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Iceland Paragliding Open XC 2020
Paragliding Cross Country
FAI Category 2 giving WPRS points for participation.
Iceland PG Open is a competition for all levels of competitors.
See FAI event calendar

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Flying site

Mt Burfell is a well know launch ground in the South of Iceland. It is located about 120 km from Reykjavik and connected by highway. It is a 669-meter table volcano located in Iceland. It is situated in the south of the country along the western boundary of the Þjórsárdalur valley.

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HQ at camping place at Arnes.
About 100km from Reykjavik, only accessible by car.

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Event info

Iceland Paragliding Open XC 2020
Paragliding Cross Country
FAI Category 2 giving WPRS points for participation.
Iceland PG Open is a competition for all levels of competitors.
See FAI event calendar

Flying site

Mt Burfell is a well know launch ground in the South of Iceland. It is located about 120 km from Reykjavik and connected by highway. It is a 669-meter table volcano located in Iceland. It is situated in the south of the country along the western boundary of the Þjórsárdalur valley. It is a lonely standing round top mountain that dominates the valley about 400 m. Practically, you can go into the air anywhere where the mountain is circular.

Take off - 660m ASL (64.080431 -19.802862)
A wide flat stony ground clean form obstacles. Connection by asphalt road and then 4x4 vehicles to get to top of the mountain

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee is €100 / ISK 15.000
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First come first served is the key.
Pilots from any nation will get places that are available on first come first serve.

The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee.
Registrations and payment of entry fee will secure your place

---Please Notify by email of all payments---

Payment methods:
***PayPal
Pay to email: ag@teigar.net

***International Bank Transfer/SWIFT:
ISK:
Name: Agust Gudmundsson
SWIFT: GLITISRE
IBAN: IS230513261001942606602769
EUR:
Name: Agust Gudmundsson
SWIFT: GLITISRE
IBAN: IS070513387103822606602769

***Iceland bank transfer:
513-26-100194 Knt: 260660-2769

Or make arrangements of payment with the organizer by mail.
Refunds are in full (less bank charges) until June 1st.
After that refunds are discretion of organizer.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Winners of Open Competition will receive Medals for top 3 places.
Icelandic top pilots will be the Icelandic Champions of 2020 for top 3 places.

Sponsors for further prizes in progress :-)

General schedule

General schedule for each competition day:

17-21 June Task days as defined in Morning Briefing
No reserve day.

Registration will be at HQ evening 16th and early morning 17th before we go to take off.

17. June Wednesday - (registration) and Competition day
18. June Thursday - Competition day
19. June Friday - Competition day
20. June Saturday - Competition day
evening - BBQ at HQ/camping Saturday night.
21. June Sunday - Competition day (short task)
- Prize Giving time/place to be announced

Daily schedule

Daily Schedule

09.00 - Pilot Briefing at HQ
11.00 - Task briefing at takeoff
17.00 - Scoring at HQ

Accommodation and Activities

HQ will be at Camping Site of Arnes ( http://tjalda.is/en/arnes/ )
The HQ is located about 100 km to the East of Reykjavik.

There is a swimming pool and hot jacuzzi at HQ.
Those who dont want to camp and prefer rooms,
there is a Hostel at campsite.

For camping the price is ISK1500 per person, about USD10.
For cars, it might be simplest to get a campervan (small van modified for sleeping in).
With that you have a place to sleep and a car in one.
Camper hires are for example (I dont know them)
https://happycampers.is/
https://www.gocampers.is/
https://www.kukucampers.is/
I am sure there are more options.

There are other options found on:
https://Aribnb.com
https://booking.com
and
Steinsholt ( http://ww.steinsholt.is ) which is on the way to takeoff.
Leirubakki ( http://www.leirubakki.is ) on the east side of takeoff.
Cottage rentals:
https://bungalo.is/

And farmstays:
http://www.farmholidays.is/

I know some visitors will actually just buy some cheap tents and stuff and treat it as single use (for the trip).
www.rumfatalagerinn.is or similar shops have cheap camping stuff.

How to get here

International competitors fly to Iceland (KEF intenational airport)
Around 30 airlines have scheduled flights to Iceland.
It might be helpful to find suitable flights using http://www.dohop.com

HQ is at Arnes
It has camping place, hostel, restaurant and swimmingpool.

Driving is the only option to get to Arnes :-)

ARNES GPS Coordinates N64° 2' 44.828" W20° 14' 56.404"

Google map directions:
https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=64.04578552744000,-20.24900110828100

Southern Region, Iceland
Iceland

Plane

The nearest airport is Reykjavik http://www.icelandair.com/ is the largest airline connecting many Europe and USA cities to Iceland.
http://www.easyjet.com/en/ has many European flights.
http://www.dohop.com/ might give you options available

Car

The camping is located about 100 km from Reykjavik about 1h 30 min by car along highway 1.

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Organizers

FAI World Airsports Federation
FAI World Airsports Federation
Flugmalafelag Islands
Flugmalafelag Islands
Iceland NAC
Fisfelag Reykjavikur
Fisfelag Reykjavikur

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