ICE-O 2016 and NATLOC

ICE-O 2016 will be held in Reykjavík 11th-14 August 2016 and this year it will host NATLOC 2016

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

Information letter July 27


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

See picture from lasts events


Thursday, 11th August – registration opens at 4.30 p.m. at the event center in Öskjuhlíð

Thursday, 11th August – Warm up orienteering in Öskjuhlíð, any time between 17.00 and 19.00

Friday, 12th August – classic in Úlfljótsvatn, first start at 15 p.m.

Saturday, 13th August– middle distance in Heimörk vestur, first start at 11 a.m.

Sunday, 14th August – middle distance in Rauðavatn, Reykjavík, first start at 10 a.m.

Registration and payments

Online registration is open until Thursday, 10th August. Registration at the location (before first starting time on each day) will be possible for selected courses.

All entries

Online payment when you register is prefered.

Online payment link


D21, H21, D17-20 , H17-20 , D16-14, H16-14, D12, H12, D10, H10, D40, H40, D50, H50, D60, H60, D70, H70,


ICE-O 4 day – adult (17+) €60, child €30

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

Late registration after 7th August 50% higer


Öskjuhlíð – 1:5000, E 2m, 2011,revised 2013 sprint norm (Map maker: Christian MaL, Markus Pusepp)

Úlfjótsvatn – 1:7500, E 5m, 2013, (Map maker: Jussi Silvennoinen)

Heiðmörk vestur – 1:7500, E 2,5m, 2015, (Map maker: Zdeněk Sokolář)

Ruðavatn – 1:10000, E 2m, 2011(Map maker: Jussi Silvennoinen)


On Friday, the long distance event will take place in Úlfljótvatn, 40 km from Reykjavík. The area of Ulfljotsvatn consists of a big hill (height difference 150 m) with a plenty of erosion valleys. Mainly open terrain with a very good runability, but in some places also bushes of birches and small pine forests. Only a few paths. Magnificent views to the mountains far in east, and the Ulfljotsvatn lake just in the front.

On Saturday, the middle distance event will take place in Heiðmörk forest on the Capital’s suburb. Many thickets, lupina grown areas, small ridges, bare rocks will provide good course options. However the highlight and probably the biggest challenge for those not used to orienteering in Iceland, will be a lave field with many details and hard to run surface in the map’s eastern part.

On Sunday, the middle distance event will take place at Rauðvatn on the Capital’s suburb. Raudavatn is a technical area beside the town. Many hills (HD 70 m), many paths, a lot of rocky details (cliffs, boulders, bare rock). 50 % open terrain with very good runability, 50 % forested area (mainly dense pine forest) and in some slopes thick lupina areas. And from almost every corner of the map you can see Reykjavik and the sea just below you.


Timing and controlling

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

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.

Social dinner

The Hekla OC would to like invite participants for a social dinner on Friday evening on Úlfljótsvatn after the race at 19.00. 

Price is 30€ for adults and 16€ for children. You can register at latest on Thursday 11th of August.


Basic accommodation will be available at a local scout club house in Reykjavík. 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, shower and free internet is available.

Price per night is €15 per person.


Transportation will be arranged for a fee  to and from the event on Friday, Saturday and to the event center on Sunday.

Friday – € 30
Saturday – € 15
Sunday – € 15

Public transport can be used on Thursday.

There is a free parking close to each of the event centers.