Israel Orienteering

Calendar of Events

The Israel Orienteering Association and its member clubs organize and run all types of orienteering events – from high level competitions to recreational orienteering activities.  Orienteering events are held on both Friday and Saturday throughout the country. The orientering season in Israel runs from September through June.  

Complete schedule for 2023-24 – in Hebrew

Complete schedule for 2023-24 – in English
Competition details in English are limited. It is recommended that you access competition info from the schedule in Hebrew, and use a translation tool.

Easy orienteering courses and instruction for youngsters and newcomers are usually offered at orienteering events. Let the organizers know you need help getting started, and they’ll be happy to assist.

Israel Orienteering Leagues (series)

Orienteering Leagues (Sprint, Forest and MTBO series).

Sprint League competitions are held in the warmer months. Forest League competitions take place in the cooler winter months. Several hundred competitors regularly take part in these events. 

The season highlight is the annual 2-day Israel Open Championships in March, which attracts many competitors from outside Israel. 

Israel – Orienteering Destination

Israel offers a unique diversity of terrain, from prairie and badlands in the south, to Mediterranean woods along the coastal plain, to classic pine forests in the north of the country. Even more, you’ll enjoy exploring and discovering historical, cultural and religious sites alongside every venue.

If you are looking for a warm and welcoming location for winter training and travel, Israel is the perfect destination. The Israel orienteering community welcomes international visitors with great hospitality.

Orienteering Fun for Families

Recreational courses are offered at all orienteering events. 

You can find details and register for family orienteering events at

You can also find information on the Facebook page:
The page is in Hebrew – use a translation tool in your browser. Call or message for information in English.