The Amazing Race Season 34 Season 11 Description
Spain → Iceland
How Am I Going to Survive This?
- Prize: Expedia reward points for a five-night trip for two to London, England (awarded to Derek & Claire)
- Eliminated: Aubrey & David
- Málaga (Málaga Airport) to Reykjavík, Iceland (Keflavík International Airport)
- Skógar (Skógafoss) to Mýrdalshreppur (Sólheimajökull)
- Fljótshlíð (Fljótshlíðarfoss)
- Thingvellir National Park (Silfra Fissure)
- Hrunamannahreppur (Gullfoss)
- In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member had to abseil 100 feet (30 m) into a cave, retrieve their next clue, then navigate down a river through a canyoneering course to reunite with their partner.
- Additional notes
- Once in Iceland, teams traveled by helicopter to Sólheimajökull glacier, where they received their next clue and began the leg in groups 15 minutes apart based on the order of their arrival at the previous pit stop.
- At Sólheimajökull, both team members had to climb the glacier and retrieve the flag of Iceland in order to receive their next clue.
- At Silfra Fissure, teams had to don snorkeling gear, memorize 14 Icelandic volcanoes and eruption years while swimming in the fissure, and match the names of the volcanoes with the correct year of eruption. When they were correct, a volcanologist revealed the location of the pit stop: the Gullfoss in Hrunamannahreppur.
- Icelandic-American actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson appeared as the pit stop greeter.
- Aubrey & David chose to quit the task at the Silfra Fissure and received a two-hour penalty.
The Amazing Race Show Description
The Amazing Race is an American adventure reality game show in which 11 or 12 teams of two race around the world (except the Family edition which featured 10 teams of four). The race is split into legs, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and travel by airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs, while the first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since September 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the American version is also broadcast to several other countries.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS Studios and ABC Signature (divisions of ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company, respectively). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it ten out of fifteen times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The series was renewed for a 33rd season, but filming on the season was suspended in February 2020 after three episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new COVID-19 precautions in place, the race completed filming from September to October 2021, and is set to premiere on January 5, 2022