Registration for Fossavatnsgangan 2022 is underway
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31st March–2nd April 2022
Established in 1935, Fossavatnsgangan is one of the longest running sports events in Iceland. The inaugural race was 18 km long and there were no problems with overcrowded tracks as only seven skiers showed up for the occasion. Fast forward 80 years; in 2015 Fossavatnsgangan was first skied as a part of the Worldloppet family, this time with almost a thousand skiers joining the festival.
Ísafjörður is the ideal place for learning or perfecting your skiing technique. Fossavatnsgangan, in association with its partner Hótel Ísafjörður, offers 4-day training camps at Seljalandsdalur, the start and finish area for Fossavatnsgangan.
Gangan verður haldin 2021 en með talsverðum takmörkunum. Ræst verður út með svokölluðu fljótandi starti, ekkert kökuhlaðborð eða partí, þátttakendur færri og erlendir gestir fáir.
The schedule spans many days and many events, click to get an overview.
The courses range from 1 to 50 km. Click to see maps and profiles of them all.
See the different prices for the events. Profits go toward supporting youth cross-country skiing.
Rules and disclaimers
Please get acquainted to the rules and regulations of the race, for example the requirement of carrying a backpack.
Come visit our wonderful town Ísafjörður
Ísafjörður, a settlement of some 2800 people, is the principal town of the Westfjords region, up in the north-west corner of Iceland. Known for its florishing cultural life, stunning nature and endless possibilities to enjoy the outdoors, Ísafjörður will proudly welcome you with its warm, authentic atmosphere and friendly people.
The race dates have been set for the next few years. The date for the 2022 race was set a few years back and will be 2nd April 2022. The free style race will be 31st March 2022. Race dates 2023 and later Historically, Fossavatnsgangan has been held in April or early...
1. Results The races yesterday went well. See the results here: https://timataka.net/fossavatn2021/ 2. Backpack In the backpack, for safety reasons, participants should have at least: a) drink and food for the whole race b) 1,5 kg of protective extra clothes (pants,...
Today's news from health authorities show the good success we've had in our fight against the coronavirus, and pave the way for a simple transportation and starting process on Saturday. Every participant will be assigned a bus departure time. First bus departs at 7:30...
With the approval from Icelandic health authorities, we are now able to continue in our preparation for the next Fossavatnsgangan April 15th –17th. Our races, 12.5 km, 25 km, and 50 km will be held on scheduled time. The total number of participants will be limited to...