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20th of July 2019

23 km trail run

East Iceland


2019 will be the third 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 - 17th of July: 10.900 ISK

From 18th of July - 19th of July : 11.900 ISK

Registration closes at noon on the 19th of July 2019 at 12:00 o’clock


Water stations

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



All participants receive a medal when they arrive at the finish line. 

Prizes are for the first three places male and female



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

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 possible to change name of registration from one to another before the 1st of July, after that name changing of registration is not allowed.

Registration fee is not refunded due to cancellation.