This is one of the most beautiful and popular hiking routes in Iceland.

13 August, 2022
Full price:
19.900 kr.
Registration open
  • Timing 09:00, Saturday, 13. august
  • Route Starts at Skógar (by Skógarfoss waterfall), ends in Volcano Huts.
  • Maximum participants 300
  • Prize Prizes for the top three places in the men's and women's categories.
  • The competition starts after
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    5VH Trail Run



    Early bird offer until December 31st. The price goes further up June 30th.


    Included in registration fee

    • Competition number, course maintenance and timekeeping
    • Aid Stations at:
      1. Balvinsskáli (13 km)
      2. Strákagil (23 km)
      3. Volcano Huts. Water, Sport drinks and bananas
    • Shower and WC facilities once the run is complete and en route.
    • A shirt from 66° North
    • Baggage transfer from Skógar to Volcano Huts
    • Health Care in Volcano Huts if needed

    Not included in registration fee

    • Transportation from and to Reykjavík.
    • Meal at the finish line in Volcano Huts

    All who register will, however, receive an e-mail in July where they will be given the opportunity to purchase the products below (transportation and meal) beforehand.


    • Roundtrip (bus) from Reykjavík – Skógar; Volcano Huts – Reykjavík ISK 14,000
    • One way trip from Skógar – Volcano Huts ISK 8,000
    • One way trip from Volcano Huts – Skógar ISK 8,000
    • River crossing Krossá one way ISK 1,500

    Meal in Volcano Huts

    • Soup (meat soup or veggie soup) ISK 2,700
    • BBQ cheeseburger ISK 2,000
    • BBQ veggie burger ISK 2,000
    Race Route from
    Skógar to
    Volcano HUTS

    Check out the route. By clicking on the airplane, you will see where the route takes you.

    Click on the button below to download the GPS file.

    Race Route from Skógar to Volcano HUTS
    Mandatory gear

    Mandatory gear

    • A cell phone that works in Iceland (112 is the emergency number in Iceland)
    • Running pack/vest
    • Aluminum blanket
    • Whissle
    • A light running jacket
    • Hat/buff, gloves.
    • At least one liter water/sports drink
    • Some nourishment (gels for example)
    • Trail shoes

    Recommended gear

    • Extra clothes
    • Sun glasses
    • Sun screen
    • An external battery (phone)
    • Download the 112 Where ARE U app


    Safety is the responsibility of the participants. Organizers will do the following to minimize the risk:

    • The route will be well marked.
    • The rescue squad Dagrenning takes care of drinking stations at Baldvinsskáli and in Strákagil. They will have ambulances and equipment to approach people in case of emergency.
    • Track guards will be at Kattarhryggur and in Langidalur.
    • A doctor and a nurse will be at the finish line.
    About The Route

    The hiking route of Fimmvörðuháls is one of the most beautiful and popular route in Iceland. It´s also a popular trail running route.
    And no wonder since it displays incredable variety and showcases much of the best Iceland has to offer.
    The race starts by the majestic waterfall: Skógarfoss. You will climb dirt trails parallel to the river and see countless waterfalls in the process.
    Once you have reached 1000 m elevation, you will rach the first aid station at Baldvinsskáli. The you´ll run on the glacier of Eyjafjallajökull.

    In 2010, flights stopped all over the world as Eyjafjallajökull erupted and the ash prevented flights. You will run through the lava of gods that was formed in this eruption and you will run past the volcanoes, Magni and Móði.
    Then the descent is into the woody, magical greenish mountain area of the Valley of Thor where the view will take your breath away. Once down, you arrive in Strákagil where the second aid station is situated. The last part to Húsadal is rather flat. You cross the famous river of Krossá through a walking bridge and end the run in Húsadal at Volcano Huts.

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    Who's fit
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    Who is fit
    for this race?

    The route is rather tough. Participants need to be in good shape and able to handle the ascent and descent. People in good shape, should be able to walk/hike the route within 7 hours, and that’s the time limit.
    Whether the plan is to focus on getting the fastest possible time or just enjoy the route, take pictures en route and smell the roses, anyone who is in shape to handle the route should be able to do it within the time limits.

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