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Seljalandsdalur – Ísafjörður


Do you want to become a better skier, improve your technique?

Then you should come join us for the Fossavatnsgangan training camp. 6 practices from Thursday to Sunday. Suitable for every level

Fossavatnsgangan Family


31. mars –2. april 2022

Um Fossavatns-gönguna

Fossavatnsgangan var fyrst haldin árið 1935 og er einn elsti íþróttaviðburður á Íslandi. Fyrsta gangan var 18 km löng. Sjö skíðamenn mættu í tilefni dagsins og gengu fyrstu gönguna. 80 árum síðar, árið 2015 varð Fossavatnsgangan hluti af Worldloppet fjölskyldunni, að þessu sinni með tæplega þúsund þáttakendur.


Fossavatn Skicamp

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.



Fossavatn Night race

Fossavatn Night Race will be held for the first time on February 5th 2022. There are two distances 70 km and 35 km

The night race is a team effort with two skiers in each team both skiing the whole distance. No more then 15 seconds are allowed between team mebers at the finish the worse time registered as the team time.

Skating and Classical technique are allowed since the race is in free technique

About the race


Fossavatnsgangan is a series of Events from Thursday to Sunday. Be sure not to miss out of any.


Race office

The race office is located in Edinborg culture house, in the center of Isafjordur. There you can collect your bib, buy tickets and visit among others the Everest Pop up sport store.


Course info

The courses range from 1 to 50 km. Click to see maps and profiles of them all.



Here you can find prices for our events. Remember that all of the proceedings go to support local sport and culture clubs.


Rules and disclaimers

Here you can find the rules for the race and check out what is supposed to be in the 50 km backpack.


Buses to the race

When going to Saturday competition everybody takes a bus. You bib is your ticket and it is included in the registration.

Bus schedule


You can find the race results here in real time and see how fare your friend has skied.


Who are registered

See results in real time


Visit Isafjordur

Ísafjörður, a settlement of some 2800 people, is the principal town of the Westfjord 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 

We are looking forward to see you

Fossavatn shop

In our shop you can find you Fossavatnsgangan clothes and souvenirs


1.500 ISK


10.500 ISK


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