News & Events

How to get to ...

Registration to Fossavatnsgangan is now open. You can register here.   If you are making travel arrangements from abroad we have several airlines flying to Iceland. All of them arrive in Keflavik, 40 minutes from Reykjavik ...

Registration for 2018 ...

The registration for the 2018 race opens on Ausust 1st at 8 am. The fees are the same or less than last year, especially in the shorter distances. We have 650 bibs in the 50km main event. 200 of them are reserved for travel agencies. ...

25 km skate and ...

Today, Thursday, the Fossavatn weekend started with sunshine and a 25 km skate race and the Children's Fossavatn (5 km and 1 km races). You can already find some great pictures from today's races from Gusti Photography and ...

Extended opening ...

We have decided to extend the opening hours at our race office today, doors are open already and will be until 21:00 tonight. For those already in Ísafjörður it is a good idea to come by and pick up your bibs before "rush ...

Seafood Party

We now started the sale for our famous Seafood Party in the evening after the race. Tickets are availble see on this site. Last year we were fully booked 2 weeks before the buffet. Get your ticket now.

Who are registered to ...

On Fossavatnsgangan webpage you can find who have signed up to compete in next years race. We now have a total of 457 participants registered to the race. That number does not include 200 registrations from tourist operators that are not in ...

Backpacks now ...

Fossavatnsgangan has decided that all participants will be required to have a backpack with a jacket, trousers, hat and gloves on their back in Fossavatnsgangan 25 and 50 km CL.   This is due to security reasons. The backpack has ...

Registration for 2017 ...

We´re going to open for regstistration for the raceweek 2017 in August 1st 2016. Be prepared, last year we were sold out early December. See you all in the next Fossavatnsgangan , 1 km Family Fossavatn, 5 km classical,  and ...

Fossavatnsgangan 2016 ...

The Fossavatnsgangan 2016 is now concluding. There were almost 800 racers that competed in various distances this year. The weather conditions were unusually difficult this year, causing a number of racers to leave the 50 km race. Therefore ...

Fossavatnsgangan 2016 ...

The 2016 Fossavatnsgangan started this morning at 9 a.m. GMT with 50 km race. The weather conditions are good, but a little wind and snow - but now when it's ten minutes to the 25 and 12,5 km start the sun has decided to show itself and ...

50 km race will be ...

Due to weather forecast and conditions we will be using 2 x 25 km track for the 50 km race tomorrow. This is to ensure the safety of both skiers and staff members as well as adapt to difficult snow and weather conditions. This should not ...

Updated course maps!

We have now updated our online course maps and course descriptions. We recommend you check them out as they now feature realtime weather information for the last 12 hours, altitude and km, plus the location of feeding stations. You get the ...

Fossavatn party

We all know the reason for why you are coming to Ísafjörður. Ok you might ski 50, 25 or 12,5 km, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, want to see the island or simply fill your Worldloppet passport with that one final stamp. ...

What kind of ...

In the last few days it has been really warm. At the starting area it has not been minus during the night. But we've had minus temperatures at the main part of the 50 km track. We have had very little snow fall in the last weeks so it is ...

Race Office- a new ...

Race Office- a new location This year, our race office will be at Torfnes Sports Hall, next to the football stadium (see the picture below). At the race office you can pick up your race documents, bibs and party tickets, buy bus tickets, ...

Olympic Champion, ...

Polish Olympic Champion from Zochi 2014, Justina Kowalczyk, we be attending Fossavatngangan 2016. Justina is one of the greatest x-country skiers from 2009 to this date. She won gold medal both in Vancouver 2010 in 30 km classic and 10 km ...

Limited numbers of ...

Registration to Fossavatnsgangan 2016 starts August 15th 2015 at 12:00 pm. Only 500 slots available. The registration to Fossavatnsgangan 2016 will start August 15 2015 on www.fossavatn.com We've decided to limit the number of ...