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Hengill Ultra

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Salomon Trail Hengill Ultra will take place for the eleventh time on June 3-4, 2022. Over 1300 people competed last year, running through the unique trail around Hengill volcano with breathtaking views, making Salomon Trail Hengill Ultra the largest trail run in Iceland.

Like last year, there will be various distances to choose from, 5km, 10km, 26km, 53km, 106k and then the mighty 100 mile trail. So you can see we have something for everyone, from a casual 5k run all the way up to 100 miles for the toughest of them all!

For our Salomon Trail Hengill Ultra 2022 event next summer, we’ll have even more options to choose from! Introducing the -Midnight Trail Run- where participants can choose from 10km, 26km or 53km trails and run under the midnight sky in Iceland! The start time for these trails will be 10pm, Friday June 3rd and there are limited slots available, 100 participants for the 26km and 53km – and 200 participants in the 10km trail.

These runs offer variety to our regular and seasoned participants as well as serving as companion runs alongside the 106km trail.

The starting point for all trails and the event management HQ location will be at the Skyrgerðin restaurant in the heart of the town of Hveragerði. The shorter distances will be around the town and up towards the hills of the surrounding mountains which are amazingly beautiful. The 25km trail goes up the Reykjadalur valley towards Ölkelduhjúkur peak and around that point. The 50km trail continues from there into the Hengill area, over the mountain valley, down via Sleggjubeinsskarð and then heading back. The 106km trail repeats that loop twice and three times for the 100 mile trail. The view from Hengill is truly amazing and breathtaking, making it one of the most beautiful routes in Iceland.

During the Salomon Hengill Ultra event, the town of Hveragerði morphs into a carnival atmosphere of sorts where you’ll find markets at the sports centre with Icelandic artwork and products, local Icelandic produce and curiosities in the town shops. All pre-trail meetings and briefings for all distances along with the awards ceremony, will be held at the sports centre.

Participation in Hengill Ultra Trail gives you UTMB points

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  • Take the first step
  • Run together
  • Push yourself
  • Be the best you can
  • Beat your record
  • Cross the finish line!
Trails for the whole family

Trails and maps

As with last year, there will be various distances to choose from, 5km, 10km, 26km, 53km, 106k and then the 100 mile trail. So you can see we have something for everyone, from a casual 5k run all the way up to 100 miles for the toughest of them all!

At Ölkelduháls there will be a hydration point and lavatory facilities and a second hydration point will be situated by Sleggjubeinsskarð.

Time recording and chips will be handled by timataka.net as per our previous competitions. We will take a few time-splits at regular intervals to increase information flow and ensure the safety of the runners. Please see our section on rules for more information.

Please click here to download an image of obligatory equipment for Salomon Trail Hengill Ultra.

Hengill Ultra 160K
Elite runners
160 km Elite runners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
160 km
Date
June 3 2022
Start time
14:00

The longest trail in Hengill Ultra. Only for the most experienced and capable of them all, a coveted yearly goal for the Elite runner is to finish this massive trail.

  • Registration Fee
    • Registration fee: 39.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight October 5: 27.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight August 30: 24.900,- kr.
    • Registration closes: 23:59 on May 24 2022.
    • View all registered participants here

    Included in the registration fee is storage of your personal bag/luggage of running equipment and accessories, safety in the trails, food and hydration during the race. A substantial participation memorabilia and the coveted 100 MILE “Finisher” cap. Swag bag from sports store Alparnir, post race meal and access to a Sports-massage therapist or nurse.

  • Documents
  • Route description

    The start of the 160km / 100 mile run is at Breiðumörk, Hveragerði’s main street by the town hall. The route goes past the Skyrgerðin restaurant, through the park, up the ravine by Varmá, past the B&B Frost and Funi, up the hill and over the road towards the Hamar. There you run on a forest path south of the Hamar and up by the lavaside to the old Kambar road below the Hrauntunga cabin. The old road leads then to a horse riding path to the north of the Hamar, parallel to the highway. The path is taken into the valley and towards the sports centre where you encounter a foot path the leads to the parking lot by Varmá and Dalakaffi further into the valley. There you’ll run a marked route up Rjúpnabrekkur and into the Reykjadalur. After that you head towards Klambragil by the warm geothermal spring and out again onto a footpath that leads to Ölkelduháls, until you pass a way-marker that points you towards Sleggjubeinssskarð with blue markers along the way. By the marker you switch onto a lined path that leads to a hydration point.

    After the hydration point, you follow the lined path. You continue there through Fremstidalur, Miðdalur, Þrengsli and Innstidalur. When you are at Þrengsli, you take a left turn off the path, over the stream and onto the path the leads into the valley and from that down towards Sleggjubeinsskarð. As you head down Sleggjubeinsskarð, further down the hill, you continue right on a path that leads to Engidalur. You go through Þjófagil, below Sleggja and across Húsmúli towards Engidalur. There you’ll find a pivot point (out-and-back point) just before you get to Múlasel and then you go the same route back. This loop is only run on the first circle.

    At the lowest point of Sleggjubeinsskarð, you go towards a hydration point by a car park area. You’ll run the same way up the pass and take a left turn onto a black-marker way that leads onto the ridge between Innstadalur and Húsmúli. From there you’ll run all the way up to Vörðu-Skeggi which is the highest point of the Hengill area (810m). The view from there is amazing and on a good day you can see the mountain area of the Þingvellir national park and surrounding highlands. From Vörðu-Skeggi you go down the same route but shortly after the descent you’ll continue on a marked path south and run through the heaths of Hengill. You’ll soon encounter a way-marker that points to Innstidalur and you follow that until you arrive at a cabin deep in the valley.

    From there you follow the path until you come across the same route you went into the valley. Continue the same route towards the hydration point and to a way-marker by Ölkelduháls. The same path is taken down towards Klambragil. From there you run down Reykjadalur and down into Hveragerði, along the ridge down Árgil towards the park and through the finishing line at Breiðumörk. From there you turn around and run the same loop twice.

Hengill Ultra 106K
Experienced runners
106 km Experienced runners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
106 km
Date
June 3 2022
Start time
22:00

The second longest trail in Hengill Ultra but no less of an accomplishment. This one is for experienced runners.

  • Registration Fee
    • Registration fee: 33.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight October 5: 25.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight August 30: 23.900,- kr.
    • Registration closes: 23:59 on May 24 2022.
    • View all registered participants here

    Included in the registration fee is storage of your personal bag/luggage of running equipment and accessories, safety in the trails, food and hydration during the race. A substantial participation memorabilia and the coveted 106K “Finisher” cap. Swag bag from sports store Alparnir, post race meal and access to a sports-massage therapist or nurse.

  • Documents
  • Route description

    The start of the 106km run is at Breiðumörk, Hveragerði’s main street by the town hall. The route goes past the Skyrgerðin restaurant, through the park, up the ravine by Varmá, past the B&B Frost and Funi, up the hill and over the road towards the Hamar. There you run on a forest path south of the Hamar and up by the lavaside to the old Kambar road below the Hrauntunga cabin. The old road leads then to a horse riding path to the north of the Hamar, parallel to the highway. The path is taken into the valley and towards the sports centre where you encounter a foot path the leads to the parking lot by Varmá and Dalakaffi further into the valley. There you’ll run a marked route up Rjúpnabrekkur and into the Reykjadalur. After that you head towards Klambragil by the warm geothermal spring and out again onto a footpath that leads to Ölkelduháls, until you pass a way-marker that points you towards Sleggjubeinssskarð with blue markers along the way. By the marker you switch onto a lined path that leads to a hydration point.

    After the hydration point, you follow the lined path. You continue there through Fremstidalur, Miðdalur, Þrengsli and Innstidalur. When you are at Þrengsli, you take a left turn off the path, over the stream and onto the path the leads into the valley and from that down towards Sleggjubeinsskarð, where there is a hydration point and toilet facilities. From there you run the same way up the pass but you’ll take a left turn onto a black-marked path that runs along the ridge between Innstidalur and Húsmúli. From there you’ll run all the way up to Vörðu-Skeggi which is the highest point of the Hengill area (810m). The view from there is amazing and on a good day you can see the mountain area of the Þingvellir national park and surrounding highlands. From Vörðu-Skeggi you go down the same route but shortly after the descent you’ll continue on a marked path south and run through the heaths of Hengill. You’ll soon encounter a way-marker that points to Innstidalur and you follow that until you arrive at a cabin deep in the valley.

    From there you follow the path until you come across the same route you went into the valley. Continue the same route towards the hydration point and to a way-marker by Ölkelduháls. The same path is taken down towards Klambragil. From there you run down Reykjadalur and down into Hveragerði, along the ridge down Árgil towards the park and through the finishing line at Breiðumörk. From there you turn around and run the same loop again.

Hengill Ultra 53K
Experienced runners
53 km Experienced runners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
53 km
Date
June 4 2022
Start time
08:00

A beautiful 53km trail over the Hengill volcano area. This one is for experienced runners.

  • Registration Fee
    • Registration fee: 25.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight October 5: 21.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight August 30: 19.900,- kr.
    • Registration closes: 23:59 on May 24 2022.
    • View all registered participants here

    Included in the registration fee is storage of your personal bag/luggage of running equipment and accessories, safety in the trails, food and hydration during the race. A substantial participation memorabilia and the coveted 53K “Finisher” cap. Swag bag from sports store Alparnir and a post race meal.

  • Documents
  • Route description

    The start of the 53km run is at Breiðumörk, Hveragerði’s main street by the town hall. The route goes past the Skyrgerðin restaurant, through the park, up the ravine by Varmá, past the B&B Frost and Funi, up the hill and over the road towards the Hamar. There you run on a forest path south of the Hamar and up by the lavaside to the old Kambar road below the Hrauntunga cabin. The old road leads then to a horse riding path to the north of the Hamar, parallel to the highway. The path is taken into the valley and towards the sports centre where you encounter a foot path the leads to the parking lot by Varmá and Dalakaffi further into the valley. There you’ll run a marked route up Rjúpnabrekkur and into the Reykjadalur. After that you head towards Klambragil by the warm geothermal spring and out again onto a footpath that leads to Ölkelduháls, until you pass a way-marker that points you towards Sleggjubeinssskarð with blue markers along the way. By the marker you switch onto a lined path that leads to a hydration point.

    After the hydration point, you follow the lined path. You continue there through Fremstidalur, Miðdalur, Þrengsli and Innstidalur. When you are at Þrengsli, you take a left turn off the path, over the stream and onto the path the leads into the valley and from that down towards Sleggjubeinsskarð, where there is a hydration point and toilet facilities. From there you run the same way up the pass but you’ll take a left turn onto a black-marked path that runs along the ridge between Innstidalur and Húsmúli. From there you’ll run all the way up to Vörðu-Skeggi which is the highest point of the Hengill area (810m). The view from there is amazing and on a good day you can see the mountain area of the Þingvellir national park and surrounding highlands. From Vörðu-Skeggi you go down the same route but shortly after the descent you’ll continue on a marked path south and run through the heaths of Hengill. You’ll soon encounter a way-marker that points to Innstidalur and you follow that until you arrive at a cabin deep in the valley.

    From there you follow the path until you come across the same route you went into the valley. Continue the same route towards the hydration point and to a way-marker by Ölkelduháls. The same path is taken down towards Klambragil. From there you run down Reykjadalur and down into Hveragerði, along the ridge down Árgil towards the park and through the finishing line at Breiðumörk.

Hengill Ultra 26K
Intermediate runners
26 km Intermediate runners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
26 km
Date
June 4 2022
Start time
13:00

Ready to step up your game? This trail is sure to test you. For intermediate and experienced runners.

Hengill Ultra 10K
Fun run
10 km Fun run
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
10 km
Date
June 4 2022
Start time
10:00

A fantastic way to dip your toes into trail running and challenge yourself on this lovely trail around Hveragerði

Hengill Ultra 5K
Families and beginners
5 km Families and beginners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
5 km
Date
June 4 2022
Start time
14:00

Fantastic trail for the whole family! Beginners and weekend runners rejoice!

Hengill Ultra 53K - Midnight
Experienced runners
53 km Experienced runners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
53 km
Date
June 3 2022
Start time
00:00
Midnight start

A beautiful 53km midnight trail over the Hengill volcano area. This one is for experienced runners.

  • Registration Fee
    • Registration fee: 25.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight October 5: 21.900,- kr.
    • Registration fee until midnight August 30: 19.900,- kr.
    • Registration closes: 23:59 on May 24 2022.
    • View all registered participants here

    Included in the registration fee is storage of your personal bag/luggage of running equipment and accessories, safety in the trails, food and hydration during the race. A substantial participation memorabilia and the coveted 53K “Finisher” cap. Swag bag from sports store Alparnir and a post race meal.

  • Documents
  • Route description

    The start of the 53km run is at Breiðumörk, Hveragerði’s main street by the town hall. The route goes past the Skyrgerðin restaurant, through the park, up the ravine by Varmá, past the B&B Frost and Funi, up the hill and over the road towards the Hamar. There you run on a forest path south of the Hamar and up by the lavaside to the old Kambar road below the Hrauntunga cabin. The old road leads then to a horse riding path to the north of the Hamar, parallel to the highway. The path is taken into the valley and towards the sports centre where you encounter a foot path the leads to the parking lot by Varmá and Dalakaffi further into the valley. There you’ll run a marked route up Rjúpnabrekkur and into the Reykjadalur. After that you head towards Klambragil by the warm geothermal spring and out again onto a footpath that leads to Ölkelduháls, until you pass a way-marker that points you towards Sleggjubeinssskarð with blue markers along the way. By the marker you switch onto a lined path that leads to a hydration point.

    After the hydration point, you follow the lined path. You continue there through Fremstidalur, Miðdalur, Þrengsli and Innstidalur. When you are at Þrengsli, you take a left turn off the path, over the stream and onto the path the leads into the valley and from that down towards Sleggjubeinsskarð, where there is a hydration point and toilet facilities. From there you run the same way up the pass but you’ll take a left turn onto a black-marked path that runs along the ridge between Innstidalur and Húsmúli. From there you’ll run all the way up to Vörðu-Skeggi which is the highest point of the Hengill area (810m). The view from there is amazing and on a good day you can see the mountain area of the Þingvellir national park and surrounding highlands. From Vörðu-Skeggi you go down the same route but shortly after the descent you’ll continue on a marked path south and run through the heaths of Hengill. You’ll soon encounter a way-marker that points to Innstidalur and you follow that until you arrive at a cabin deep in the valley.

    From there you follow the path until you come across the same route you went into the valley. Continue the same route towards the hydration point and to a way-marker by Ölkelduháls. The same path is taken down towards Klambragil. From there you run down Reykjadalur and down into Hveragerði, along the ridge down Árgil towards the park and through the finishing line at Breiðumörk.

Hengill Ultra 26K - Midnight
Intermediate runners
26 km Intermediate runners
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
26 km
Date
June 3 2022
Start time
00:00
Midnight start

Ready to step up your game? This midnight trail is sure to test you. For intermediate and experienced runners.

Hengill Ultra 10K - Miðnætti
Fun Run
10 km Fun Run
106km <?php echo $textfieldMap; ?> af leið
10 km
Date
June 3 2022
Start time
00:00
Midnight start

A fantastic way to dip your toes into trail running and challenge yourself on this lovely trail around Hveragerði at midnight!

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Information

Event Details

Get the event schedule and other details here. From our famous post-race BBQ to the pop-up markets in Hveragerði, there's lots to do and see.

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Rules

Please do follow the rules, they're for your own safety.

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Terms and Conditions

Loads of TLDR; T&C's business. They are important to know though, so please do read them.

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Frequent Questions

  • What is UTMB and ITRA and what do these points mean?

    ITRA or “International Trail Running Association” is an international governing body for for trail-running and the advisor to the International Freestyle Sports Association (WA) for trail running. ITRA oversees the accreditation for trail runs and runners can earn ITRA points and an ITRA score by participating in races. ITRA points are awarded to runners who finish particular races, regardless of their final time. ITRA points can be awarded from 1 up to 6 points. ITRA scores awarded based on how fast you run the race. The score can be from 100-1000. The individual scores of each runner are then used to calculate their Performance Index. This index is used to rank runners in trail-runs around the world where the best runners have the highest Performance Index score. More information on ITRA here.

    UTMB or “Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc” are the annual ultra trail races in France and by participating in Hengill Ultra you increase your chances of qualifying in the UTMB races. More information can be found here and also here.

    Points accumulated through Salomon Hengill Ultra:

    • Participation in the 53km race guarantees the participant 2 UTMB points
    • Participation in the 106km race guarantees the participant 4 UTMB points
    • ITRA is evaluating how many points the 160km race awards.

  • When and where can we collect race bibs and other accessories ?

    Collection of race bibs and accessories for Salomon Trail Hengill Ultra 2022 will be at sporting outlet Alparnir at Faxafen 12, 108 Reykjavík.

    Collection available on these days:

    • Tuesday May 31 between 12-6pm
    • Wednesday June 1 between 12-6pm
    • Thursday June 2 between 12-6pm

  • Can I change the name on my registration info?

    You can change the name on your registration information while the online registration is open. Transferring your registration details and competition fees until the next competition is not possible.

  • What about the Viking squad? How does one become an Iron-Viking and Iceland-Viking?

    VIKING SQUAD
    By participating in any of the races of any Viking Tournament event this year, you will be eligible to become part of the Viking Squad.

    ICELAND-VIKING
    If you want to become an Iceland-Viking, you have to finish the 66km route in KIA Golden Circle Challenge, 28km course in NOW Fire Trail, 25km course in Salomon Hengill Ultra and then the 32km race in Landsnet MTB. Participants can choose longer races in each event but must meet the minimum distances specified in order to obtain the moniker Iceland-Viking.

    IRON-VIKING
    To join the coveted Iron-Viking moniker, you must finish the 106km route in KIA Golden Circle Challenge, 28km course in NOW Fire Trail, 50km course in Salomon Hengill Ultra and the 64km race in Landsnet MTB.

  • What about refunds?

    Registration fees in Salomon Hengill Ultra are non-refundable. If for any reason Salomon Hengill Ultra does not go ahead, due to any unforeseen circumstances, natural disasters, government restrictions (public health/safety related) weather etc, registration fees can not be refunded. Please see more information on the terms and condition of Salomon Hengill Ultra here.

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