Iceland's Strongman Competition

Iceland's strongman competition consists of the following 5 events.

Farmer's Walk

Competitors in this event race to the finish line while carrying weights measuring from 275 to 375 lbs. in each hand. The fastest time wins.

Husafell Stone

A uniquely shaped and massive 385-lb. rock is carried at chest level in this one-of a-kind event. The competitor who carries the stone the farthest is declared the winner.

Loading Race

Five objects of varying weights (220-360 lbs.) are picked up and carried 50 feet before being placed onto a truck bed. The competitor who loads all 5 objects first wins.

Atlas Stones

This contest tests the competitors' endurance and strength. The goal is to pick up each of the 5 stones (increasing in weight from 220 to-352 lbs.) off the ground and place them on top of platforms. The fastest time wins.

Truck Pull

In this event, the competitor is harnessed to a truck (or in some cases a bus or airplane), which he has to pull 100 feet. The fastest time wins.

Flag as inappropriate

Thank you! your flag was submitted.

You Might Also Like

Surf Life Saving in Australia

Surf Life Saving is different from ...

Dhani Tackles the Globe

Dhani Jones will need more than ...

Volleyball in Brazil

Learn how to play volleyball in Brazil.

Schwingen in Switzerland

Mountain farmers measured their ...

More Travel Inspirations

Food Network America's Best Cook
Who Is America’s Best Cook?

See home cooks compete on Food Network to win the coveted title.

Cooking Channel's Cooking Fundamentals
Master Your Cooking Skills

Learn the fundamentals of cooking with Cooking Channel’s tips and videos.

HGTV's Living Alaska
Imagine Alaskan Living

Do you have what it takes to live in Alaska? Tour Alaskan Homes on HGTV.