About Átjan Wild Islands

Why We Created Átjan Wild Islands

We curate an inspirational 5-day trail running, adventure & music experience that takes place in the Faroe Islands every September. We host 100s of people in a place like no other on earth; a place that’s unspoiled, unexplored and unbelievably beautiful.

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 around the open fire sharing tales from our wild adventures, enjoy live music performances and dance into the small hours. This is life as (we believe) it should be lived. 


But before we tell you more about the festival, we should probably set the scene so you know where Átjan Wild Islands came from…

THE STORY

An invitation to Serendipity
In September 2017, Founder Theo travelled to the Faroe Islands for the first time. “I’d never felt closer to mother nature. By chance I’d stubbled across somewhere abundantly beautiful, wild, pristine & totally unique.” - Theo
An invitation to Serendipity
Turns out, a lot of other people wanted a trail race in the Faroe Islands too..!
On the last night of the trip: a light bulb moment. Looking for a Faroe Islands trail race to enter, and not a single mountain or trail race could be found. The vision for Átjan Wild Islands was born in that moment. If it didn’t already exist, what an amazing opportunity to be the one to do it.
Turns out, a lot of other people wanted a trail race in the Faroe Islands too..!
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What we're all about

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Trail Running

We believe that no other single activity can reward you with as many benefits for your brain and body as trail running! First and foremost, like you, we're passionate trail runners.

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Adventure

From SUP, surfing and trail running to hiking, sea kayaking, rock climbing and wild swimming; we love to try to new outdoor sports & explore the Faroe Islands' very wildest edges!

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Party

We're as passionate about music as we are about trail running. At Átjan Wild Islands we host high energy parties, performances & celebrations.

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The Faroe Islands

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.

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Meet the crew

Theo Larn-Jones
@theolj

Theo Larn-Jones

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Sarah Pritchard
@s.pritchard

Sarah Pritchard

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Hans Mikkelson

Hans Mikkelson

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Rich Williamson
@richwillrun

Rich Williamson

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Michael Antony Charles
@Michael.a.c.johannesen

Michael Antony Charles

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Sophia Fong

Sophia Fong

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Last Year's Festival!

We had a lot of fun, and can't wait to do it all over again next year!

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