13 Jul

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2024

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2024

The runnig race of a lifetime: The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is 55 km mountain race. Adventure and amazing scenery awaits.

Runners must navigate through a hot spring at the start of the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon. Photo: Anton Brink

Celebrate the Spirit of Adventure with the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

Join us for the 28th annual Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, Iceland's oldest and most prestigious ultra marathon. This 55 km (34 miles) race, lauded as one of the world's most beautiful trails by National Geographic, invites experienced runners from across the globe to challenge themselves against the raw beauty of Iceland's landscapes. From the geothermal wonders of Landmannalaugar to the magnificent glacial vistas in Þórsmörk, participants will traverse through rhyolite mountains, across black sand deserts, and alongside mossy valleys.

Eligibility: Open to runners with a minimum of 370 ITRA performance index, this event promises a test of endurance and an unparalleled adventure through some of Iceland's most iconic wilderness.

The Course: A demanding course featuring elevation gains and unpredictable Icelandic weather. Preparation is vital, but the rewards are immense, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and personal achievement.

Unparalleled Support: Participants will benefit from the exceptional support of local volunteers and the encouragement of cheering crowds, embodying the spirit of Iceland.

Global Community: Annually, over 500 runners from more than 30 countries come together to compete, creating a vibrant community united by the spirit of adventure and resilience.

Experience of a Lifetime: Whether aiming to push your limits or as a spectator witnessing the spectacle of human endurance among incredible nature, the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is an unforgettable experience.

For those ready to take on this challenge or cheer from the sidelines, join us in celebrating the enduring spirit of adventure and the breathtaking beauty of Iceland. For registration details, course information, and travel advice, visit our official event page.

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