WHAT IS AK EXTREME?
AK Extreme is a four day festival with events scheduled at Mt. Hlíðarfjall and in downtown Akureyri.
For the main event a terrifying Big Jump is constructed, set up out fifteen shipping containers from Eimskip, smack dab in the middle of town.
This winter, alongside the traditional BURN Jib Session in downtown Akureyri, WE HAVE THE ORIGO Downhill Competition at Mt. Hlíðarfjall ON THURSDAY.
Last year’s edition saw over 7000+ spectators turn out to enjoy the sketchy huck-fest that is the Eimskip Big Jump competition in the center of Akureyri.
THE EIMSKIP BIG JUMP
The main event is the Eimskip Container Big Jump in downtown Akureyri. The event is scheduled for Saturday night and broadcast on national television.
The event is strictly invitational, with only top caliber riders with the required guts to handle the extreme sketchiness of the drop-in participating.
The competition is broadcast live on-site on a Jumbotron, where spectators can enjoy recaps and other related material.
BURN JIB SESSION
BURN Jib-session is in Akureyri center with music and mayhem. Burning rails, music and famous riders give the night a fantastic event. The session ends with party at the local party place.
THE ORIGO DOWNHILL
Almost like a Chinese Downhill, the competitors start at the top of the mountain and race to the bottom, the difference being numbered poles stuck randomly in the slope on the way down.
Those who manage to snag one of these poles enter a lottery draw with 5 prizes drawn, no matter if they finish first or last.
As an added feature, contestants are required to carry an open can of the BURN Energy Drink with them, where the amount of spillage is measured for added time.
The race will be followed by an on-hill barbecue party with a DJ, before people depart for more excitement downtown.
Representative from Gaman Travel on hand for the whole stay
Snowboarding fans DO NOT want to miss out on this event.
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