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Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is about 55 km long ultra marathon race that takes place in the highlands of Iceland. The race is very special and unique because it takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams. The Laugavegur trail is one of the most popular hiking routs in Iceland. Hikers normally cover the distance in two to four days but the ultra marathon runners in 4-8 hours.

The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon starts in Landmannalaugar, the pearl of iceland´s central highlands, situated in a valley between colorful steep mountains and by a geothermal hot springs. The race ends in Thorsmork, a valley between the glaciers Tindafjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull.

Registration for the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon starts in the beginning of November the year before the race. This is a very popular race that has often been sold out so we recommend that you visit the race website in time for further information.

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