Beards in the Wind is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 23.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Castle of the Moors are as follows:

  1. Nicole & Travis (11:08 pm)
  2. Jason & Amy (11:14 pm)
  3. Nicky & Kim
  4. Tim & Danny
  5. Brandon & Adam
  6. Ally & Ashley
  7. Leo & Jamal
  8. Tim & Marie

Only Nicole & Travis's and Jason & Amy's departure times were shown on-screen.

Teams must fly to Bodø, Norway. Upon arrival, teams must travel by ferry to Svolvær, where they will find their next clue at the ferry terminal.

Choice A: Hang Your Heads
Teams would have to string fish heads in six bundles of ten fish heads each. They then have to take them by wheelbarrow to a fish drying rack and place them on a marked rod. Once finished, the fish foreman will give their next clue.

Ally & Ashley, Brandon & Adam, Jason & Amy, Leo & Jamal, Nicole & Travis, and Tim & Marie chose this task.

Choice B: Hammer of the Cods
Teams would have to collect 15 pairs of cod from a 30 feet high fish drying rack and transport them to a manufacturing area, known as tørrfiskloft, to smash the cod into fish jerky, making sure to remove the bones. Once they have 1 kilogram of fish jerky, they will receive their next clue.

Nicky & Kim and Tim & Danny chose this task.

Teams must travel by RIB to Henningsvær to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to put on a wetsuit and bungee jump off the Henningsvær Bridge. They then have to drop themselves into the waters of the Arctic Ocean and swim to a buoy that holds their next clue, and then swim back to their partner who is waiting in the RIB. The RIB would then take the team back to the shore.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive a Ford Ranger, which they have to hitch to a granite boulder with chains, and move the boulder to reveal their next clue and a satchel of Viking coins, which will be used later in the Race.

Teams must drive themselves to the Lofotr Viking Museum to check in.

For coming in first, Brandon & Adam each won $5,000.

This leg is a no-rest leg. Teams would check in as normal, but receive their clue to start the next leg from Phil. The team that comes in last place does not face a penalty.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
S23 BrandonAdam
 1st place 
Brandon & Adam
Childhood Friends
S23 JasonAmy
 2nd place 
Jason & Amy
S23 NicoleTravis
 3rd place 
Nicole & Travis
Married ER Doctors
S23 LeoJamal
 4th place 
Leo & Jamal
S23 TimMarie
 5th place 
Tim & Marie
S23 TimDanny
 6th place 
Tim & Danny
Best Friends
S23 AllyAshley
 7th place 
Ally & Ashley
NHL Ice Crew
S23 NickyKim
 8th place 
Nicky & Kim
Baseball Wives


  • This episode's title was said by Brandon on the RIB to Henningsvær.


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