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Join Iceland's longest cross-country ski race!

By Staff

  • Ready, set, go! The annual cross-country ski race known as Orkugangan, the Energy Trek, takes participants from Krafla caldera, located in the Mývatn district, to the fishing village of Húsavík. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

The annual cross-country ski race known as Orkugangan, the Energy Trek, takes participants from Krafla caldera, located in the Mývatn district, to the fishing village of Húsavík.

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Orkugangan is the longest cross-country ski race in Iceland and gets its name from the natural energy found in the Mývatn area. The race track runs through the active rift zones of Northeast Iceland, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Participants will race through lava fields, mountain ranges, and uninhabited wilderness before reaching the finish mark in Húsavík.

When: April 11
See: orkugangan.is/english

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