The Icelandic nature can be very unpredictable – ranging the full scale from gentle sunny moments to rough winds and hail. The average temperature in July is around 10°C / 50°F, so bringing something slightly thicker than skinsuits might be a good idea.
July is quite heavy, in regard to tourist traffic, so we recommend you book your room early – unless you plan to camp out!
The Rift has worked with two hotels close to the starting line which we feel will provide races with the optimal Iceland experience. Each hotel has provided a discounted rate to participants. They also have meal plan options as well as additional Iceland adventures that you can book directly with them to add even more excitement to your trip.
Room availability and rates are only guaranteed until February 1, and the number is limited.
Midgard Base Camp offers accommodation in central South Iceland that caters for all levels of need and all types of travelers. At Midgard you will also find a restaurant, café and bar.
All participants get around 20% discount on rooms at Midgard Basecamp. To book a room, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Rift Gravel Bike Race" as subject.
Hotel Ranga is conveniently placed, 5 minutes from race start. Our beautiful rooms are designed for relaxation after a long day of adventure and taking part in various attractions and activities.
In order to book a room at Hotel Ranga, please send an e-mail to email@example.com (Put “GR000947” in subject.)
Participants get 20% discount for a total of three nights, including breakfast.
You can also book tours at Hotel Rangá.
STRACTA HOTEL in Hella 10minutes from race start in Hvolsvöllur. We invite travelers to enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and delightful experience of our hotel. We wish to provide a smooth and welcoming overall visitor experience. Our guests and their needs are our first priority. All our guests are welcome to use the hotel saunas and hot tubs, located in the hotel garden.
In order to book a room at Stracta Hotel, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Put “RIFTGRAVEL” in subject.)
Participants get 20% discount and a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning.
A lot of the accommodation around the event grounds are booked. Search and you shall pass by checking the booking engines to see what is available onsite and around. Towns close by are
Hella (10min by car)
Selfoss (40min by car)
Vík (60min by car)