The Moonwalk Iceland
Thu 20 - Tue 25 Jun 2024 Mývatn, Iceland

The Moonwalk Iceland

Power walk a wilderness marathon in the land of the midnight sun with amazing scenery, whale watching and volcanoes... Unite with Walk the Walk against breast and other cancers.

  • Thu 20 - Tue 25 Jun 2024
Sel-Hotel Myvatn, Mývatn

The Moonwalk Iceland

08:00

£3,060

Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles

Overview

Join in the fun at The MoonWalk Iceland charity night walk and experience Iceland in a totally unique way! You will walk a marathon in the land of the midnight sun amongst breathtaking scenery.

Throughout your adventure in Iceland you will experience crater like landscapes, phenomenal steaming hot lava geysers and fascinating boiling mud pools… all whilst raising money and awareness for breast and other cancers.

Highlights

  • Summer charity trek

    Walk 26.2 miles in the land of the midnight sun in your personalised signature bra.

  • Explore Iceland

    Spectacular scenery, crater-like landscapes, steaming hot lava geysers, boiling mud pools and more.

  • 6-day itinerary

    In under a week you'll pack in many activities and start the marathon walk Tuesday night.

  • Walk for free

    If fundraising is your strength you can reclaim your tour costs.

  • Low fundraising

    Each participant has a fundraising target which is low for a challenge of this kind. 

  • Support Walk the Walk

    Anyone can get breast cancer. Together we can beat it.

Event video

  • Newcomers

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Fly to Iceland

    You will meet the team at London Heathrow and your adventure begins! After landing in the evening, there will be a transfer by coach to the hotel (Hotel Sel) at the shore of the stunning Lake Myvatn, where you will be welcomed with late supper and wonderful hospitality.

  • Day 2 | Whale-watching, Lake Myvatn tour

    The group will enjoy a whale watching tour and in previous years has seen stunning Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Blue Whales!

    In the afternoon you will take a tour around the Lake Myvatn area, famous for volcanic formations, boiling mud pools and bird life. You will also get to walk up and around a volcanic crater rim and enjoy the breathtaking views!

    After an exhilarating day, you will return to the hotel for a relaxing dinner, and enjoy an optional visit to the Nature Baths for a soak in the wonderful mineral waters in preparation for your marathon tomorrow night.

Begin your Icelandic adventure with an exciting whale watching tour. In recent years, MoonWalkers have seen Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Blue Whales - the largest animal in the world!

 

 

Once in a lifetime opportunity to walk up and around a volcanic crater rim!
  • Day 3 | Dettifoss waterfall trip, MoonWalk marathon

    You will visit the famous and breathtaking Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. You will also explore the Asbyrgi canyon and Jokulsa river.

    You will return to the hotel late afternoon, so that you can rest before the big night! The evening will begin with a Pre-Challenge Tactics Talk, followed by the Pasta Party, then walk together to the start line close to the hotel for a warm up before your MoonWalk marathon begins!

    The MoonWalk Iceland will begin at midnight… and what a marathon it is! Centred around Lake Myvatn with its stunning mirror-like reflections, volcanic scenery and lava rocks. You will be surrounded by nature – including sheep and white horses. It is simply spectacular.

Visit the Dettifoss Waterfall, the most powerful in Europe.

 

Power walk the MoonWalk Marathon in the land of the midnight sun.
  • Day 4 | Rest and celebration

    After crossing the finish line your day of celebrations begins! You will be so busy chatting and enjoying each other’s company and sharing stories from the night's escapade, that you won’t notice the afternoon rolling into the celebration dinner, a wonderful opportunity to feast on many of the local delicacies. It will be a truly magnificent day!

After crossing the finish line your celebrations begin with a delicious hotel breakfast, massage, afternoon tea, cake, prosecco and a team celebratory dinner!
  • Day 5 | Explore Reykjavik

    The group has time to explore Reykjavik and enjoy some of what the South of Iceland has to offer. Reykjavik is the world’s most northern capital and is a cocktail of colourful buildings, Viking history, quirky museums, wonderful shopping and captivating landscapes. Set on the coastline, with a backdrop of snow topped peaks, Reykjavik is a superb base for visiting glacier-topped volcanoes, shimmering falls, the famous Golden Circle and so much more. Enjoy the nightlife - it can be quite surreal, as it’s light till late!

  • Day 6 | Blue Lagoon trip, travel

    Today the group heads to the world famous Blue Lagoon to spend some time relaxing and to enjoys a soak in the wonderful mineral waters. The silky blue waters and steam will really help you unwind and relax before your return home. You'll wave goodbye to new friends, leaving with memories to last a lifetime. What a fantastic experience!

Soak in the natural mineral waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Sel-Hotel Myvatn
Mývatn
660
Iceland

The Sel-Hotel Myatn is a comfortable and welcoming lakeside hotel in Northern Iceland offering superb hospitality to the MoonWalkers throughout the trip.

Route

  • 1 lap
  • Cut off time
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Single start
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Pre-race meal
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt

Included

  • Return international flights (full package only)
  • Domestic flights
  • Return in-country airport transfers 
  • 4 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • 1 night en-suite hotel accommodation in Reykjavik city centre
  • Most meals
  • Afternoon tea
  • Excursions as part of the itinerary including transport and guides
  • Event entry to The MoonWalk Iceland
  • Training plan
  • Bra - the famous signature bra for you to decorate
  • 3 MoonWalk Iceland t-shirts (1 long sleeved and 2 short sleeved)
  • High visibility beanie
  • MoonWalk Iceland cap
  • MoonWalk Iceland midge hat
  • Weather protector
  • Space blanket
  • All race facilities such as medal, water, entertainment etc

Not Included

  • Travel insurance - available at registration 
  • Personal spending money - for drinks, souvenirs and tips
  • 1 dinner and 1 lunch
  • Optional massage and tours
  • Overseas postage for non-UK residents £20.00

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Fundraising targets

Here are the milestones for raising the £750 target, depending on your sign-up date:

  • £600 before the challenge
  • £150 plus any additional fundraising may be submitted after the challenge

Walk the Walk

Raise money. Raise awareness. Get fit. Have fun.

Walk the Walk is the UK's largest breast cancer grant-making charity committed to raising funds for vital breast cancer causes: through active power-walking challenges all over the world. Since 1996 Walk the Walk has raised over £130 million.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Fundraising required
  • Insurance available
  • Pay by instalments
  • Race pack by post
  • Series discount

When booking, please note there are only twin rooms remaining - other room types have sold out.

If fundraising is your strength and you raise more than £1500, some of your trips costs will be refunded.

Entry fees

Deposit

£490.00

Price per person (inc deposit)

£3060.00

Minimum sponsorship

£750.00

I signed up to do the walk on my own, but I never felt alone at any stage during our stay in Iceland. All the Walk the Walk Team were so welcoming, friendly and caring.  Nothing was ever too much trouble and you always had a smile and kind word for us. Anita

Another amazing adventure, shared with so many wonderful people. The sights we have seen from the top of a volcano to whale watching and seeing a blue whale ... If you are tempted, I say do it! I have - 5 times now!!! Andy

Iceland has always been on my ‘bucket list’ and it was a trip of a lifetime which met and far exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did I get to spend it with 60 similarly-minded yet perfect strangers (which I loved) – the week was jam-packed full of amazing activities in a country where you will have more than usual of your fair share of ‘wonders of the world’. Anna