Is this the first time you are (or might be) taking part in HÆRVEJSMARCHEN? Here, we will give you an overview of the most important things you need to know before the march.


HÆRVEJSMARCHEN is a one or two-day march of either 10, 20, 30, 40 or 45 kilometres, starting and finishing in Viborg. Participants come from 25 different countries, and many do the march year after year.

The march offers a very special community and is for anyone who loves walking in nature and putting lots of kilometres behind them. This year marks the 51st HÆRVEJSMARCHEN, and it is taking place from Friday the 28th of June at 18:00 (opening night) until Sunday the 30th of June at 18:00, when the march ends.

What is a march?

According to the dictionary, a march means: An organised walk. And that is exactly what HÆRVEJSMARCHEN in Viborg is. We have marked out various routes, and along the way there are good resting places.

HÆRVEJSMARCHEN offers both one and two-day routes of either 10, 20, 30, 40 or 45 km. 2x45 km is the walkers’ "extreme route". All the two-day routes of 2x20 km or more qualify you for the special IML medals, which you can buy.

Read more about the routes..

Who can participate?

There are no rules about who can participate or how the march must be completed. Anyone can join in, and if you "just" choose a 10 or 20 km route, most people can do it without prior training.

The only requirement is that you must participate using a paid-for and collected personal start card, which must be worn visibly on the route. The start card gives you access to toilets, resting places and first aid along the way.

Types of march

In addition to the original HÆRVEJSMARCHEN, which offers routes of either one or two days, other types of special walking routes have been developed over the years.

  • Saturday: The Carnival March – a festive walking route, 20 km long, done in wonderful costumes
  • Sunday: The Children's March – a child-friendly walking route, 5 km long, for children with their parents and grandparents
  • Sunday: The Pilgrimage Walk – a 10 or 20 km walk that starts at 08:00 with a service at Viborg Cathedral at 08:30


TWO-DAY ROUTES: Adults: DKK 250 / Up to 20 years old: DKK 175.
The prices of two-day cards include a Hærvejsmarch medal. DKK 50 discount when you register before the 31st of May

ONE-DAY ROUTES: Everyone (adults and children): DKK 100

NOTE: In 2020, everyone who buys a 2-days start card for HÆRVEJSMARCHEN will be offered free membership of a local branch of the walking association Fodslaw Danmark which is valid until the 31st of December 2020.


All registrations for all the routes must now be done online, using the registration module.


Alternatively, you can turn up at Kasernehallen (The Sports Hall) on Friday between 12:00 and 21:00, or on Saturday and Sunday between 05:00 and 09:00, where there will be help with online registration and you can collect your start card and route map immediately.

Read more about start cards here

Practical information about medals and diplomas at the finishing line

  • Everyone who completes a two-day march will receive an HVM medal at Kasernehallen (The Sports Hall)
  • Everyone who completes 2x20 km will get an IML stamp and be able to buy an IML medal at Kasernehallen (The Sports Hall)
  • There is an age exception for the IML stamp and medal for 70+ (2x10 km.)
  • Everyone can get a valid IVV stamp at Kasernehallen (The Sports Hall) after they have completed a walk
  • There are posts along the routes which issue control clips in your start card
  • A one-day start card does not qualify you for a medal
  • Everyone who gets to the finishing line can buy an HVM Diploma at Kasernehallen (The Sports Hall) for DKK 25
  • Children who complete 1x5 km will receive a children’s medal and diploma on the Parade Square

International, communal, popular community

Up to 10,000 hikers from 25 countries participate in the scenic, historic walking routes in and around Viborg every year.

There are 28 similar walking events around the world which are in the IML Walking Association, which has special rules about stamps and the purchasing of medals.

IVV is another international walking organisation which provides the very popular IVV stamps to all hikers who want them.

Both walking organisations are present here, and have booths at Kasernehallen (The Sports Hall).