First and foremost, like you, we're passionate trail runners. And the trail running in the Faroe Islands, is, frankly, mind blowing. The mind bending scenes around every corner will stop you in your tracks.
On the Átjan Wild Islands race routes, you’ll never be more than 4km from the sea. The sparkling Atlantic Ocean extends to the horizon. If you’re lucky you’ll see a rainbow or three as the wild Faroese weather whips over the razor sharp mountain ridge lines & vast rocky plateau, and the light dances to and fro...
We think the Faroe Islands is the most unique, inspiring, wild, welcoming & beautiful destination on Planet Earth! We're passionate about sharing this very special trail running & adventure utopia with the world. At Átjan Wild Islands, you’ll have ample time to explore the best bits of the 18 wild and wind swept isles we call our home. You are going to love this.
Expect a mix of Farose live acts and high profile DJs next year
Auntie Flo is a central figure in the ‘new strand of club music fusing electronic and world influences alongside the likes of Four Tet, Daphni, Romare, Sinkane and John Wizards’ (Joe Muggs, The Wire, 2013). Originally from Glasgow but now residing in London, he has travelled the world extensively pushing his unique ‘Afro-futurist’ sound.
Faroe Islander Antony Charles wears many hats as an entrepreneur, music booking manager, founder of Faroe Surfing and DJ.
Fully marked course, aid-stations, chip-timing, post-race meal & medal
As a festival guest you will have exclusive access to events and parties throughout the week, including our famous closing party on the sunday night
Your guide to the Faroe Islands, on hand all week at the event village
You will have exclusive access to a full 5-day programme of adventure activities. In the past this has included sea kayaking, sailing, rock climbing & cold-water surfing with the best local providers. *costs extra, available to book spring 2023
A cosy night of films, showcasing the latest & best Nordic adventure documentaries
Access at several times throughout the week at a beautiful cove in Tórshavn, just show up!
Your most common questions, answered.
Where are the Faroe Islands?
The Faroe Islands is an archipelago of 18 mountainous islands located halfway between Iceland and Scotland in the North Atlantic Ocean.
How do I get there?
Even though the Faroe Islands are remotely located in the North Atlantic Ocean, reaching the islands is much easier than most people think. The Faroe Islands are only a short flight from mainland Europe! You can fly non-stop to the Faroe Islands from a variety of destinations, such as Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris (France), Reykjavik (Iceland), Edinburgh (Scotland), and Bergen (Norway). There are also seasonal flights from places like Barcelona, the Gran Canary Islands, Mallorca, Crete and Malta. Two airlines fly to the Faroe Islands. These are Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines. Flights from Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Bergen to the Faroe Islands with Atlantic Airways are only one hour long, and flights from Copenhagen with either Atlantic Airways or Scandinavian Airlines last only two hours. Direct flights from Paris to the Faroe Islands with Atlantic Airways last 2 hours and 45 minutes. There are between two to four direct flights from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands each day, depending on season.
What are the four trail races at Átjan Wild Islands?
There are four mountain races at Átjan Wild Islands. The approximate distances are*
Ultra-Trail Faroe islands approx 53KM / 3000M
Átjan Mountain Marathon approx 42KM / 2200M
Átjan Mountain Half Marathon approx 23KM / 1100M
Átjan Mountain Trail approx 10KM / 550M
*These routes are here as a rough guide of what to expect. The routes above are based on the 2022 mountain races and are subject to amendments for the 2023 event. They remain approximate distances and elevation, and are subject to change.
For more questions related to the trail races, please visit the specific Trail Race FAQ page here.
Visit Faroe Islands is the official tourist board of the Faroe Islands. Visit their website for the ultimate guide to your trip.