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  • Laugavegur 2018

    The 22nd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Registration for the race will be open from January 12th to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee, terms etc will be available at the beginning of January. Is this race for you?
  • Big challange

    Competitors must be in a very good physical shape to take part in this 55 km Ultra Marathon. the Laugavegur trail is very challenging and takes the runner through areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want to know what kind of race the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is we recommend that you read "Is this race for you?" 
  • The Laugavegur trail

    The Laugavegur trail is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course is 55 km and takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Essential Equipment

Latest news from the Laugavegur trail is that it has been opened and hikers have started walking the trail. The weather always causes some uncertainty due to increased water flow in the rivers and layers of snow. Participants should expect running in snow 3-4 km before and after the highest peak, Hrafntinnusker. The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable so please be well prepared and take winter running clothing with you to Iceland.

The photo above shows the essential equipment that all Laugavegur Ultra Marathon runners should bring with them to the start. Runners must have available a minimum of a long-sleeved top, long tights or trousers, jacket, gloves and warm head gear to cover both head and ears. Off-road running shoes are recommended and dry fit or wool socks that keep your warm despite being wet are a must since you will get wet. Runners experience have shown that it is good to wear gaiters to prevent snow and gravel from going inside your shoes (see example here).

Runners that want the race staff to bring their bag to the mid-point should be aware that regular plastic bags are not accepted and note that the bag can maximum weigh 3 kg and should be no bigger than 20x35 cm. See further information here.

All runners taking part in the 21st Laugavegur Ultra Marathon on July 15th 2017 are encouraged to read the race information guide. Click here to download the guide (pdf file).

After the weekend information about the start groups will be available and on Thursday a detailed weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail will be published. Registered runners are encouraged to keep an eye on their e-mail because they will be receiving information e-mails regarding the race from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Extra information registration

The 2017 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is just around the corner and now there is only one month to go. We hope that your preparation for the race is going well.

We kindly ask all runners to log into “your page – the runner's page” to register some extra information. The extra information we need you to register is your estimated finish time and if you have a request to be in the same start group as your running partner. If you want you can also book a seat on the race bus, a breakfast in Hrauneyjar Highland Center and a warm meal at the finish line. The last day to register the extra information is Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.

Your login details for “your page” were sent to you via e-mail when you registered for the race. Please click on the “i” icon to enter the extra information site at your page. If you cannot find your login information you can request a new one here. Please note that this e-mail sometimes goes straight into your junk mail folder.

We will send you information about weather, conditions and other important things few times before the race so please check your e-mail regularly. If you are not getting any e-mail from us please send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Finally, we remind you that in the case of cancellation a 50% of the entry fee can be refunded if requested before July 1st, 2017. Click here to find information about canceling and refund.

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About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.