Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km mountain race that will take place for the 24th time on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. Registration starts in January 2020, information about registration will be available in December 2019. The 2019 race was sold out in three days, it is therefore recommended to be ready when registration starts.

The race is open to both men and women of 18 years old and up. It is very important that participants are well trained and prepared for mountain running.

Laugavegur is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. Due to it's location, Laugavegur is serviced for only a few weeks a year.

For many runners, the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a very challenging course. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams.

Sponsors

The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is organized by Reykjavik Sports Union, a union of sports clubs in Reykjavik. Other events organized by the Reykjavik Sports Union are: Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon in August, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in June, Reykjavik International Games in January and the Northern Lights Run in February.