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Racing individually or as a team?

You can compete either as an individual or a team in the Olympic triathlon relay at Laugarvatn 2021. If you choose to compete as a team, up to 3 individuals can share the duties where, for example, one swims, another rides and the third runs. In the relay race, prizes will be awarded for the top three places

Laugarvatn Triathlon
Saturday July 3rd 2021

Olympic Triathlon

Starts at 12:00

🏊‍♀️  1500m swim
🚴  45km bike
🏃‍♀️  10km run


Í fyrsta skipti er Laugarvatnsþrautin draft-legal. Hjóla má í hóp og nýta sér kjölsog af næsta keppanda. TT hjól, þríþrautarhjól, plötugjarðir og letingar eru ekki leyfðir. 

Þetta samræmist þeim keppnisreglum sem eru á ólympíuleikunum í þríþraut og þykir okkur spennandi að prófa því ekki þarf lengur að eiga sérhæfðan búnað til að vera samkeppnishæf. Einnig má gera ráð fyrir að taktík verði aðeins öðruvísi í keppni þar sem keppendur geta unnið saman á hjólinu.


The race course

The area surrounding Laugarvatn is incredibly beautiful and very suitable for triathlons. The water is only so deep that you can comfortably make contact with the bottom if you need to take a break. On the bike you will travel through great scenery, mostly on newly paved roads. The running track is unique, where you run along smooth paths in the vegetated forest.


On the lake there are three buoys that form a 750 meter triangle.

Olympic triathlon

2x laps, total 1500m

Half Ironman

2x laps and then to buoy no.1 and back to the finish, a total of 1900m


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You cycle from the transition area, up Lyngdalsheiðarvegur and into the national park where you turn around on a paved parking-lot on Þingvallavegur. The road was recently re-paved and the conditions for competition are therefore very good. The turn-around point will have a drinking station, a toilet, some snacks and party music!

Olympic triathlon

1x lap, 45km & 315m ascent

Half an iron man

2x laps, 90km & 630m ascent



Beautiful 5km ring that is mostly on soft ground, gravel and forest path. You run from the transition zone north along the lake and from there up a paved street to a campsite. From there up the a hill and back through a forest path. Over to Laugarvatnsvegur down Laugabraut towards the transition zone, but turn right. From there, a small loop to the south and then it ends at the transition zone.

Olympic triathlon

2x laps, 10km & 150m ascent

Half Ironman

4x laps, 20km & 300m ascent

There are pictures of the running course and you can view them here.

Footage from the race

Ok, where do I sign up?

Registration is open!
Register to race at Laugarvatn on July 3rd and join the party 🎉

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