Iceland Midnight Sun Cross Country Rally 2009

Drive some of the most grueling roads and tracks in Europe in daylight into the sumer night. Pass magnificent glaciers and cross the largest desert in Europe. Stages from 40 km to 288 km in this magnificent event with 1325 km special stages. Drive on variable surface including, gravel, mud, lava and pumice all in the same day. And still have time left for some sight seeing, See the magnificent glaciers, geysers, waterfalls, volcanos, wast lava-fields and take a bath in geothermal water in the Blue Lagoon.
An adventure not to be missed!

For further information contact info@tomcat.is

Iceland is 103.000 km2 most of it is not inhabited. The island is only 500 km across from west to east, and 300 km from south to north. All the cities, towns and villages are near the coastline typically at sea level. The interia / highland is mostly desert landscape. Most common surface is palagonite tuff (gravel) lava, pumice (ash), sand, mud and mixtures of this. Only the main traffic roads are paved with tarmac. The interia / highland opens in the spring (or summer if you like) early June and stays accessible depending on wether and condition until October. The mountain tracks suitable for Cross Country Rallying are at around 100 – 700m above sea-level. The highest mountain peak being ca: 2111m (Hvannadalshnjśkur)
From early June to early July there is daylight throughout the night, 24 hr. But during December and January there is scares daylight.
The population is only 300.000 which 200.000 live in or in the vicinity of Reykjavik the capital. Icelanders have been rallying for 30 years and motorsport is slowly but surely being recognized as good family-sport. A part of the Rally Reykjavik takes place on some of the potential Cross Country Rally Iceland stages but many tracks have not been used as they are better suited for Cross Country type vehicles. Logistics are easy and straight forward both to and from the island as well as in land. In most cases the stages can be reached at both ends and sometimes along the rout by alternative roads. Icelanders have a well trained and well equipped rescue services both professional and volunteers which provide security and safety services. Iceland is free from armed conflicts and pirates and the people are helpful and friendly. Apart for being the perfect venue for an event like a Cross Country Rally it has many interesting things to offer which even can be incorporated into the race. E.g. a visit to the Blue Lagoon can be visited between legs etc. Although most of the preferred mountain tracks are quite remote there is always accommodation close to the outskirts of the interia providing shelter, from the elements and service to the crews. Often a choice between a rustic basic accommodation or more luxurious hotels. The rout could take competitors past most of the major sites in Iceland attracting tourists by the thousands every year.


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Sęlir fešgar, gott framtak hjį ykkur. Gaman veršur aš fylgjast meš framvindunni.  

Vildi samt nota tękifęriš og benda ykkur į aš töluvert er um stafsetningarvillur ķ textanum sem og rangar uppl. um hęš Hvannadalshnjśks sem er 2111m

var fyrir leišréttingu 2119m.  

Gott mįl, 

kvešja 

Davķš G. Diego 

Davķš G. Diego (IP-tala skrįš) 4.1.2008 kl. 13:26

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Sęll Davķš.

Takk fyrir įbendinguna, ó-villuleitašur texti settur inn fyrir mistök.

Ég žarf greinilega aš męla Hnjśkinn aftur en tek žķn orš góš og gild.

Vissulega er žetta spennandi verkefni. Viš erum bśnir aš vera vinna ķ žessu sķšan 2005 meš annari hendinni og sjįum viš žvķ ekkert til fyrirstöšu aš keppnin gęti fariš fram įriš 2009. Slķk keppni kostar reyndar óhemju fé og enn eru óleyst verkefni sem viš erum aš vinna ķ meš öšru. Höfum viš m.a. veriš ķ įgętu sambandi viš nokkra keppendur og starfsmenn "Dakar" keppninnar og sżna menn žessu mikinn įhuga.

Žaš sem viš sjįum ķ žessu, auk žess aš vera skemmtileg ķžrótt, er aušvitaš stórt tękifęri ķ feršažjónustu. Žaš er meš žessa hugmynd eins og svo margar ašrar aš žennan pakka žarf aš bjóša sem fullmótaša vöru žar sem allir endar eru hnżttir og gęši tryggš. Viš (Ķslendingar) ęttum aš geta tekiš į móti keppendum og žjónustaš žį frį a til ö. Hér rķkir frišur, hópar ribbalda sitja ekki um feršamenn og ašstęšur til keppnishalds įkjósanlegar. Mikill fjölbreytileiki ķ leišum og ķ raun er hér allt til alls til aš halda slķka keppni sem stenst samanburš viš hvaša Cross Country keppni sem er. Fyrstu mįnuši žessa įrs munum viš eiga nokkra fundi hér heima og erlendis sem vonandi verša įrangursrķkir, en viš erum enn aš safna liši, ž.e.a.s velja okkur samstarfsašila. Fyrir mörgu žarf aš hugsa, allt frį skipasiglingum (frakt) og morgunverši fyrir her manna į mišju hįlendinu til öryggismįla og öruggra gagnaflutninga frį stęrstu eyšimörk Evrópu. Hugmyndin meš žessari sķšu er aš geta vķsaš į hana til upplżsinga um keppnina. Į nęstu dögum munum viš setja inn hugmyndir okkar um vęntanlegar leišir og fyrirkomulag. Jafnframt munum viš setja inn linka į reglur og ašrar upplżsingar. Keppendum og öšrum įhugasömum munum viš bjóša GPS track af leišinni įsamt DVD myndum af öllum sérleišunum. Eftir žeim munu lišin geta śtbśiš leišanótur til aš aka eftir en til aš lįgmarka ónęši af keppninni og jafna keppnisašstöšu heimamanna og gesta veršur leišaskošunar-bann. Til aš gefa grófa hugmynd um fyrirhugašar leišir eru žęr eftirfarandi: Kaldidalur, Skjaldbreiš - Haukadalsheiši, Kjölur, Męlifellsdalur, Sprengisandur, Ódįšahraun, Fjallabak N, og fl. en samtals skv. įętlunum eru eknir 1325 km į sérleišum į fjórum dögum. Keppnin myndi žó standa ķ viku meš keppnisskošun og veršlaunaafhendingu. Lķklegast mętti nęstum tvöfalda žessa vegalengd įn žess aš aka oft um sömu slóša į hįlendinu. Meira sķšar, Žakka žér fyrir innlitiš, allar uppįstungur vel žegnar sem geta byggt viš žessa hugmynd.

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Žorsteinn Svavar McKinstry (IP-tala skrįš) 4.1.2008 kl. 23:03

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