12 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 22 games each, over 22 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. away goals in hth matches; 8. play-off (only for deciding the champion); 9. draw.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
11-12 place: relegated to 2017 1. Deild
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 2016 1. Deild
Changes from last season:
Leiknir Reykjavík and Keflavík relegated to 1. Deild
Víkingur Ólafsvík and Thróttur Reykjavík promoted from 1. Deild