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July 25-29, 2018

Get ready to run, breathe and see things you’ve yet to imagine! Puffins and gnomes and wild horses and epic waterfalls, oh my! If you’re a serious runner or a semi-serious runner ready to reach the next level, this is the excursion of a lifetime as you’ll have the chance to zoom alongside and through landscapes that are truly out of this world, logging between 8-11 miles each day.



7/25 -7/29 

(4 Sleeps)


Inga Fanney

Mantas Zvinas


Shared Single $2,800

Private Single $4,800


Keflavík International Airport (KEF)


Iceland like you've never seen it before! We are not doing that touristy thing your friend did last summer, we're not doing that bachelor party or sight seeing photos out of the car window thing... This is literally off the grid, off the trail, off your mothers radar (sorry mom I'll call you when I get back). We're eating whale, we're seeing environments you can only imagine, you're getting photos of you doing crazy things (so leave your phone at home), and most of all you're gonna be with an amazing group of adventurous people. You are in the hands of Iceland's own Inga Fanny (she basically run the countries tourism department), and is a running expert and local of the area we are going to - North Iceland! Our accommodation's are lux (see photos below), our food will be delicious (nutritionally prepared for our long runs), our recovery will be authentic (natural warm outdoor swimming holes), and the days will be 22 hours of sunlight - we will take full advantage of that! 

Joining us will be world class photographer/videographer Aaron Colussi who will capture unreal sights and perspectives as he will follow us via drone to these out of the world locations.

Running is detailed below but expect 8-11 miles a day at a pace everyone will be able to keep up with. We will be stopping to learn about the environment along the way, and those looking for extra will always have options to sprint to hill tops. This is ALL-LEVELS! Even if you want to just be in the bus and meet us at the ending point, that's cool too... Recovery will be deep stretching, massage's will be optional, sleep will be necessary but so will seeing the sky at night like you've never seen before.

This is a fairly quick trip but it is jam packed with an experience that will give you hours of talking to your grandchildren about. Your running experience will never be the same, running down the west side highway will never compare...  

Space is limited to 15 guests!


Everyone who signs up for this adventure receives a complimentary 2018 RUN CLUB membership. A great place to train for the adventure and meet others in the SYB community! 


Run of Show

(Pun Intended)

Day 1 - July 25th: SYB team meets everyone at Keflavík International Airport early in the morning and we drive to the North of Iceland with couple of sightseeing stops along the way. We settle in at our lodge and get ready to run. We do a soft run in the afternoon and dip into the local swimming pool in the town of Dalvík close by.

  • Dinner and accommodation at the lodge.
  • Running: 5-10km on soft trails

Day 2 - July 26th: Short drive to the starting point of the day’s run. We run through a whole valley, along a river and lakes; partially on trails, partially off trails. Optionally we can end up at Beerbaths spa to relax and unwind after our run for a meal and drink.

  • Dinner and accommodation at the lodge.
  • Running: 23km

Day 3 - July 27th: Today we drive to the most powerful waterfall in Europe: Dettifoss. The water coming from the biggest glacier in Europe (Vatnajökull) runs to this waterfall and down a canyon all the way to the sea. We run from the waterfall along the canyon, through the rocks of echo and all the way north to the horseshoe shaped canyon of Ásbyrgi. Our vehicle picks us up there and we drive back to our lodge, with a stop at a swimming pool in the whale watching town of Húsavík along the way.

  • Dinner and accommodation at the lodge.
  • Running: 33km, but can easily be adjusted to 26km or 13km.

Day 4 - July 28th: We run to the town of Siglufjörður. Today is a mountain day. We go up mountain passes to get good views over the fjords and villages and end in the town of Siglufjörður. We then drive to one of the most beautifully located swimming pools in Iceland to get clean before we head back to Reykjavík in the afternoon.

*There is a race this day near where we are staying where you can chose the following distances: 4,3km; 10,3km; 17,6km or 30,6km. MORE INFO HERE. This is a perfect way to finish the week of trail running! 

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík.
  • Dinner not provided but we'll pick an amazing spot
  • Running: 10-15km

Day 5 - July 29th: Explore the city of Reykjavík in the morning.

  • Lunch on your own.
  • Transport to the Airport in the afternoon (45min).

 Photo Credit:Brian McCurdy

Photo Credit:Brian McCurdy


  • Accommodation at the country lodge and hotel in Reykjavík

  • All transport during your stay in Iceland

  • Lunch on day 1-4

  • Breakfast on day 2-5

  • Dinner on day 1-3

  • Local running guide

  • Entrance to swimming pools in North of Iceland

  • Taxes and service fees




(google these to blow your mind)

  • Jökulsárgljúfur

  • Dettifoss waterfall

  • Ásbyrgi canyone

  • Þorvaldsdalur valley

  • Dalvík

  • Siglufjörður

  • Exploring Reykjavík




  • International Flights

  • Gratuity during your stay

  • Optional day adventure

  • Lunch and dinner in Reykjavík

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel Insurance (optional)

  • All extras

  • Tipping


 Raven Hill Lodge


  INGA FANNEY |  Run expert of Iceland who will be leading through an unseen exotic place.

INGA FANNEY | Run expert of Iceland who will be leading through an unseen exotic place.

  MANTAS ZVINAS |  SYB Founder who's gonna help you run your icicles off.

MANTAS ZVINAS | SYB Founder who's gonna help you run your icicles off.

The adventure is full of hard to reach locations, natural outdoor ‘swimming pools’, cultural experiences and of course a fitness element that will push your boundaries. Let this be your summer training goal, let it be your soul searching, or let it simply be your personal photoshoot!

Looking forward to eating whale and running some crazy landscapes with you!

Some Questions You Probably Have:

Where are we staying?

We will be staying at Raven Hill Lodge for the first three nights.

The Klængshóll property consists of 4 cottages, the main farmhouse and the Barn. The cottages are made up of 2 separate "apartments", hosting two people per apartment. All apartments have mountain views. Each apartment has an upper loft with a double bed and a single bed on the main floor. There is a communal dining room and living room. A local chef prepares breakfast, lunch packs, snacks and dinner. Access to hot tub, sauna and yoga room.

How do I get there? Are there flights?

Arrive at Keflavík international airport early in the morning on July 25th. Upon arrival, you will be met by SYB team members and we will drive to the lodge. From NYC our leader Mantas is flying: WOW AIR WW110 Depart JFK July 25 12:40am - KEF July 25 10:45am Depart KEF July 29 9:10pm - JFK July 29 11:25pm

Do people go solo?

Yes, in fact that is recomended. But we understand it is intimidating and hard because you feel like you don't know anyone, but trust us - it is worth it. #firststepisthehardest

Who normally goes?

There is no average person, every trip is it's own magical group. #allnewfriends

Do I have to do the Digital Detox? Is there wifi?

No wifi. #offthegrid

What is the preferred currency in Iceland? And how much should I bring?

Iceland is an almost cashless society where credit cards reign supreme, even in the most rural reaches. PINs required for purchases. ATMs are available in all towns. The local currency is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). Other currencies such as USD and EUR are not accepted in Iceland.

Can I just sit back and unwind the whole time?

Yep, no questions asked, this is your trip. Although we make things really fun so just saying you might be seduced. #playtime

How soon does it fill up, and how does the waitlist work?

We fill up very quickly because of our limited amount of beds, the sooner you can book the better. The waitlist works on first come first serve. Once we contact you off the waitlist you haev 48 hours to book your spot otherwise we move on to the next person on the list.

Is there a caretaker and house keeping?

We have house keeeeeeeping.

Are the power outlets the same in Iceland as in the United States?

Iceland does not have the same voltage and frequency. So you need an adapter or converter.

Do I need to bring a towel or yoga mat?

Basically all you need is yourself. Side-Note: You should purchase an SYB towel, that's prolly the coolest thing you can bring. Try to go light on the packing list, people end up wearing just a few articles of clothing the whole week. Oh ya, running shoes and a bathing suit would be a good idea too.

The SYB ICELAND Packing List

Basically some really good running shoes, a bathing suit and a lot of layers - the temperature goes up and down so get ready for everything. And be prepare for rain just in case!

BOOTYCAMP BY Mantas Zvinas?

Get ready for runs up hill, planks, sweat dripping smiles and a full fun challenging fitness program by the founder himself. #sybootycamp

Inga Fanny Iceland Running Guide?

This is the area where she grew up, where she learned how to climb mountains and started to run. This is the reason she went into trail running (rather than road running which was more popular at that time). This is basically as local as it gets!


This is what we do, and we have created an amazing community behind it. Check out our blog, our social, our yelp, our friends, our local classes, our teachers and anyone who you've heard that went - we are here to create the best experience of your life! #surfyogabeer

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  • A $500 deposit is due to confirm your reservation.
  • If you purchase a deposit, your remainder is due 30 days before retreat start date. 
  • Tax is already included.
  • Your deposit is non-refundable or transferable.