The trail running takes place each year around early-September in the island Grímsey. It was held for the first time in 2012 and has become very popular amongst Icelanders since then. The race covers most of the island and crosses the Arctic Circle. Participants can choose between the distance of 12 and 24 km / 7.5 and 15 miles. The run starts at 11.00 am.
This is the only running event in the world where you can circle an island and cross the Arctic Circle meanwhile.
For more information and registration on www.hlaup.is
For travel to Grímsey island see http://www.akureyri.is/grimsey-en/getting-there