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Volcano Iceland postponed due to extended quarantine time

Dear runners, from the Volcano Ultra Marathon Extreme Races Organization we have worked until the last minute to guarantee the celebration of Volcano UltraMarathon Iceland 2021, but due to the latest news communicated by the Icelandic government: They have decreed the following:

ICELAND extends its quarantine restrictions for unvaccinated travelers and with the obligation of PCR on arrival for travelers by 15 days.


  • Quarantine of unvaccinated or antibody-free personnel.
  • PCR on arrival and 5 days after your stay.
  • It opens its border to tourism to travelers inside and outside the Schengen zone only WITHOUT QUARANTINE for travelers VACCINATED or WITH ANTIBODIES.
  • Essential “yellow” vaccination card
  • It adopts its own national classification of risk areas, so travel restrictions for Iceland are not based on the common EU traffic lights map.

At present, all the countries and territories of the world are classified as risk zones, maintaining mandatory quarantine for NOT VACCINATED. All travelers are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test prior to departure. The test must be done within 72 hours before departure. Additionally, all passengers arriving in Iceland must undergo two more PCR tests: one upon arrival, and another 5 to 6 days later. Those who are negative in the second PCR test are no longer subjected to special precautions.

Given the difficulty of runners and STAFF to extend the stay and the difficulty of movement for the second confirmation PCR, we are forced to postpone the event to a few dates later than those set. Of course, because our priority and safety of all runners must be to be able to join with it all the measures for the control of Covid19.

This new information published by Icelandic public bodies does not require a decision to postpone the 1st edition of Volcano UltraMarathon Iceland.

The new date will be from September 10 to 19, 2021.The choice of these dates is not arbitrary and is due to the improvement of cases worldwide and a relaxation in the requirements in Iceland, being a date on which we trust that this problem is controlled and we can return to normal.

We understand the problems that we are going to cause to all runners, but we must put safety and compliance with the laws of the country as our main concern. From now on, from the organization we will work on solving and clarifying all the doubts of the runners, and be able to facilitate your presence as much as possible on this new date.

We appreciate your understanding and we will meet again at the volcanoes in September. smitahaettu — Defined-areas-with-risk-of-infection- (02-27-2020)