update: USA, Canada.
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter Buddy Levy and Tony Di Zinno are covering
ATC 2003 for a variety of sports and outdoor magazines - and they
have by now definitive story assignments from:
Canoe & Kayak Magazine (USA)
Adventure Sports Magazine (USA)
OutPost Magazine (Canada)
to hear from many others, including:
Sports Illustrated (USA)
is pitching even more in the next few weeks.
Iceland - Kulusuk
When you arrive in Iceland, remember it’ll be at Keflavik International
Airport. This is not the airport you’re going to departure from! Departure
is from Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Transportation between the two airports
is not included in the entry fee.
The bus to Reykjavik is located just outside the airport entrance. The cost
for a one-way ticket is 1000 ISK. ($ 10-12 US).
There will be two departures on the 18th July from Reykjavik Domestic to
Kulusuk. One at 10 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.
If you have the possibility of arriving to Iceland on the 17th I’ll
strongly recommend this. You will have time to see some of this beautiful
and interesting country, and you’ll have no stress regarding the transfer
As soon as
you have made your flight reservations to Iceland please contact the ATC
and Nonni Travel email@example.com
giving you arrival date in Iceland and if you would be needing accommodation.
Kulusuk Airport will on the 28th July. Your bikes and equipment will be
shipped with the local vessel from Tasiilaq harbour on the 27th and stored
at Kulusuk Airport until departure on the 28th.
Departure from Tasiilaq to Kulusuk will be by speedboats early in morning.
We don’t have the exact time for the flight from Kulusuk to Reykjavik
domestic, but it’ll most likely be between 11 a.m. and 14 p.m. We’ll
update you regarding this ASAP.
and Sightseeing in Iceland
If you should decide on coming to Iceland on the 17th or earlier and would
like a cheap accommodation, guesthouse Floki in Reykjavik can be recommended.
(single, double, triple and 4-bedded rooms). Prices from DKr. 385 -
DKr. 655 (depending on type of room, in made-up beds with breakfast).
Please contact Nonni Travel firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to make reservations.
Nonni Travel offers:
- guided day tour to Gullfoss/Geysir at price DKr. 450 (per person if min.
20 pax). (price for individuals: DKr. 555)
- half-day tour Blue Lagoon: DKr. 305 (per person if min. 20 pax,
including entrance fee to the lagoon).
(price for individuals: DKr. 455)
Iceland received WWF The Heidi Andersson Pilot Project
Award on 5th March 1999 for excellent work and dedicated participation in
"Linking Tourism and Conservation in the Arctic" 1998.
Kulusuk - Tasiilaq , Ammassalik Island.
When you arrive at Kulusuk Airport, we’ll be there to welcome you.
It’s a very small airport not made for handling this amount of baggage,
which means without a doubt that checking out will be slightly chaotic.
Please mark all your bags and cases with team names in advance.
Officials will bring your equipment from the airport to a pickup place in
the settlement, Kulusuk. A local vessel will transport the equipment to
Tasiilaq Harbor later that day. When the vessel arrives in Tasiilaq Harbor
officials will transport the equipment from the harbor to your accommodation.
As for you: We’ll walk to the Airport harbor (2 kilometers) where
you’ll departure for Ammassalik Island by speedboats. The trip will
take 40 minutes depending on the ice situation. If you never have been in
the arctic, a qualified guess will be that this trip will be an eye-opener.
Your equipment might come late in the evening to Tasiilaq, so it is a good
idea to bring along your sleeping bag and sleeping pad and of course a small
bag with hand luggage, but nothing more.
From the harbor in Tasiilaq we’ll walk to the school.
Accommodation in Tasiilaq
We’re going to use the local school as accommodation during your 10
days stay on Ammassalik Island. If you like to have a closer look at the
schools go to this site: www.tasiilaq-skolen.gl.
The school has just been renovated and rebuild for 40 mill. DKr. (approximately
$ 6 mill. US) and is the most modern school in Greenland.
Each team will have a classroom. The classrooms are marked with team names,
and each team captain will be given a key to classroom and to the school
main entrance. You will need your sleeping pads, as there are no beds in
the classrooms (much regrettable to the pupils) Bikes will be stored in
the basement. Breakfast and evening buffet will be served in the assembly
hall; here we’ll also have race briefings. Please notice that food
during the day is to be provided by you self!
There will be access to the computer room and where there are 10 online
The school has several toilets, but no bath. Bathing facilities are free
and at the sports center, which is located 300 m. from the school.
In the center of Tasiilaq we’ll have the ATC information office, including
a race café. The information office is the center of all communication
during the race, and the meeting point for locals and racers. Here all interested
will be able to follow the progress of the race on scoreboards and race
maps. The information office coordinates also the internal race information.
All basic food can be bought in Tasiilaq but if you’re on a special
diet we’ll recommend that you’ll bring it along.
to do in Tasiilaq.
Yes, you are coming for the race! But due to request from several teams
who participated in the previous races, we have decided extending ATC 2003
with two days. This to give you the opportunity to be “tourists”
for a couple of days and enjoy the island without the company of a ticking
clock. We’ll set up a leisure program for 25th - 27th July.
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