2. deild karla
Founded1997
1988 (as 3. deild karla)
1966 (as 3. deild karla NA/SV)
CountryIceland
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toLengjudeildin
Relegation to3. deild karla
Domestic cup(s)Bikarkeppni karla
League Cup
Current championsAfturelding
(2nd title)
(2018)
Most championshipsVölsungur (6 titles)
WebsiteKSÍ.is
Current: 2020

2. deild karla (English: Men's Second Division) is a football league in Iceland. It is the third division in the Icelandic football league system. The current champions are Afturelding from Mosfellsbær, who won their 1st title in 2018.

The division was started in 1966 as third division with two provisional groups, with number of teams varying from 7 to 10 teams in each group. In 1987 it was decided to merge the two groups to form a single nationwide league with 10 teams so at the end of the 1987 season only three teams from each group would stay in the league, the top teams in each group were promoted, all other teams relegated to the 4th division and two teams promoted from the 4th division. In 1997 after a name change, the division became Second division.

In 2008, as a part of a general change in Icelandic football, the number of teams was increased from 10 to 12.

Current clubs (2021)

Team Location Stadium 2019 season
Reynir Sandgerði Sandgerði BLUE-Völlurinn 3. deild, 2nd
Fjarðabyggð Fjarðabyggð (Eskifjörður) Eskifjarðarvöllur 8th
ÍR Reykjavík (Breiðholt) Hertz-völlurinn 9th
Haukar Hafnarfjörður Ásvellir 5th
Kári Akranes Akraneshöllin 7th
KV Reykjavík (Vesturbær) KV Park 3. deild, 1st
KF Fjallabyggð (Ólafsfjörður) Ólafsfjarðarvöllur 6th
Njarðvík Reykjanesbær (Njarðvík) Njarðtaksvöllurinn 4th
Leiknir F. Fjarðabyggð (Fáskrúðsfjörður) Búðagrund 1. deild, 12th
Magni Grenivík Grenivíkurvöllur 1. deild, 11th
Völsungur Húsavík Húsavíkurvöllur 10th
Þróttur V. Vogar Vogaídýfuvöllur 3rd

History

Championship History