Participants must pick up their race package on the 16th or the 17th of July. For further information click here.

The race starts in Landmannalaugar, on Saturday, July 18th 2020 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. A part of the race number will be torn off when entering your colour group by the start line and again by the hut at Alftavatn and the hut at Emstrur.

There are four 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 drink stations along the course. 

Program for the race day - Saturday, 18th of July 2020

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:

4:30     Participants in the yellow pace group start running
4:40     Participants in the red pace group start running
4:50     Participants in the green pace group start running
5:00     Participants in the blue pace group start running
6:30 – 7:00       Hrauneyjar Hrauneyjar
8:30 – 9:00       Estimate arrival times at Landmannalaugar (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 a small ticket will be torn off your race number and you will be asked to show your whistle, space blanket and mobile phone with the emergency number 112 saved.

08:40 Yellow group lines up
09:00 Red group lines up
08:15 Green group lines up
09:30 Blue group lines up

09:00 Yellow group starts running
09:12 Red group starts running
09:24 Green group starts running
09:36 Blue 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
14:00     First female runner expected
14:00     Food served (further information here)
15:30     First bus leaves the finish area
19:30 Timing ends (more about the time limits here)
21:00    Last buses depart to Reykjavik from Husadalur/Thorsmork

After finishing the race, runners that have bought a seat on the race bus to Reykjavik should show up by the buses between 15:30 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

  • Reykjavik Excursions
  • Hoka - Sportís
  • Garmin
  • 66 Norður
  • Suzuki
  • Margt Smátt
  • Volcano Huts
  • Korta
  • Ferðafélag Íslands
  • Gatorade
  • Hey Iceland
  • ITRA member

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.