RUN FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS - 5VH Trail Run

Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is one of the most beautiful and popular hiking routes in Iceland. Running it is an experience you never forget. Iceland Trail Race Trip where the registration fee of 5VH Trail Run is included. Don’t register here if you get the package. https://www.arcticrunning.is/iceland-trail-race-trip

  • August 2024
  • Registration open
  • Price: 21.900 kr.
  • Distance: 28km
  • Timing: Kl. 09:00, Saturday, August 10 2024.
  • Route: Starts at Skógar (by Skógarfoss waterfall), ends in Volcano Huts.
  • Prize: Prizes for the top three places in the men's and women's categories. Participation prizes are also awarded.
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5VH Trail Run

The Fimmvörðuháls race will be held for the fourth time on august 10, 2023.
The route leads from Skógar to Volcano Huts in Húsadalur, Þórsmörk. The route is about 28km with about 1500m of ascent and a equally steep descent.

Kattahryggur

Cat Ridgee and fear of air

The path goes down Kattahryggur (Cat Ridge) just above Þórsmörk. This is a solid path and always at least one meter wide.There is no deficit involved.The view is wonderful and for most people it is great fun to run the Kattarhryggur, as they are a famous part of the Fimmvörðuháls route.

However, it is quite steep on both sides and the competitors have to show extra care and caution on this section. It is not allowed to overtake in this area and it should be kept in mind that some people may be afraid of the air in these conditions.

The Run takes place in the highland.

Approximately 10km of the running route is over 800m above sea level. It is much colder on that part of the route and sometimes it can be blustery on the ridge, but the weather is nicer down below. This should not be underestimated and we ask the contestants to be prepared for anything.

Full price

Register before January 1st and secure the best price!
kr. 18.900
Until 31. desember
  • T-shirt is included
Register
kr. 21.900
From january 1 to june 30
  • T-shirt is included
Register
kr. 21.900
After june 30
  • T-shirt is not included
Register

Annual subscribers to the running community of Náttúruhlaup and participants of the 5VH course receive a discount code of 15% valid for the two previous seasons (until June 30). No discount is given after June 30. The discount cannot be received after the person has paid the full price without using the code.

Refunds are not available, but name changes can be made until July 30 by sending an email to [email protected]. Nattúrhlap is not an intermediary in the resale of tickets, and the new owner will not receive a different size sweater than the original owner ordered. The price and arrangements for resale are entirely between the seller and the buyer.

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. You can download the route on Garmin or download the file below.

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.

Ofurhress hlaupari :)

Who is fit
for this race?

The path is challenging. The person concerned must be well trained and able to climb and descend on the plateau. However, it is not necessary to move quickly. For people in good shape, it is possible to walk the route briskly in less than 7 hours, but that is 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.

Q&A

5VH Trail Run

  • August 2024
  • Registration open
  • Timing: Kl. 09:00, Saturday, August 10 2024.
  • Route: Starts at Skógar (by Skógarfoss waterfall), ends in Volcano Huts.
  • Price: 21.900 kr.
  • Distance: 28km
  • Prize: Prizes for the top three places in the men's and women's categories. Participation prizes are also awarded.
  • Contact us: [email protected]
Registration
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