Here is everything you need to know about Frozen Lake Marathon 2019.

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  • 42 km Ice Marathon: 1500 SEK
  • 21 km Half Ice Marathon: 1200 SEK

Please head over to the Accomodations tab to read about our recommendations.


Icebug will provide transport from Oslo or Gothenburg. For more info, please read the Transportation page about how to get to the race and how to get a place on the Icebug bus.

After and before the race shuttle buses will operate to the official race hotels.

If you park your car close to the start we recommend that you walk back to the parking space.

Location: Tisleifjorden, Gol, Norway

The race area (start and finish) is situated on Tisleifjorden, 25 km from Gol, Norway. See map.

Distance to Tisleifjorden by road:

From Oslo: 190 km
From Bergen: 300 km
From Göteborg: 500 km
From Stockholm: 725 km

Getting here

The best way to get to the start is to reserve a seat on the official shuttle bus – operating between the official race hotels and the race arena.

Parking availability will be highly limited by the race area. There are a few parking spaces located close to the arena. Please equip your car with studded tires if you intend to drive to the starting area.

Bag service during the race

Participants will be able to drop one bag in the race area. Make sure your bag is clearly tagged at the top, before leaving it at the bag drop, to ensure a quick service when you collect it after the race. Please do not leave valuable items in your bag. While we do our best to keep your belongings safe, Icebug do not accept liability for lost belongings and valuables.

Changing facilities & toilets

Tents for changing will be provided in the race area. The changing facilities are very basic, and we recommended that you arrive dressed for the race.

There will be portaloo toilet facilities available.

Test run a pair of Icebug shoes

You will get the chance to borrow a pair of Icebugs for testing during the race. Our shoe testing tent offers all sizes in a few select models. Models offered are Oribi3 BUGrip® GTX and DTS4 BUGrip®. Please note that the test shoes are limited and there is no guarantee that you will be able to borrow a pair or find the right size.

For safety reasons, participants must ensure that they wear studded shoes during Frozen Lake Marathon.

Bib collection

Please present your ID to collect your starting number at the event!

We recommend you to pick up your bib on Friday 15 March, in the Race Office at Oset Hoyfjellshotel. On the race day you can collect your bib at the Race Office located at the race arena.

Race Office opening times:

Friday 15 March 14:00 – 20:00 at Oset Hoyfjellshotel.
Saturday 16 March 09:00 – 10:40 at the race arena.

Starting groups

There are two race distances:
– 21 km Half Ice Marathon
– 42 km Ice Marathon

Each distance has one starting group.

21 km start: 11:00

42 km start: 11:15


Information about warm-up will follow.


Timekeeping at Frozen Lake Marathon is managed by CTiME. The time is measured via a chip in your bib. For the chip to function properly you should have the bib placed on your chest.

Price ceremony

All finishers will be receive a well-earned goodiebag with items from our partners, a medal and an exclusive Icebug Xperience t-shirt.

Approximately 30 minutes after the first five finishers there will be a price ceremony, celebrating the first Ice Marathon Champions ever.

Studded shoes

The entire track is made of ice, so participants will need to wear studded shoes. Our favourites and recommendations are: Icebug Oribi3 BUGrip® GTX and Icebug DTS4 BUGrip®

Even with steel studs under your feet, there is never a 100% guarantee that you will not slip, so please take care.


Since the race takes place in alpine terrain, the weather may be a bit unpredictable. We advise you to bring clothes for all types of weather conditions.

The course

The race consists of one or two 21,1 km laps on a course of 100% ice. A safe course is plotted by an assembled support team. The team monitors the course closely and the final course is laid out just days before the race start.

Energy station

There will be energy stations located at 10 km, 21 km and 31 km.

About the lake

Tisleifjorden is located 819 meters above sea level in the Norwegian municipalities of Gol and Hemsedal in Buskerud, and the Nord-Aurdal municipality in Oppland. For the most part, the ice on the lake is about 80 cm thick – with a carrying capacity up to 30 tons.

Among other things, the lake is used for testing tires and emergency vehicles, and by drivers looking to test their skills in icy conditions.

Read more about Isbanedrift, the company operating the track:

Bring your kids!

Sign your kids up for our Kids Camp, with fun-filled winter activities on the race day.

The Kids Camp is for children aged 7 – 14 years old and takes place on the race day Saturday 16 March between 09:00 – 17:00.


600 SEK per child.

At least one of the Kids Camp staff will be speaking Swedish, Norwegian, English and German.
Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children are appropriately dressed for winter conditions.

To register:

Send us an e-mail at

Shuttle buses go back and forth between the hotels up on Gol-fjellet and the Frozen Lake track.

Race day shuttle bus pickup schedule:

  • 09:00 Pers Hotell
  • 09:30 Storefjell Resort Hotel
  • 09:45 Oset Høyfjellshotell

All buses arrive at the race area about 10:00. The first race start is scheduled at 11:00.

A shuttle bus service will be going back from the race area every hour from 14:00 until 18:00 (or later if needed).


If you have a question that isn’t answered on the website, please send us an e-mail at

Race Office opening times:

Friday 15th 14:00 – 20:00 at the Race Office in Oset Hoyfjellshotel.
Saturday 16th 09:00 – 10:40 at the race arena.

During the Frozen Lake Weekend

To get in touch with someone during the weekend March 15-17th call Jonas Svengård (Race Manager) on +46 735 272726 and he will do his very best to help you!

Am I allowed to run with my dog?

Yes, we will have a special starting group for participants wishing to run with their dog.

What if I get injured?

If an accident happens and you need to exit the race, our race staff will assist you. Ambulance and medical staff are on stand-by in the starting area, in the event of an accident.

Do I get anything to eat at the finish line?

At the finish line we will serve soup, water, energy drinks and bars.

Am I allowed to run with a running stroller?

No. For safety reasons you may not use a running stroller in the race.

Is there an age restriction?

No. If you think you can run it, then you can run it.