Below is everything you need to know about Icebug Xperience West Coast Trail.
If you have any question that isn’t answered below, please send us an email at ix@icebug.se.

How you cover the 75 kilometers during the three days at Icebug Xperience is up to you.

The race is divided into three different categories. You can enter the walking group if you want some extra time to enjoy the sceneries, the running group if you want to experience some world-class trail running, or the run/walk group if you want to walk some parts and run some parts.

You can change your chosen group during Icebug Xperience; you can join the walking group one day and join the run/walk group next day.

If you have to step out of the race at one of the stages, you can still do the next stage, but without having your name in the “final results”

If you are aiming to place yourself at “top 50 runners” (man/women) you need to start all of  the stages at the Running Group!

Our starting fee is 2 495 SEK. This includes shuttle buses from the finish line to the start every day, and a delicious lunch served at the finish line each day. The starting fee also includes a fold-a-cup from Wildo, a merino wool tee from Aclima, a West Coast Trail medal and bus transportation between the event and Munkedal train station.

Registration closes 31 July.

Since Icebug Xperience is an event for the whole family, we want everyone to have fun even if they’re not running or walking. Therefore, we provide a supporter package. This includes the official Icebug Xperience T-shirt, as well as lunch at the finish line each day. As a supporter, you’ll also have the opportunity to join a minivan that will take you from the start out to several places along the course. Here you can cheer on your friends and family, or walk a part of the stage yourself.

Cost: 1 000 SEK, including finisher-tee, transportation and lunch every day.

Thursday, 29th of August

12:00 – Icebug Pop-Up Store opens at Ramsvik, here you will have the possibility to buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

14:00 – Race office opens at Ramsvik Cottage Village. Pick up your bib and starting gear here, and purchase First Aid Kit, whistle and the mandatory bars.

16:30 – Bus from Munkedal Station to Vann- Johannesvik – Ramsvik

20:30 – Bus from Munkedal Station to Vann- Johannesvik- Ramsvik

 

Friday, 30th of August

07:00 – Icebug Pop-Up Store opens at Ramsvik, where you can buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

08:00 – Race office opens at Ramsvik Cottage Village , pick up your bib and starting gear.

09:00 – Walking start, Stage 1 at Ramsvik.

10:30 – Run/Walk-start, Stage 1 at Ramsvik

11:30 – Running start, Stage 1 at Ramsvik.

13:00-16:00 – Walkers & Runners finish the stage. Lunch will be served close to the finish area.

 

Saturday, 31st of August

07:00 – Icebug Pop-Up Store opens at Ramsvik, where you can buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

07:30 – Race office opens at Bohus Malmön/Starting area

08:15 – Walking start, Stage 2 at Bohus-Malmön.

09:15 – Run/Walk start, Stage 2 at Bohus-Malmön

10:45 – Running start, Stage 2 at Bohus-Malmön.

13:00-16:00 – Walkers & Runners finish the stage. Lunch will be served by spirafood.se at the pier.

 

Sunday, 1st  of September

08:00 – Icebug Pop-Up Store opens at Ramsvik, where you can buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

08:00 – Race office opens at Hunnebostrand/Starting area

09:00 – Walking start, Stage 3 at Hunnebostrand.

10:30 – Run/Walk start, Stage 3 at Hunnebostrand.

11:30 – Running start, Stage 3 at Hunnebostrand.

13:00-15:00 – Walkers & Runners finish the race. Lunch will be served at Ramsvik.

14:30 – Prize ceremony.

Airport :  Göteborg Landvetter Airport

You need to arrive at Gothenburg Airport at the latest 05:00 Friday morning (30 of August), we recommend that you to arrive at Thursday 29 of August, and book one extra night at your choice of accommodation.

Airport Coaches: Landvetter; Airport–Gothenburg

Take the Airport Coach to Gothenburg Central station.

Bus from Gothenburg to Ramsvik on Thursday 29 of August and return Sunday 1 of September

Take our bus to Ramsvik from Gothenburg. Only 57 seats, first come first served.

16:00 departure from the main entrance First Hotel G, Nils Ericsson platsen, Göteborg, Sweden.

200 SEK, including return on Sunday (16:00). Book by emailing ix@icebug.se

Train/Bus to Munkedal Station, Use the travel planner, Type From “Centralstationen”  to “Munkedal station”.

Shuttle bus from Munkedal Station to Ramsvik & Kungshamn; 

Thursday 29 of August  there will be 2 shuttle buses to choose, one approx. 16:30 and one bus approx. 20:30 (we will plan the shuttle buses so they match the train/bus from Gothenburg)

Friday 30 of August there will be 2 shuttle buses, one approx. 08:00 and one approx. 09:30 (we will plan the shuttle buses so they match the train/bus from Gothenburg)

The shuttle buses are included in the race ticket.

Transport from Icebug Xperience

Shuttle bus from Ramsvik & Kungshamn to Munkedal; 

Sunday 1 of September the first shuttle bus will leave Ramsvik (finish area) at approx. 15:00, the second 17:0. The bus ride to Munkedal takes about 40 minutes.

If you take the first bus (there will be a list at Ramsvik where you put your name if you need to take the first bus back to Munkedal)

The earliest flight you can book back home is 19:00

You can always book a cab direct to the airport, takes about 2h and the fixed fee is:

330 euro ( 4 person cab)

500 euro (8 person cab)

Train/Bus to Gothenburg Central Station , Use the travel planner, type From “Munkedal station Munkedal” to “Centralstationen Göteborg”

Airport Coaches: Landvetter; Airport–Gothenburg

Airport :  Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Walking Transportation

 

Below you find the transportation choices that are available during Icebug Xperience for the Walking group! If you stay at Ramsvik you have transportation to the start, from the finish area is included in your accommodation ticket.

If you have any other accommodation and travel by own car you park at the finish area each day and jump on the transportation to the start! We don’t have any transportation back to the start area after finish except on stage 3 on Sunday.

 

Friday 30 Aug. – Walking Start 09:00 at Ramsvik

07:30 Boat from Smögen (Finish area) – Ramsvik (Start area)

07:30 Bus from Vann – Ramsvik (Start area)

15:00- 18:00 Bus/Boat Smögen-Ramsvik (the bus/boat leaves when it´s full and returns. Can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

15:00-18:00 Bus Smögen – Vann (the bus leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

 

Saturday 31 Aug. Walking Start 08:15 at Bohus Malmön

07:00 Boat from Kungshamn (Finish area) – Bohus Malmön (Start area)

07:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Bohus Malmön (Start area)

07:00 Bus from Vann – Bohus Malmön (Start area)

15:00-18:00 Bus/Boat Kungshamn-Ramsvik Ramsvik (the bus/boat leaves when it´s full and returns. Can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

15:00-18:00 Bus Kungshamn – Vann (the bus leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

 

Sunday 1 Sep. Walking Start 09:00 at Hunnebostrand

If you go by car we strongly recommend you to park your car at the start in Hunnebostrand. After finish, we have transportation with boats (approx. 15 min of boat ride) from Ramsvik back to Hunnebostrand.

Here you find the nearest parking lot.

08:00 Bus from Vann – Hunnebostrand (start area)

08:15 Boat from Ramsvik (finish area) – Hunnebostrand (start area)

14:00-17:00 Boat from Ramsvik (finish area) – Hunnebostrand (start area)

15:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Vann – Munkedal. Link to Västtrafik to find bus/train to connect with Icebug Xperience bus

17:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Vann – Munkedal. Link to Västtrafik to find bus/train to connect with Icebug Xperience bus

 

Run/Walk transportation.

Below you find the transportation choices that are available during Icebug Xperience for the Run/Walk group! If you stay at Ramsvik the transportation to the start, from the finish area is included in your accommodation ticket.

If you have any other accommodation and travel by own car you park at the finish area each day and jump on the transportation to the start! We don’t have any transportation back to the start area after finish except on stage 3 on Sunday.

 

Friday 30 Aug. – Run/Walk Start 10:30 at Ramsvik

09:00 Boat from Smögen (finish area) – Ramsvik (start area)

09:00 Bus from Vann – Ramsvik (start area)

15:00- 18:00 Bus/Boat Smögen-Ramsvik (the bus/boat leaves when it´s full and returns. Can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

15:00-18:00 Bus Smögen – Vann (the bus leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

 

Saturday 31 Aug. Run/Walk Start 09:15 at Bohus Malmön

08:00 Boat from Kungshamn (finish area) – Bohus-Malmön (Start area)

08:00 Bus from Vann – Bohus Malmön (start area)

08:05 Bus from Ramsvik – Bohus Malmön (Start area)

15:00-18:00 Bus/Boat Kungshamn-Ramsvik (the bus/boat leaves when it´s full and returns. Can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

15:00-18:00 Bus Kungshamn – Vann (the bus leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

 

Sunday 1 Sep. Run/Walk Start 10:30 at Hunnebostrand

If you go by car we strongly recommend you to park your car at the start in Hunnebostrand. After finish, we have transportation with boats (approx. 15 min of boat ride) from Ramsvik back to Hunnebostrand.

Here you find the nearest parking lot.

09:30 Boat from Ramsvik (finish area) – Hunnebostrand (start area)

09:30 Bus from Vann – Hunnebostrand (start area)

14:00-17:00 Boat from Ramsvik (finish area) – Hunnebostrand (start area)

15:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Vann – Munkedal. Link to Västtrafik to find bus/train to connect with Icebug Xperience bus

17:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Vann – Munkedal. Link to Västtrafik to find bus/train to connect with Icebug Xperience bus

 

Running transportation.

Below you find the transportation choices that are available during Icebug Xperience for the walking group! If you stay at Ramsvik the transportation to the start, from the finish area is included in your accommodation ticket.

If you have any other accommodation and travel by own car you park at the finish area each day and jump on the transportation to the start! We don’t have any transportation back to the start area after finish except on stage 3 on Sunday.

 

Friday 30 Aug. – Running Start 11:30 at Ramsvik

09:50 Boat from Smögen (Finish area) – Ramsvik (Start area)

10:00 Bus from Vann – Ramsvik (start area)

15:00- 18:00 Bus/Boat Smögen-Ramsvik (the bus/boat leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

15:00-18:00 Bus Smögen – Vann (the bus leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

 

Saturday 31 Aug. Running Start 10:45 at Bohus Malmön

09:25 Boat from Kungshamn (Finish area) – Bohus Malmön (Start area)

09:30 Bus from Vann – Bohus Malmön (start area)

09:40 Bus from Ramsvik – Bohus Malmön (Start area)

15:00-18:00 Bus/Boat Kungshamn -Ramsvik Ramsvik (the bus/boat leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

15:00-18:00 Bus Kungshamn – Vann (the bus leaves when it´s full and returns. It can be a bit waiting at rush hour)

 

Sunday 1 Sep. Running Start 11:30 at Hunnebostrand

If you go by car we strongly recommend you to park your car at the start in Hunnebostrand. After finish, we have transportation with boats (approx. 15 min of boat ride) from Ramsvik back to Hunnebostrand.

Here you find the nearest parking lot.

10:30 Boat from Ramsvik (finish area) – Hunnebostrand (start area)

10:30 Bus from Vann – Hunnebostrand (start area)

14:00-17:00 Boat from Ramsvik (finish area) – Hunnebostrand (start area)

15:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Vann – Munkedal. Link to Västtrafik to find bus/train to connect with Icebug Xperience bus

17:00 Bus from Ramsvik – Vann – Munkedal. Link to Västtrafik to find bus/train to connect with Icebug Xperience bus

There are some things that you need to bring during the race.

  • Timing device (will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Map (Will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Liquid for 30 kilometers (min 0.2 l)
  • Energy (Energy bar, energy gel etc. Minimum 250 kcal)
  • Extra shell jacket or a safety blanket
  • First aid kit (blood stopper/plasters and bandages)
  • Whistle
  • Fold-a-cup (To use at the water stations, since we’re not using any disposable cups. Will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Cell phone

Important: We will make random controls, and participants who don’t have all of the above in their pack will get penalty time.

Icebug Xperience is an event for all your senses. Our mission is to provide you with the best food and beverages you can find in Sweden – and everything is from organic and locally produced ingredients. A food truck is serving delicious lunch at the finish line, and the energy stations are stocked with organic fruit and cinnamon rolls from a local stone oven bakery. We are also hosting beer and coffee tastings at the Ramsvik Holiday Village.

Opening times Icebug Pop-Up Store:

Thursday 29/8: 14-21
Friday 30/8: 07-20
Saturday 31/8: 07-20
Sunday 1/9: 07-15

In the store you will find:
Icebug shoes and Icebug Insoles at special prices, hydration vests and flipbelts from Silva, socks from Gococo, Icebug Xperience hoodies, emergency whistles, first aid kits and plasters, as well as sports drink and gel from Maurten.

You will also be able to borrow a pair of Icebug shoes to try out during the race. Please note that the borrowing of test shoes is only for one stage per participant.

Economical, social and environmental sustainability is something we really care about at Icebug Xperience West Coast Trail. We want the event to grow organically together with the area, to market Bohuslän as an all year-destination. We work with local entrepreneurs and inkeepers, and our vision is that everything consumed at the event is made by organic, locally produced ingredients. We also want to take care of the environment in the area. Most of the race therefore follow existing coastal paths and trails, and we place garbage bins during the course. We also inform our participants about the Swedish Right of Public Access and the importance of respecting it.

THE BOHUSLÄN COAST – YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS!

The Bohuslän coast runs almost 280 kilometres along western Sweden, from the city of Gothenburg all the way up to Norway. There are 8,000 islands off the coast and up until about a century ago the people of the coast and island relied on the humble arts of herring fishing and quarrying rock to make a living. Those are the hard facts – now comes the really good stuff.

The coastline is packed with small fishing villages tucked in between the smooth granite rock. These are perfect stops for sun bathing, swimming and perhaps a spot of crab fishing. If you are staying longer you can book self-guided and guided kayaking tours of some of the islands, including Kosterhavet National Park which is Sweden’s first marine national park. It includes the beautiful and car-free Koster and other islands were you can spot seals lolling in the waves or on the rocks, do a bit of island hopping, or even swim a ”snorkel trail” and spot some of the plants and creatures that live here.

Down by the harbour in the towns of Grebbestad, Fjällbacka and Strömstad local fisherman would be only too happy to take you out to bait and haul in lobster (from end September), langoustine and crab (best thing is that on most of these trips you get to taste or buy some of the spoils). For fishermen and fisherwomen (this is Sweden after all), on the river Öreskilsälvan there could be a large salmon with your name on it, while in the waters offshore the first sea trout of the season is waiting to be hooked.

A truly fabulous way of experiencing the Bohuslän coast and inland is by hiking or cycling. You can walk or cycle Kuststigen (the coast trail) and the 370 kilometre long Bohusleden, that starts in Gothenburg in the south and stretches all the way to the seaside town of Strömstad in the north.

Sotenäs – a part of Bohuslän

In Sotenäs you’ll find picturesque Bovallstrand, granite centre of Hunnebostrand, town centre Kungshamn and the islands Smögen and Malmön.

The magnificent archipelago and barren cliffs best experienced by taking a part in activities at or by the sea – such as boating, hiking, climbing and of course sunbathing and swimming.

An important part of your stay in our district is our cuisine. Close by the sea and surrounded by a rich country side, we have the best of primary products at our disposal, and some of the world’s best seafood! 

Links to great stuff to during your stay in Bohuslän:

The shellfish journey – http://www.vastsverige.com/en/bohuslan/shellfish-experiences/
V
andring i Bohuslän – http://www.vastsverige.com/en/bohuslan/articles/walking-in-bohuslan/
Paddling i Bohuslän – http://www.vastsverige.com/en/bohuslan/nature-experiences/kayaking/

We do not refund starting tickets, but allow changing a participant’s name on a registration free of charge. The person wishing to replace their registered name is responsible for finding their own replacement.

Note that it is only possible to change a participant’s name up to 10 days before the race takes place, or 1 day before the registration closes, whichever comes first.

Registration closes 31 July 2019.

Please read our General Terms for more information.

Can I run with my dog?
Yes, but out of respect for other runners you will need to keep it on a leash.

What time does my group start?
Please see the ”Schedule” tab for all important times.

I have my own car, can I still use the shuttle bus?
Yes! In the morning, park your car at the finish of the stage. Take the shuttle to the start area and run/walk back to the finish, where your car will be waiting.

Can I sign up for just one of the stages?
No, registration is only possible for all 3 stages of Icebug Xperience. You can choose to run one day and walk another – just be sure to change this at the race office before the start of each stage. You can choose not to participate in all stages but will not have a ”total time” unless you complete all 3 stages. Changing starting groups will also result in no total time.