Knarvikmila - The Great Fjord Run

Quick facts

Location Isdalstø, Norway

Distance Marathon

About Knarvikmila - The Great Fjord Run

Knarvikmila is Norway's most magnificent running event. This year, KnarvikMila takes place at the beginning September.

KnarvikMila is more than one race and more than a single distance. It is also more than a sports event. This is a week filled with cultural and sports events.

See our programme for more information and take a look at our different distances. KnarvikMila was founded in 1982 by initiator and enthusiast Helge Brekke and is arranged by the athletic association FIL-AKS77. Since 1982, thousands of feet have run along roads and tracks in Knarvik for a week every autumn. In 2017, 500 volunteers worked to create a memorable event for 8000 participants.

Without a group of volunteers extending far beyond the members of the athletic association it would be
impossible to pull off the event that KnarvikMila has become: a whole week of activities including a conference, concerts and trade fair.



  • 41.098km

Knarvik Xtrem 4.8km

  • 4.8km

Knarvik Xtrem 11km

  • 11km

KnarvikMila 5 km

  • 5km

KnarvikMila 10 km

  • 10km


  • 42.195km


  • 42.195km

Naturmila Familie

  • 42.195km

MX-Sport Halvmaraton

  • 21.098km

Sport Norge Halvmarathon

  • 21.098km

Knarvik Xtrem 5,5km

  • 5.5km

FjordViking - Marathon chalange

  • 42.148km


Award Medals

Prizes are awarded to the top three women and men for each distance, and there is a prize for the winner of each class. There are 5-year classes for veterans – from ages 35 and up. Youth/junior: ages 15–17, 18–19, 20–22. Senior: ages 23–34.

Knarvikmila - The Great Fjord Run Route Map

Knarvikmila - The Great Fjord Run Route Map


Knarvik Stadion

Juvikstølen 17, 5916 Isdalstø, Norway


Knarvik Stadion

Kvernhushaugane 24, 5916 Isdalstø, Norway




Museum of Norwegian Knitting Industry

The old knitwear factory (1858-1989) has now re-opened as a new museum. Visitors can see the whole process from spinning the wool to the finished...
4.92 km away

Old Bergen Museum - Bergen City Museum

The open-air Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed small town consisting of around 50 wooden houses dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
14.85 km away

Norwegian Fisheries Museum - Museum Vest

Visit Norway’s newest and finest exhibitions about life along the coast and at sea. The museum is located in authentic wharfside warehouses as old as...
16.04 km away


The route is traffic-free. It starts at Knarvik Stadion and includes a crossing of Hagelsundbrua (bridge).
Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. This distance has good national and international participation and
is Haile Gebrselassie’s favourite.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.