The Urvalsdeild Karla is the top division of domestic Icelandic football. It is comprised of 12 teams.
The Urvalsdeild Karla is usually played from May to September and cannot be held during winter months due to the harsh winters in Iceland. Each club faces every other club in the league twice in the league.
The club that garners the maximum number of points is declared the winner of the league. The two clubs that finish at the bottom of the league are automatically relegated to the second division while the top two clubs of the second division gain promotion to the Icelandic top flight.
KR are the most successful league in Iceland with 24 titles while Valur are the second most successful with 20.