Atjan Wild Islands Festival 2023

8:00am 06 Sep - 10:00pm 10 Sep, 2023
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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Atjan Wild Islands Festival 2023: Feel closer to mother nature on the Faroe Islands

The Atjan Wild Islands Festival is a 5-Day Trail Running, Adventure & Music Festival in the Faroe Islands. This September, the Faroe Islands will host this unique adventure festival that combines trail races, hiking, sea-kayaking, films, lectures, conservation, and celebration, in one of the most stunningly beautiful places on Earth.

Atjan Wild Islands Festival 2023 Schedule

The weekend will begin at the Nordic House in the capital city of Tórshavn, with an evening of adventure film screenings and inspiring environmental talks.

‘Sustainability’ will be a major focus, and with the help of local charities, the events will include a communal beach clean-up with participants repelling down cliffs to the most remote areas to gather debris.

First-ever trail-marathon in the Faroe Islands

In 2018, the Atjan Wild Islands Festival (previously Útilív Adventure Festival) featured the first-ever trail-marathon and ultra-marathon to take place in the Faroe Islands. In 2022, there were four competitive trail races, including 13km, 21km, and the ultra-marathon 65km.

The awe-inspiring backdrop of knife-edge ridges, dramatic waterfalls, secluded lagoons, and ancient trails, provide an epic landscape for athletes and adventurers from all over the world. Athletes will have exclusive entry to a post-race celebration inside a historic, 400-year-old wooden house. Entertainment will include local and international DJ’s and musicians, creating a unique party atmosphere of celebration and achievement.

In addition to the competitive trail races, the festival will also include guided adventures, such as sea-kayaking, coasteering, hiking, surfing and packrafting, all supported by local partners to access the wildest, most remote areas of this unique country.

The Faroe Islands

Marooned in the North Atlantic between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop of the Atjan Wild Islands Festival. The first-ever running, music and adventure-based festival to be held on the Faroe Islands, the festival combines high-octane activities such as trail running, rock climbing, kayaking, and mountaineering, with an exquisitely remote setting.

Separated by narrow fjords, the 18 piece jigsaw of volcanic islands are 62° North, covering 113km North to South, and 75km East to West. The geography and nature of the islands is an adventurers dream – vertical cliff faces, piercing ridge-lines, black sandy beaches, dramatic waterfalls, and secluded lagoons.

Where to stay in the Faroe Islands

There are a number of guest houses and guest houses in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Check out the Hilton for convenience like a 24-hour front desk, restaurant and bar or the traditional Faroese house for something more quiet with a garden and sea views. 

Head to the map below for the best deals in town and the surrounding islands.

Atjan Wild Islands Festival 2023 Dates

The next Trail Running, Adventure & Music Festival will take place from September 6-10, 2023. 

Photos by: David Altabev @DavidAltabev, JackAtkinson @Knowjack, Scott Seefeldt @trashhousepanda

Faroe Islands Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our Faroe Islands travel guide and destination information. Does Faroe Islands require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

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Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Faroe Islands? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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