4. deild karla (football)

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4. deild karla
Country Iceland
Level on pyramid5
Promotion to3. deild karla
Domestic cup(s)Icelandic Cup
League Cup
Current: 2022

4. deild karla (e. Men's fourth division) is a football league in Iceland. It is the fifth and bottom division in the Icelandic football league system.


The division was added to the Icelandic football league system before the 2013 season to make room for a fourth nationwide league. It will be largely the same in format as the previous 3. deild karla was.[1]

Group stage[edit]

The division is split into four groups with teams in each group playing the other teams in the same group twice, home and away. The top two teams in each group qualify for the play-off stage for a total of eight teams in the playoffs.

Play-off stage[edit]

The play-offs are played in a knock-out format. Teams are drawn together and play home and away, the winning team progressing to the next round. There is no away goal rule; if teams are drawn at the end of the second match, extra time is played. If after extra time teams are still drawn, penalties decide the winner.

The final is a single match played on a neutral ground. The winner of the final is the 4th division champion. Both teams that reach the final are promoted to the third division.

There is also a match played for the third place where the losing teams from the semi-finals play. This is also a single match on a neutral ground.

Current clubs (2022)[edit]


Past winners[edit]

Promoted teams shown in green

Year Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2013 Einherji Berserkir KFG Elliði
2014 Álftanes Kári KFS1 Þróttur V.
2015 Vængir Júpiters Þróttur V. ÍH Augnablik
2016 Berserkir KFG Hvíti riddarinn KH
2017 KH Augnablik Álftanes Kórdrengir
2018 Reynir Sandgerði Skallagrímur Kórdrengir2 Álftanes
2019 Ægir Elliði Hvíti riddarinn Kormákur/Hvöt
2020 ÍH KFS Hamar Kormákur/Hvöt
2021 KH Kormákur/Hvöt Vængir Júpiters3 Hamar
2022 Einherji Árbær Ýmir Hvíti Riddarinn

1 - KFS promoted due to 3. deild club Grundarfjörður deciding not to compete in 2015.[3]
2 - Kórdrengir promoted due to the 2019 3. deild expanding from 10 to 12 teams.
3 - Vængir Júpiters promoted due to the merger of 2. deild clubs Ungmennafélagið Leiknir and Knattspyrnufélag Fjarðabyggðar into Knattspyrnufélag Austfjarða.


  1. ^ "Fótbolti.net". Fotbolti.net. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  2. ^ "Fótbolti.net".
  3. ^ "Fótbolti.net". Fotbolti.net. Retrieved 2016-06-16.

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