The Runners´ Festival is an annual event in the Ísafjörður area, offering a half-marathon run, 10 km run, wilderness run (45 km, 24 km and 10 km) plus open water swimming and mountain biking.

The half-marathon and 10 km runs take place on a beautiful course which starts in Súðavík and ends in centre of Ísafjörður.  The wilderness run, on the other hand, goes along a rough trail on the peninsula between the fjords Arnarfjörður and Dýrafjörður. The scenery is breathtaking, whether you do the 45 km run, 24 km or 10 km run. The mountain bike race goes along the same track as the 45 km run, although with an added 10 km at the end, making it a 55 km race.

The schedule for the 2018 edition of the Runners’ Festival is:

Thursday, July 12

20:00 Skálavik run in Bolungarvik (morre information soon)

Friday, July 13

16:00  Open-water swimming (sea): 500m and 1.500 m (Ísafjörður)

20:00  Arnarnes half marathon run (Súðavík to Ísafjörður)

21:00 Arnarnes 10 km run (Arnarnes to Ísafjörður)

Saturday, July 14

10:00  Vesturgata – bike: 55 km mountain bike. Start and finish in Þingeyri

10:15   Fun-bike in Thingeyri, 8 km

11:30  Fun-run for the whole family in Þingeyri,  4 km and 2 km

Sunday, July 15

Vesturgata – run: wilderness/trail run

8:00  45 km run

11:00 24 km run

12:45 10 km run

Note that the 500 m swim, 55 km bike and 24 km wilderness run can also count as a three-day triathlon competition (best combined time).

For further information, please email