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  • Laugavegur 2018

    The 22nd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Registration for the race will be open from January 12th to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee, terms etc will be available at the beginning of January. 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.

2018 race fully booked

Registration for the 2018 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is now closed since the race is fully booked. There is no waiting list but please note that the 2019 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon takes place on July 13th, registration starts in January 2019.

Runners from 35 different countries around the world are registered for the race, 56% are Icelandic and 44% from other countries. Click here to view a list of registered runners.

Registered participants will get an e-mail in June when registration for the race bus, breakfast and warm meal starts. Closer to the race important information about the rout condition, weather forecast and more will also be sent via e-mail. All e-mails will be sent from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It is recommended that registered runners add this e-mail to their contact list so that this important information will not go to the junk mail folder.

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Registration is open

Registration for the 2018 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon that takes place on Saturday, July 14th is now open here at marathon.is. Registration closes latest on June 30th but sooner if the race is fully booked. In 2017 the race was fully booked four weeks after it started so we recommend that runners register sooner than later.

Information about entry fee, terms, cut-off time and more are available in the menu bar above.

Runners that have not completed the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon before should read the article “Is this race for you?”. There you can find information about the recommended running background, time limits etc. Good preparation is crucial for this challenging 55 k mountain course that takes place in the highlands of Iceland.

Click here to register.

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About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.