Information ICE-O 2015

ICE-O 2015 will be held in Reykjavík 26th-28 June 2015.

ICE-O is the biggest orienteering event annually organized by the local club Rathlaupafélagið Hekla since 2010.

ICE-O offers you great orienteering holiday in unique landscape.

updated 28th September 2014



Friday, 26th June – sprint in Hafnafjörður, first start at 6 p.m.

Saturday, 27th June – classic in Heiðmörk, first start at 11 a.m.

Sunday, 28th June – middle distance in Elliðaárdalur, Reykjavík, first start at 11 a.m.

Registration and payments

Registration will be open at the event’s webpage from 1st November 2014. Online payment at the  registraion is prefered.


ICE-O 3 day – adult (17+) €50, child €25

ICE-O 1 day – adult (17+) €20, child €10

Late registration after 1st June + €5 per day


Hafnafjörður Miðbær – 1:4000, E 5m, 2013, sprint norm

Heiðmörk – 1:10000, E 2,5m, 2010, revised 2012

Elliðaárdalur – 1:7500, E 2m, 2011


Friday sprint race will be held in the town of Hafnafjörður, which is one of the oldest Icelandic towns. Built in a lava field, its numerous parks will surprise you with a complex terrain full of rocks, re-entrants and knolls.

On Saturday, the long distance event will take place in Heiðmörk forrest on the Capital’s suburb. Thick forests, small marshes, vast open areas and bare rocks as well as lava fiels on the map margins make this area exciting for runners as well as tricky to navigate.

Sunday middle distance courses will be set in Elliðaárdalur valley. Located right in the City of Reykjavík, this area will surprised you by the orienteering possibilities. Two streams, plentiful marshes, beautiful waterfall make the courses especially entertaining.

Timing and controlling

SPORTident equipment. Renting possible (€6 for the whole event).


We are looking for volunteers to help us with the event organization – e.g. to set up the event center, assistance at the start or finish, and after each race.

For your work we offer free participation in ICE-O 2015, sleeping bag accommodation (see below) and transport to and from the event.

Please, contact us for further information.

Training maps

You can buy training maps from our club, € 7 for three maps of area in and around Reykjavík. Contact us for more details.


Basic accommodation will be available at a local scout club house named Jötunheimar. There is room for 25-35 people in five different rooms (5-7 in each room), thus early registration is recommended. There are mattresses in the rooms but no linen. A kitchen,toilets and free internet is available. Shower facilities are limited to one shower, but there is a swimming pool with hot tubs in walking distance.
Price per night is €12 per person.


Transportation will be arranged for a fee of €20 to and from the event on Saturday and to the event center on Sunday.

Public transport can be used on Friday and from the event on Sunday and Sunday


10 responses to “Information ICE-O 2015”

  1. Dear organisers,
    We are 3 orienteers from Istanbul and we want to join your competitions at the end of June.
    The website does not look very up to dated.Could you please inform us if competitions are going to be at those dates? If yes could you register us for the competitions? Can we pay upon arrival?
    We are
    Tatiana Kalendeoglu W adult
    Pinar Basol W adult
    Ali Basol M adult

    I will be glad to have an informtion from you, so we can arrange our tickets.

    Best Regards,
    Tatiana Kalenderoglu

    • Dear Tatiana,
      find the information, including dates, at this link: INFORMATION
      and the registration is open here: REGISTRATION
      Payment in cash should be possible, write this in notes in the registration form and we will contact you in case of any problems.
      We are really looking to seeing all three of you at ICE-O 2015.

  2. Hello Ice-O.

    Still available basic accommodation at a local scout club house named Jötunheimar?

    Best regards

    Karen and Kasper from Nuuk Orieentering

    • Dear Karen and Kasper,
      yes, there is still place for you at the accommodation.
      Looking forward to meeting you.

    • Dear Christian,
      I hope to publish the start list latest tomorrow evening, together with the second, final, information letter.
      You should receive both by e-mail. They will also be published from this webpage.

    • Sorry for the late reply. But the NATLOC/ICE-O event will be 11-14th of August. We will soon post more information on our webiste about the event.
      best regards

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