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. 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.

Studded shoes

The entire track is made of ice, so participants will need to wear studded shoes.

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

Clothing

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

We will serve; Umara as a sports drink, water, coffee, energy bars, bananas, pickles, cinnamon rolls, chips and some candy.

You will find the energy stations at 7km, 14km, 16km, 19km, 28km, 35km, 37km and 40km.

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: www.isbanedrift.no

Friday March 13

12:00 – 16:00 Race office at Oset Høyfjellshotel. Pick up your bib here.

17:00 Race arena opens at Tisleifjorden. Pick up your bib here.

19:00 The Frozen Lake Nightrun – Warm-up race – headlamp is recommended!

Inlcuded in the startingfee for the Frozen Lake Marathon. 250SEK for those who just want to run Friday!

20:00 – 22:00 Race office at Oset Høyfjellshotel. Pick up your bib here.

Saturday March 14 – Race day!

08:00 – Race arena opens at Tisleifjorden. Pick up your bib here.

10:00 START Frozen Lake Marathon 42K

11:00 START 21K

13:00 Podium Ceremony 21K

13:30 Podium Ceremony 42K

16:00 Cut off time all distances

Lunch on the ice after finish (warm local soup + bread)

Frozen Lake Marathon shuttle bus service.

Below you find our bus timetable during Frozen Lake and the shuttle bus is free for everyone participating at the races.

You don´t need to book any bus rides in advance! 

If you can, please use the shuttle bus instead of driving a car to the arena due to limited parking close to the arena.

If you are driving to the arena, we absolutely recommend studded tires or snow chains. To reach the parking lot you have to drive a quite steep icy road.

Friday 13 March
  • 11:45 Gol Station to Storfjell - Oset - Guriset – Merket 
  • 15:00 Gol Station to Storfjell - Oset - Guriset – Merket
  • 17:15 Gol Station to Pers Hotel – Storfjell – OCR Gym Cabin – FLM Arena 18:15 
  • 17:30 Merket to FLM Arena 18:20
  • 17:45 Guriset to Oset Hotel – FLM Arena 18:15 
  • 20:15 FLM Arena to OCR Gym Cabin – Storfjell – Pers Hotel – Gol Station 21:15 
  • 20:15 FLM Arena to Guriset – Oset Hotel
  • 20:15 FLM Arena to Merket 
Saturday 14 March
  • 08:00 Gol Station to Pers Hotel – Storfjell – OCR Gym Cabin – FLM Arena 09:15 (FULL MARATHON SHUTTLE) 
  • 08:00 MERKET to FLM Arena 08:50 (booth 42k and 21k start) 
  • 08:45 Guriset to Oset Hotel – FLM ARENA 09:15 (FULL MARATHON SHUTTLE) 
  • 09:00 Gol Station to Pers Hotel – Storfjell – OCR Gym Cabin – FLM Arena 10:15 (HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE) 
  • 09:45 Guriset to Oset Hotel – FLM ARENA 10:15 (HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE) 
  • 14:00-17:00 FLM ArenaShuttle bus to OCR Gym – Storfjell – Pers hotel – Gol Station
  • 14:00-17:00 FLM ArenaShuttle bus to Guriset – Oset – Merket 
Sunday 15 March
  • 09:00 Merket to Oset – GurisetStorfjell – Gol Station 10:15 
Timetable shuttle bus

How long time between every stop?  To understand when you should be ready at your bus stand just use this calculated timetable. For example. If you stay at Storfjell Hotel and going to the 21k start you should be ready at the bus stand outside the hotel 9:25.

Friday and Saturday:

Gol Station – Pers Hotel – Storfjell – OCR Gym Cabin – FLM Arena 

+ 5 min Pers Hotel 

+ 25 min Storfjell 

+30 min OCR Gym Cabin

Guriset – Oset Hotel – FLM Arena 

+ 5 min Oset Hotel

Sunday:

Merket – Oset – Guriset – Storfjell – Gol Station  

 + 25 min Oset 

+ 35 min Guriset 

+ 50 min Storfjell 

E-mail

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

For group bookings and visitors, please contact by email: geirjarle@springtimegroup.no

Am I allowed to run with my dog?

Yes, we like dogs and they are welcome to participate and run in a leash.

What if I get injured?

If an accident happens and you need to exit the race, our race staff will assist you. 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.

Is there an age restriction?

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