Program 2024

*The program is published with notice for changes*

Participants must pick up their race package on the 11th or the 12th of July. For further information click here.

The race starts in Landmannalaugar, on Saturday, July 13th 2024 at 9:00 am and ends in Husadalur in Thorsmork. Click here for information about how to get there.

For security reasons, all participants must wear the race number at all times above their waistline and in front.

There are five start groups and the colour of a runner's race number indicates the start group. This is done to prevent congestion at the start of the race and to ensure that minimal time elapses before runners cross the start line. By doing this, we hope to improve the accuracy of finish times and to reduce congestion both at the beginning of the race where the path is narrow and also at the refreshment stations along the course. 

Program for the race day - Saturday, 13th of July 2024

Please note that there may be some changes in the schedule when it gets closer to the race.

Participants who sign up for the race bus have to be outside The ice rink in Laugardalur at the following tames based on their start group:

04:30     Participants in the yellow pace group leave
04:30     Participants in the red pace group start leave
04:30     Participants in the green pace group leave
05:00     Participants in the blue pace group leave
05:00     Participants in the pink pace group leave
06:30     Breakfast stop in Hrauneyjar for 30 minutes yellow, red and green group
07:00     Breakfast stop in Hrauneyjar for 30 minutes blue and pink group
08:30     Estimated arrival time at Landmannalaugar for yellow, red and green groups (a mountain hut with WC, no dressing rooms)
09:00     Estimated arrival time at Landmannalaugar for blue and pink groups (a mountain hut with WC, no dressing rooms)

Landmannalaugar security check:

All participants must wear their race number on their front side and at waist height or higher. When entering your colour group line up you will be asked to show your whistle, space blanket and mobile phone with the emergency number 112 saved.

08:45 Yellow group lines up
08:50 Red group lines up
08:55 Green group lines up
09:00 Yellow group starts running
09:05 Red group starts running
09:10 Green group starts running
09:15 Bluegroup lines up
09:15 Pink group lines up
09:30 Blue group starts running
09:35 Pink group starts running

Alftavatn and Emstrur cut-off time:

Those participants that do not leave the drinking station by the Alftavatn cabin within the 4 hours time limit and do not leave the drinking station by the Emstrur cabin within the 6 hours and 30 minutes time limit will not be allowed to continue the race and will be driven back to Reykjavik.  There will be a 2-3 hour wait at Alftavatn/Emstrur before leaving to Reykjavík with a few hour stop in Hvolsvollur as well. See further information here


13:00     First male runner expected
13:30     First female runner expected
14:00     Food served (further information here)
17:30 First bust to Reykjavik leaves
18:00 Price Ceremony
18:50 Last runners finish the race
20:30 First bus arrives in Reykjavik
21:00 Last bus depart to Reykjavik from Húsadalur/Thorsmork
00:00 Last bus arrives in Reykjavik

After finishing the race, runners that have bought a seat on the race bus to Reykjavik should show up by the buses between 17:30 and 21:00. The first bus will depart when it is full and then the next one and so on. The last bus will leave at 21:00.

Further information about the race bus here.

Runners starting the race in Landmannalaugar


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