The Fire + Ice Ultra challenges you with everything Iceland has to offer. A unique and stunning environment, with amazing, undulating and very challenging lava fields, deserts of volcanic ash, moonscapes, glaciers, steam and bubbling mud pools, trails and open moorland, and of course a little bit up and a little bit down.
  • Start in the centre of the Icelandic Highlands

    At the foot of the volcano, close to the recent Bárðarbunga volcanic eruptions

  • Crossing fields & dunes of black volcanic ash

    Cross the pristine volcanic ash fields, only Fire + Ice Ultra has permission to venture here

  • Passing through the Hidden Valley

    Scramble through the hidden valley as you head towards the arctic circle

  • Glacial river crossings in the lava fields

    2 river crossings leading you towards the most powerful waterfall in Europe

  • Spectacular and varied Icelandic terrain

    A varied terrain of moon scapes to grassy meadows, the course has everything

  • Passing boiling mud pools & steam outlets

    Run through the volcanic steam vents on the way to camp next to volcanic hot springs

  • Competitors in the the lava field

    Competitors in great spirits as they cross the dramatic and varied terrain of the Lava field

  • Northern lights possible during the Fire + Ice Ultra

    After settling into tents at camp 4, Northern lights appear over the hut & lava field

  • Enjoying the lava fields together

    Friends enjoying the amazing landscape during the Fire + Ice ultra

  • Relax in the hot springs soothing those muscles

    Soothing in the naturally heated 42 degree hot baths during the event

  • The joy of completing the Fire + Ice Ultra

    Competitors celebrate after crossing the final finishing line of the 2016 Fire + Ice ultra

  • Join competitors from many nations in Iceland

    23 different nationalities at the 2018 Fire + Ice Ultra


Fire + Ice Ultra

Toughest Multi-Terrain race in the world
  • •250km of Icelandic wilderness
  • •6-days self-reliant
  • •Run, walk, crawl your way to the finish
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Competitors Comments

  • Tougher than Marathon des Sables

    Mohamad Ahansel

    5 times Marathon des Sables Winner

  • Fantastic, like a dream come true, I am so happy

    Carla Marson Moro

    Italian competitor at the final finish line 2016

  • What a spectacular place! Just breath taking, and so much fun, with fantastic support from the Fire + Ice team

    Hayley Brown

    First Time Ultra Runner