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Discussion: News

in: Ice and Fire 2019 (Aug 8–18 - Reykjavík, Capital Region, IS)

Nov 10, 2018 7:15 PM # 
snailontheslope:
1) Dates for Ice-O have been confirmed by Hekla Orienteering Club: August 9-11, 2019: http://orienteering.is/
2) All accommodations for our group have been pre-booked (except 2 nights in Reykjavil), on or under the budget
3) 25 spots are left, info and registration here: http://azimutoc.ca/news/kingdom-ice-fire-iceland/
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Nov 14, 2018 3:02 PM # 
snailontheslope:
Cost breakdown: We will have a 39-seater with toilet, for 30 people, for 10 days, for an amazing price of 420$ (US here and further) per person for the whole trip! Group accommodation comes to 70$ per person per night in a double or triple room with shared bathroom. Dinner 60$, breakfast 30$ (half-price for kids). For the 2 new maps with course planning, printing, set-up, I am planning to collect 50$ per person: half to pay to the hosting club, half to offer to a designated course setter as a discount for his services. So it comes to 1,750$ per person. I am planning to collect 1/3 at registration, 1/3 10 days prior to departure, 1/3 upon final calculation.
Not included: air fare, registration to the Ice-O meet, medical insurance, accommodation and food on the first 2 days in Reykjavik, guided tours from Dalvik (whale watching) and Hofn (glacier and lagoon tours) that will be optional and booked with different companies.
For what I am planning for my family will come to 2 350 per person including the expensive glacier tours and whale watching. However I have not communicated with those companies yet, we might end up getting a good group discount there too! Anyways, it's a start. Think about it, and only invite good people to join!

On Zone4, the prices are in CAD (we live in Montreal, and my bank does everything in CAD).

More info and registration here: https://azimutoc.ca/
Nov 20, 2018 5:37 PM # 
snailontheslope:
Another good news: the ISK is super-low now, perfect timing to book your lodging in Reykjavik :)
Dec 3, 2018 5:01 PM # 
snailontheslope:
A few excellent deals on accommodations in Reykjavik near Laugardaslaug. Of course I booked mine before sharing ;)
https://www.airbnb.ca/s/homes?refinement_paths%5B%...
Dec 20, 2018 10:19 PM # 
snailontheslope:
Registration for the ICE-O by the Hekla Orienteering Club has been opened.
http://orienteering.is/2018/12/19/ice-o-2019/
The Rauðhólar ("The Red Hills") will not be used for competition, but we could use it fro training after the long on Saturday instead of the lava field (it is very close). Both maps are amazing and truly unique. Let me know which one you prefer.
Dec 21, 2018 2:22 AM # 
bbrooke:
I had an amazing time on Anna's 2018 Iceland O-tour!

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Dec 22, 2018 1:20 AM # 
snailontheslope:
Hi Brooke! Thank you! How did you manage to incorporate the pics into the message?
Dec 22, 2018 1:32 AM # 
jjcote:
posting images
Dec 22, 2018 5:11 PM # 
yurets:
There are many amazing places on the planet, far north, close to where Santa lives.

https://www.snowjapan.com/the-snow-monkeys-of-jigo...
Dec 22, 2018 5:48 PM # 
snailontheslope:
https://scontent.fymy1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/1...

In Iceland, one gets to BE that monkey! Me in the middle. Still trying to get in the picture itself.. Thank you JJ for the info!
Dec 22, 2018 7:55 PM # 
bbrooke:
Hi Anna, Right-click the photo in your browser and select "Copy Image Location" (or something similar) to get the file path. Then, to insert the photo, add this to your Attackpoint post:

<img src="http://www.somewhere.com/image_name.jpg" />
Dec 22, 2018 7:58 PM # 
bbrooke:
Flickr has a "share" button that generates the HTML code to just copy & paste. Other photo gallery sites probably have something similar.
Dec 22, 2018 10:21 PM # 
jjcote:
Dec 22, 2018 10:44 PM # 
bbrooke:
Or just ask J-J to do it for you. ;-)
Dec 24, 2018 12:40 AM # 
snailontheslope:
After much effort and re-creating Flickr account, here is why: we only have one half-day of extra Orienteering in Reykjavik, and have to choose one of two amazing locations:
1) The Red Hills: very close to the competition location, unique terrain with pseudo-craters, easily runnable:
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2) Lava field, walkable only, but such a mind-boggling exercise in contour reading! NB: the guy in the picture is not falling over the rock, he is punching a control!
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Votes please!

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