Kristinn

Kristinn

The 2002 Thingvallasund event.

On 7 August 2002, Mr. Kristinn Magnússon became the second man in history to swim across Lake Thingvallavatn. “The swim across Lake Thingvallavatn was supposed to be my final training swim before my swim to the Vestmannaeyjar islands later in…

Location and weather

Start and finish: Start from the tip of Mjóanes in Bláskógabyggð county. Finish at the sandy beach between Riðvík and Markatangi in Grímsnes- og Grafningshreppi county. Weather Þingvellir current weather conditions from automatic weather stations. Þingvellir weather forecast for next…

News

Some informative facts about Lake Thingvallavatn from The National Energy Authority (Icelandic) Some facts about hypothermia: Cold Injuries Guidelines The Thingvallasund was in 17th place on an international top 100 list of the most interesting open water swims.

Rules of participation

Rules of participation To participate in the Thingvallasund swim event, participants must have registered (see Registration) and paid the confirmation fee. Participants must also demonstrate that they are capable of swimming a distance of 3,5 km (2.17 miles) in under…

Associates

The Reykjavík Energy Company The landowners of Mjóanes and their tenants. The landowner of Riðvík and Markartangi, The Reykjavík Energy Company. The Icelandic Swimming Association The Icelandic Swimming Association recognizes the Thingvallasund swim event, maintains records of accomplishment and issues…

History of the swim

The initial idea for swimming across Lake Thingvallavatn came from Mr. Fylkir Sævarsson in the summer of 2000. He turned his idea into reality the following year when he swam from the tip of Mjóanes in the county of Bláskógabyggð,…