6-10 SEPT 2023

 FAROE ISLANDS

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"You couldn't create an event this good... then somebody did!" - Erin Jay

Mornings are spent jumping into the Atlantic Ocean for a bracing wild swim. The days, trail running & exploring lush green valleys, jagged mountain tops, spectacular waterfalls, Europe’s tallest sea cliffs & pristine moorland. At night we congregate sharing tales from our epic Faroe Islands adventures, enjoy live music performances and dance into the small hours. This is life as (we believe) it should be lived!

PREVIOUS ACTS

Expect a mix of Farose live acts and high profile DJs next year

Auntie Flo
@auntie._.flo

Auntie Flo

DJ

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.

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FRUM
@lfruml

FRUM

LIVE ACT

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Antony Charles
@michael.a.c.johannesen

Antony Charles

DJ

Faroe Islander Antony Charles wears many hats as an entrepreneur, music booking manager, founder of Faroe Surfing and DJ.

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Elinborg
@elinborgmusic

Elinborg

LIVE ACT

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

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TRAIL RACE ENTRY

Fully marked course, aid-stations, chip-timing, post-race meal & medal

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PARTIES & SOCIALS

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

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ATJAN WILD ISLANDS CONCIERGE

Your guide to the Faroe Islands, on hand all week at the event village

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ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES*

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 2022

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ADVENTURE FILM SCREENING

A cosy night of films, showcasing the latest & best Nordic adventure documentaries

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HOT TUB BY THE SEA

Access at several times throughout the week at a beautiful cove in Tórshavn, just show up!

Frequently Asked Questions

Your most common questions, answered.

The Faroe Islands is an archipelago of 18 mountainous islands located halfway between Iceland and Scotland in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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.

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.

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Development Partner

Visit Faroe Islands

Visit Faroe Islands is the official tourist board of the Faroe Islands. Visit their website for the ultimate guide to your trip.

a trail running festival like no other on this planet

Mattie Lennon

You couldn't create a event this good... then somebody did! Thanks Átjan crew for the experience of a lifetime.

Erin Jay

Put @atjanfestival on your Ultra-Race bucket list! A race and place you will never forget.

Patric Matuszis

So striking and inspiring, it nearly brought me to tears more than once

Michelle Welling

one heck of an adventure and I loved it all

Raissa

Hard to know what was better, the views or being treated to a Michelin star aid station

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I’ll never forget that finish line feeling

Amy Woodcock

you lovely legends -- thanks for creating an event that allowed us to push past our mental/ physical limits and experience the untouched wild

Sharon