Fossavatn Night Race 35 km


April 9, 2025





Age limit:

16 years

in pairs

Backpack rule:

No, but everyone should provide for themselves

Time limit:



Race starts at 22:00 in both races. Walk into the night. Lights will be turned off, but participants wear headlights.

This is a team-competition, with each team consisting of two skiers (regardless of age or gender) who ski the entire distance together and must cross the finish line within 15 seconds of each other.

You can register for either 70 km or 35 km distance. Both skiers on each team must complete the whole distance they choose (for example, if your team participates in the 35 km, you do NOT ski 17,5 km each, both skiers must finish the full 35 km).

The race does not provide any food or drink. You can have your own nutrition, extra clothes, equipment etc transported for you to the pit-stop area in the track. You can stop as often and as long as you wish in the pit-stop area. Your luggage will then be moved back to the finish area after the race.

Bags with dry clothes can be stored in the ski hut during the race. Skiers will get some warm soup and bread in the ski hut after they finish.

Course description

Start at the ski hut on Seljalandsdal. First you go up to Háubrún and do five laps there (you don't come down to the lower area in between) and finally come back down to the cabin and to the finish line. Competitors themselves are responsible for counting the laps correctly, but an intermediate station will be located on Háubrún.

How oftenDistance
Start – High brow11.9 km
Circle around Háubrún and Eiríksmýri56.56 km x 5 =
Eyebrow mark11.4 km
35 km