Welcome to the UPDATES feed for OMM ICELAND 2017. We’ll be posting updates in the build up and during the event here. You are welcome to download and share any of the images.
BLUE LAGOON OMM GROUP BOOKING : Join the OMM group booking at the Blue Lagoon on Sunday after the event, save TIME, MONEY & DISAPPOINTMENT. If you have been before a lot has changed in the last year, if you just turn up, there is more than a 99% chance you will not get in, if you do get in, you will probably have to wait quite a long time, and you will pay more. Avoid the queue and be fast tracked with guaranteed entry and lower cost by joining the OMM group booking, contact jorunn or Solveig
at [email protected] to book your place.
BUS FROM AIRPORT TO RACE HQ : On Fridayafternoon 26th May OMM will organise 2 buses for competitors only to leave Keflavik airport to go to Race HQ, ( Times will be advised in a later Newsletter ) to enable us to make sure there are enough places on each bus, You MUST pre book your place, on one of these buses. If you are travelling to Race HQ from another location, we are unable to offer transport to Race HQ. On Sunday afternoon, we will also be arranging transport back to Keflavik airport for those catching the Late Sunday afternoon flights. These are the only transfers to and from the airport and Race HQ that are arranged by OMM. Other locations in Iceland and at other times are not included. If you have arrangements with All-Iceland they will either make sure you are on one of these buses, or advise you directly of your plans.
TRAVEL, CAR HIRE & TRIPS in Iceland, for the best deals with expert knowledge contact
All-Iceland at [email protected], we are involved in a number of events in Iceland, at every event we see competitors who have spent an extra £100 to save £10, arrive late, miss the transport, get stranded, get a big bill, we recommend All-Iceland to sort out your travel and accommodation needs. The OMM Iceland crew use them for everything, it saves us time, hassle and money. Ask about the 24 hour no pay deal on hire cars left at Race HQ during the event.
An All-Iceland representative will be available at the event, to assist with bookings, accommodation and travel but are unable to influence problems with any bookings not made by them.
GAS FOR THE EVENT. In a Newsletter nearer the time, we will send you details of a link where you can pre order and pay for Gas you can collect at registration, we are unable to stock gas, and we will only have what is pre ordered .
Gas is available at many Petrol Stations in Iceland, but the OMM Iceland event is before the Icelandic camping season starts, so many garages will only have what they had left from 2016, if any at all. Last year we had to visit three places to get all the Gas pre ordered with us by competitors.
START TIMES ON SATURDAY MORNING : Because of the long days in Iceland at this time of year, we don’t start early. with good weather, it hardly gets dark at all. In 2017 you will be transported from Race HQ by bus to the start line. This enables everyone to experience some unique Icelandic features at the Eastern end of the course,m with checkpoints by bubbling mud pools, steam vents and fantastic scenery. Your start time will be advised in a Newsletter once registration closes, and the time your bus leaves Race HQ will be advised at registration. The finish line on Sunday will be very close to Race HQ, and the Saturday night campsite is on nice grass, with a flushing WC, and a sea view.
It is NOT POSSIBLE to leave vehicles at the start line, it is a remote location, with no services, and virtually no passing traffic.
OMM ICELAND EVENT TOP : For 2017 it will be the new version of the very popular
OMM Vector Zip a high wicking, lightweight insulation top, complete with stretch mitt, perfect for the Iceland OMM as either a base or mid layer, the Iceland OMM top will be embroidered on the chest with the Iceland OMM logo ( see the Logo at the top of this Newsletter ). The OMM logo as seen in the picture, will still be on the other side of the chest.
You can order yours HERE, all orders received by 1st May will ten be embroidered and despatched 8th May, or you can collect at registration in Iceland