. The event will then finish on the following Saturday afternoon to allow crews to fly back either Sunday morning or to arrange extra accommodation should they wish or stay on for a few days.
By extending the event to one extra day it will allow us two half days within the event, one of which will allow crews to consider venture out whale watching in the afternoon or play a round of Golf on a luxury course in stunning settings for those who do not fancy venturing out on a boat. The second half day will see us finishing near to a glacier which will allow crews to get involved in any ski-doo trips up to the glacier.
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.
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 are slightly shorter 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.
Entries to the event itself will open at the race retro in February 2018 and the full details will be provided on that date once the entry opens, however, expressions of interest will be taken at this present time. We are currently looking to limit the number of entries to 60 cars based upon giving the competitors an excellent service and providing good quality hotels for those numbers.
The Icelandic Saga is classified as ‘Intermediate’ due to there being some gravel roads on the route.
Information about the event schedule will appear here when the event is confirmed.