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  • Laugavegur 2017

    The 21st Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday July 15th 2017. Registration for the race will be open from January 11th to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee, terms etc can be found in the menu bar above. 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 are that the conditions are good. You should though expect running in snow by the highest peak, Hrafntinnusker, and note that the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. Please be well prepared and take winter running clothing with you to Iceland.

The photo below 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 to go inside your shoes (see example here).

All runners taking part in the 20th Laugavegur Ultra Marathon on July 16th 2016 are encouraged to read the race information guide. Click here to download the guide (pdf file).

Soon information about the start group will be available and on Thursday a detailed weather forecast for the Laugavegur trail will be published.

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Extra information registration

The 2016 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is just around the corner and now there are only 30 days to go. We hope that your preparation for the race is going well.

We kindly ask all runners to log in to “your page – the runners 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 in 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 regularely. If you are not getting any e-mail from us please send us e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Finally we remind you that in case of cancellation a 50% of the entry fee can be refunded if requested before July 1st 2016. Click here to find information about cancelling and refund.

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About Reykjavik Marathon

Reykjavik Marathon is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1984. Reykjavik Marathon organizes three events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July and Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in June.