21st of July 2018

23 km trail run

East Iceland


2018 will be the second time this race around the mountains of Dyrfjöll is held. Dyrfjöll are some of the more majestic mountains in the East. Their name means "Door mountains" and the name comes from the pass that goes right between the mountain ridge, like a door ("Door Mountains Race"). It's certainly worth the visit every day, but for a mountain runner, the Dyrfjallahlaup race is the perfect event to explore the area. The view from the mountain passes on this route does not let anyone down. Elevation is more than 1000 meters so one gets a good view over the area. The route also lies through Stórurð, which consists of gigantic boulders made of tuff, meadows and fresh water ponds. 

Distance 22.97km

Elevation 1087m

 Highest point 683 m above sea level


Here is a map of the route


Here you can find the event on Facebook for further information and updates


Sign up here or contact the race director Inga (ingafann@gmail.com) for help with registration


Registration fee:

From 1st of January - 31st of May: 9.900 ISK

From 1st of June - 18th of July: 10.900 ISK

From 19th of July - 20th of July : 11.900 ISK

Registration closes at midnight on the 20th of July 2018


Water stations

Water stations will be providing water and powerade/gatorade after 6km, 12km and 18km. See a map of waterstations during the race



All participants receive a souvenir from the region when they arrive at the finish line. 

Prizes are for the first three places male and female

Spot prizes at the end of the race. 



The Dyrfjallahlaup race is held by the Youth Association of Borgarfjörður eystri in East Iceland and race director is Inga Fanney who also receives all questions and concerns regarding the race (ingafann@gmail.com)

Photos are by Skarphéðinn G. Þórisson, Hafþór Snjólf Helgason and Helga Magnús Arngrímsson


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Track of the route is here: https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=16271855

Activities and services in the area are of all sorts. See the Travel Association of Borgarfjörður web page for useful information regarding accommodation, food, activities and other services in the area. 

Terms of registration and cancellation

With registration the participant agrees to the terms of registration and cancellation of the race. 

Registered participant is responsible for the documentation delivered because of the race (such as race bib). It's illegal to forward the registration to a third party. It's not possible to change name of registration from one to another, nor from year to another.


50% of registration fee is refunded due to cancellation if requested before the 1st of July. 

All cancellations must be made by letter, fax or email. In conformity with business practices
within Icelandic law, request for refund must be sent to the e-mail ingafann@gmail.com, including information of full name, ID number, bank account number, phone number and a copy of the receipt for the payment sent to the participant after registering. 

It is not possible to transfer the registration to another participant, another name or another year.