The Course


The race starts on the beautiful island of Bohus-Malmön with an interesting stonemasonry history. Here you will run a 12-kilometer loop on a coastal trail, passing by amazing beaches and smooth granite slabs.

To get to the mainland, you will need to take the ferry. Of course, the timekeeping is stopped until you get off the ferry and while waiting for it to pick you up. In Tullboden you will get your first refreshments and the timing mat is placed after the energy station so you can fill up your battery before the upcoming hilly part filled with slippery rocks, verdant forests and winding gravel roads. Wich leads to the beautiful village of Kungshamn where you will be provided with cinnamon buns and raw food bars to get you energized and ready for a few kilometers of asphalt before arriving at the famous pier in Smögen. Here you will run by some late-summer tourists, small shops and restaurants.

After Smögen comes 10 kilometers of single tracks, passing mountains and forests till you get to the first passing of the Sote Channel which has both energy and stoped clock if you can´t pass the bridge due to opening of the bridge.

Following this part, there will be 16-kilometers of excellent trails in the beautiful nature reserve Ramsvikslandet. This is a unique place, full of red-colored granite slabs and traces from the ancient ice sheet with giant kettles and ice slides.

After the second passing of the Bridge over Sote Channel, you will run along the hand-dug channel with magnificent views combined with a hilly terrain. During this part, you will meet your last true challenges in having to beat two mountains before reaching the picturesque port of Hunnebostrand and the finish line where you will be served food and drinks. Additionally it is here you will have the opportunity to reserve a place on a well-deserved finisher’s banquette.

Your Experience

Ultra-long distance requires ultra-good conditions. Therefore, our ultra race is located in the most beautiful landscape you can find, and our 50-mile course includes all our favorite trails. We’ve stacked our energy stations with everything from cinnamon buns and raw food bars to pancakes, soups and pasta, everything made by organic ingredients. Running far has never been easier!


The whole purpose of Icebug Xperience is to show you something new. To make you realize that a race can be so much more than a race. In our world, a race is more than the blood, sweat and tears you produce between the start and finish line. In fact, you don’t even have to run. Therefore, we invented a race that doesn’t end at the finish line. The finish line is just the start of something new.


Icebug Xperience Ultra is located in Bohuslän, which according to us is the most beautiful place in the world. You can find an endless amount of trail races that take place in forests or mountains, but we don’t know any other race where you can inhale the seabreeze while running or walking along the cliffs with the salt ocean water splattering against your face. We can assure you that running up to 16 hours in this stunning environment is a one of a kind-experience..


The only thing better than a running session is the meal after the running session. Therefore, we’re hosting a banquet after the race where you can try the best food the Swedish west coast has to offer. Get ready to savour some high quality fresh fish, sea food and meat. All food is produced by professional chefs and made by organic and locally produced ingredients.



Icebug Xperience Ultra is a race that is best experienced together with fellow runners. We recommend everyone to arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday. To make it possible, we have set up an Ultra Camp at Hunnebostrands vandrarhem Gammelgården.

NOTE: This years race will be held THURSDAY September 3rd.


Hunnebostrands vandrarhem Gammelgården is proud to be one of the official partners of the Icebug Xperience Race 2020, and more so the finish line is close to our accommodation facilities. During the weekend of the race, 4-6 September, we have three accommodation packages to offer.

You can book either:

  1. A bed in a shared room with other participants
  2. Single room
  3. A family room (Suitable for 2 adults and 2 children.

(More detailed information see pricelist below)

All our accommodation packages include:

– Two-night-stay stay in one of our rooms on 4-6th September 2020.

– Breakfast buffet

– Bedding and towels

– Departure cleaning

– Transportation to the start line.

Whichever room type you choose, you will meet participants from all over the world.

About us:

Hunnebostrands vandrarhem Gammelgården has 26 rooms of different sizes and can accommodate 80 guests.

The different types of rooms are:

  • 2-bed rooms with one bunk bed, a wardrobe, a small table and chair.
  • Double bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, small table and chair.
  • Family room with 2 bunk beds, 2 wardrobes a small table and chairs.

There are several showers/toilets and a small kitchen located outside the rooms. We also have a bigger kitchen with more sitting areas and a tv corner in a next-door building.

Our breakfast buffet is served in the main building, where you also find our reception and café.

To book one of our packages, please send us an email to

or call Kajsa on +46 (0) 708-911193. Please state in your booking which of our packages you would like and if you have any food allergies/food preferences. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help you and to make you have a pleasant stay.

Package 1 price 1500kr/person:

A bed in a shared room with 1-3 other participants that have booked the same package as you.

– Two-night-stay in a shared room

– Breakfast buffet

– Bedding and towels

– Departure cleaning

– Transportation to the start line

*If you and your friend have booked the same package and would like to stay together please mention that when you make your reservation and we will do our best to put you in the same room

Package 2 price 2300kr/person

With this package, you stay alone in one of our 2-bed room (a bunk bed). You have your own room during your stay.

– Two-night-stay in a single room (Bunkbed)

– Breakfast buffet

– Bedding and towels

– Departure cleaning

– Transportation to the start line

Package 3 price 3500kr/rum

A great family option!

This package is for those of you who travel with your family. The package is for 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12).

– Two-night-stay in one of our family rooms

– Breakfast buffet

– Bedding and towels

– Departure cleaning

– Transportation to the start line

If you wish to extend your stay before or after the race, this can be arranged. (Contact us for further information).

A warm welcome from us to you, and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Xperience Ultra







Important note:

The new date is THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd.

We had to change the date for this event to get permission to do the Ultra. If you already are registered please let us know if you can´t participate by sending a mail to

50-mile coastal Ultra.

Perhaps it’s your first ultra, perhaps you’ve done lots of them. Either way, IX Ultra will be your best running experience ever. Our 50-mile course is located in a unique landscape in the western parts of Sweden, and we’re confident when saying it’s the most beautiful ultra-race in the world. You will be running along the coastline, on everything from red-colored granite cliffs to elvish forests. Simply, the best things West Sweden has to offer – compressed into one single race.

Come and experience trail running at its best. Welcome to IX Ultra.

What's Included

Our starting fee is 1 200 SEK. This includes all the service along the track, several food stations with meals made from organic ingredients. The starting fee also includes a fold-a-cup from Wildo, a merino wool tee from Aclima and a wooden medal. Shuttle buses from Hunnebostrand and Ramsvik to the start at Bohus-Malmön.


Early Bird offer 995 SEK if you register between January 15-19!

Xperience the feel of the 2019 Ultra.