Course Description

All about the courses.

5km Course

Start: 290 m.o.s.
Highest part: 372 m.y.s.
Elevation: 82m
Longest climb: 44m
Total climb: 121m

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12,5km Course

Start: 290 m.o.s.
Highest part: 501 m.o.s.
Elevation: 211 m
Longest climb: 82 m
Total climb: 245 m

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25km Course

Start: 290 m.o.s.
Highest part: 607 m.o.s.
Elevation: 317 m
Longest climb: 115 m elevation
Total climb: 520 m

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50km Course

Start: 290 m.o.s.
Highest part: 614 m.o.s.
Elevation: 324 m
Longest climb: 115 m
Total climb: 1250 m

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Hertz special offer

Our sponsor Hertz, car rental has a special offer for those who take part in the Fossavatnsgangan.

Air Iceland Connect offer

Our sponsor Air Iceland Connect has a special offer for those who take part in the Fossavatnsgangan.
Promo code: FOSSAVATN20
Only bookable on
Valid for Light and Classic fares
Booking period January 27th – February 17th
Travel period from Reykjavik to Isafjordur April 14th – April 18th
Travel period from Isafjordur to Reykjavik April 18th – April 22nd

Promo code
When modifying a booking booked with a promo code, the difference to the next available fare without discount will be charged.
Promo code cannot be assigned to a flight that has already been booked.
Only one promo code can be used for each booking.

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2020 Fossavatns party and dance

There is no better way to finish your Fossavatnsgangan adventure than to attend our Fossavatn party and dance on Saturday night.

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Our partner Craft Sport offers waxing services at their store, where you can leave your skis and have them done for you. The guesthouses usually try to provide some facilities for their guests who want to wax their skis themselves. There are waxing facilities at the parking behind Hotel Isafjordur, Silfurtorgi 2 where skiers can wax their own skis. You have to bring your own stuff though.
All tracks are open the days before the race, although some of them might not be in perfect condition while our track team is working on them. Seljalandsdalur Ski Area (the start and finish of the race) is at ten minutes’ driving distance from the town center. If you do not have access to a car, you can take a taxi or use the ski bus. The ski bus will run from Tuesday to Saturday. All bus trips to race events are included in your registration fee. All other bus trips to the ski area cost ISK 1000 . If you are driving your own car, please note that the ski area is closed for private vehicles on Saturday, except for a quick drop-off. Skiers are urged to use the ski bus.
The short answer is: You are going to Iceland, so nobody knows! We have had all possible types of snow for the past few winters, from the wonderful red klister crust to the cold new snow that calls for a blue hard wax. Hence, be prepared for everything and remember that even though you find a wax that works perfectly when you try the track on Friday, we may have completely different conditions on Saturday morning. To help you, though, our partner Craft Sport will share their waxing tips on the Fossavatn Facebook site the last few days leading up to the race.

Who is registered?

Find out about the participants racing in Fossavatnsgangan 2020


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