Trail event

Kerlingarfjöll Ultra

An extraordinary trail running experience in the heart of Iceland's highlands, taking place on July 27, 2024.


July 27

Pre-registration is open

Kerlingarfjöll Ultra will take place on July 27. It is a new trail event and the first race ever held in Kerlingarfjöll, a region famous for its geothermal wonders and dramatic landscapes. Runners will journey through geothermal terrain, deep canyons, steep mountain peaks, and, of course, past Kerling herself—the legendary rock pillar that lends its name to these mountains.

Participants can choose from three distances that will lead them through this magnificent terrain: 12 km, 22 km and 63 km.

Special pre-registration prices will be available through April 2. The price includes food and drinks during the race, a gourmet feast after the competition, and access to the Highland Baths.


Routes and maps


12 km I Sold out

  • Pre-registration price: ISK 9,900

  • Full price: ISK 11,900

View route

22 km I Sold out

  • Pre-registration price: ISK 12,900

  • Full price: ISK 16,900

View route

63 km

  • Pre-registration price: ISK 19,900

  • Full price: ISK 29,900

View route


  • Food and drinks during the race

  • Management by Outsiders

  • Gourmet post-race feast

  • Access to the Highland Baths

  • Access to the Service House

Getting here

Kerlingarfjöll Highland Base is accessible by car in the summer, enabling participants to drive directly to our site. Click here for more information about the route and access.

Shuttle services will also be available for those who wish to book transfers from Reykjavík.

More details regarding shuttle services will be provided later. Participants will then have the option to add transportation to their booking for an additional fee.



We welcome runners and other guests seeking overnight accommodations in the area. We wish to highlight our campsite, ideal for summer stays.

To secure a spot at the campsite, kindly reach out to our sales department at


Secure your spot

Limited spots available. Pre-registration prices will be available through April 2. Save the date, sign up, and make sure not to miss this epic trail in Iceland‘s highlands!


Kerlingarfjöll Ultra