This is a guide for what to pack for Átjan Wild Islands. This list also includes a link to the mandatory kit list which you must bring with you if you're taking part in race day.
Practical Travel Essentials
Your passport and any necessary travel VISA to enter the Faroe Islands
Your drivers license (if you intend to rent a car)
Travel insurance with appropriate cover for running in the mountains
Your Átjan Festival E-ticket (sent 7-days before by email) Please download or take a screenshot before arrival!
EU two-pin continental adapter plug
Danish krone / bank card
A pre-paid Faroese sim card if you’d like to use your mobile phone for data/calls/texts. More information here
Faroese Useful Contact Numbers saved on your phone
A map of the Faroe Islands
General Travel Necessities
The Faroe Islands have unpredictable and highly changeable weather, and you can experience all four seasons in one day! Therefore, we recommend packing clothes and enough layers for all eventualities.
Travel rucksack / hold-all
Sturdy waterproof boots / shoes
Waterproof coat & trousers
Plenty of layers (pack for all weather types!)
Scarf & Hat
Wool sweater/thick fleece sweater
Travel mug / cup
For Sea-Swimming & Mornings at the Coast
Neoprene gloves / socks (the water temperature can be anywhere between 9°C and 12°C)
Cap or sun hat
Plenty of warm layers for after swimming
Yoga mat / spare towel
For Race Day
A small rucksack / small holdall for the finish line. This will be transported from the start line to the finish line for you if you pre-book a return coach transfer here.
Spare warm clothes & layers for when you finish the race
A GPS running watch (if you use one)
+ Compulsory Trail Running Clothing & Equipment for Race Day - PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MANDATORY KIT LIST.
For Music, After-Parties & Dancing
Sturdy shoes / trainers
Casual and comfortable clothing
A jacket / coat for after-hours
Your I.D (the national age for buying drinks in the Faroe Islands is 18)