Reykjavik Marathon, Half & 10K 2024

Nights
from 4
Date
24.08.2024
  • 10k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon

2024 Reykjavik Marathon

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Offering a 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon events, the Reykjavik Marathon gives runners the chance to experience the Icelandic capital like never before. Welcoming runners with breath-taking scenery, this event is like no other!

Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is a little-known gem of a destination. Relax in the swirling steam of geothermal swimming pools. Dine on fresh fish in one of many celebrated restaurants. Explore galleries and museums filled with fascinating Icelandic and international works. Enjoy nature’s own artistic palette awaiting you in the nearby countryside.

The country is a natural wonderland with its volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls and ancient mountains. Learn how Iceland’s unique geology has been sculpted by fire and ice over eons. Straddle two continents as you step onto the Mid-Atlantic ridge, the boundary between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Choose your distance and be joined by hundreds of Icelanders.  You will experience perfect running temperatures and the cleanest air imaginable since the entire city is heated with geothermal energy.

The Reykjavik Marathon is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Race.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts included and post-race pizza party

Guide

Guide

Support from our team during your stay

Transfers

Transfers

As per itinerary

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Trip extension available upon request

Accommodation

Accommodation

Perfectly located hotel

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed race entry with a choice of distance available

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race pizza party

Excursions

Excursions

Selection of sightseeing tours included

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Reykjavik Marathon Itinerary/4 Nights/Dates TBC

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      Arrival Day

      Today is an arrival day. Please make your own way to the start hotel. We recommend you take the FlyBus+. Tickets can be purchased from the airport when your arrive. The group will walk together today to collect bibs from the expo.

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      Full Day Tour

      Enjoy a relaxing pre-race day with light hiking as we explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a 9.5 hour tour from Reykjavik. Experience diverse nature at its best with waterfalls and black sand beaches. Walk behind the cascades of Seljalandsfoss, hike to the top of Skógafoss and enjoy a walk on Reynisfjara black sand beach with the Reynisdrangar rock formations. We will depart at 8am and return around 5.30pm.

      (Breakfast included)

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      RACE DAY!

      The marathon and half-marathon start at 8:40 a.m. followed by the 10K at 9:30 a.m. It is best to make a dinner reservation somewhere this evening as it can be very busy with the Culture Night events. In the evening, enjoy Culture Night and the fireworks.

      (Breakfast included)

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      Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour

      Today enjoy the “Golden Circle” tour of the Icelandic countryside exploring the country’s natural wonders. First a stop at Thingvellir National Park where the world’s oldest parliament met and then to Gullfuss (Golden Falls), a magnificent waterfall. After Gullfoss we travel down the road to visit Geysir, from where the word “geysir” originates. After lunch (at your own expense) we continue to Hveragerdi where harnessed geothermal power warms greenhouses nurturing fruits. Finally, we end the tour at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the world famous hot springs – your legs have earned it!

      (Breakfast included)

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      Departure Day

      You are free to depart at leisure today, after the hotel check-out. Transfer on your own (via FlyBus+ shuttle) to the airport for return flights. If you would like to stay longer please enquire with our team about extra nights and our Borgarfjord and Snæfellsnes post-tour 3-night extension.

      (Breakfast included)

       

    • Reykjavik Marathon Itinerary/5 Nights/Dates TBC

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      Arrival Day

      Transfer on your own from the Keflavik Airport to your hotel via the FlyBus+. You can purchase this ticket when you arrive at the airport. The balance of the day is at your leisure. You will be met at the hotels by your Marathon Tours & Travel hosts!

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      Volcano Tour

      Today we will go “Inside the Volcano” Our guide will lead us on a 45-minute hike across lava fields to the Base Camp, where we will prepare for our trip 400 feet down into the dormant Þríhnúkagígur Volcano. Once inside, you will have 30 minutes to explore this unique natural phenomenon before you ascend back to the surface from the volcano’s magma chamber. Back on the surface, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Icelandic meat soup or vegetable soup and hot coffee/tea/chocolate, prior to our return hike through the lava fields.

      When we arrive back in to Reykjavík we will be dropped off at the race EXPO for your bib and t-shirt pick-up. The balance of the day is at your leisure.

      (Breakfast and Lunch included)

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      Full Day Tour

      Enjoy a relaxing pre-race day with light hiking as we explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a 9.5 hour tour from Reykjavik. Experience diverse nature at its best with waterfalls and black sand beaches. Walk behind the cascades of Seljalandsfoss, hike to the top of Skógafoss and enjoy a walk on Reynisfjara black sand beach with the Reynisdrangar rock formations. We will depart at 8am and return around 5.30pm.

      (Breakfast included)

      Dates TBC
      Show details Hide details

      RACE DAY!

      The marathon and half-marathon start at 8:40 a.m. followed by the 10K at 9:30 a.m. It is best to make a dinner reservation somewhere this evening as it can be very busy with the Culture Night events. In the evening, enjoy Culture Night and the fireworks.

      (Breakfast included)

      Dates TBC
      Show details Hide details

      Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour

      Today enjoy the “Golden Circle” tour of the Icelandic countryside exploring the country’s natural wonders. First a stop at Thingvellir National Park where the world’s oldest parliament met and then to Gullfuss (Golden Falls), a magnificent waterfall. After Gullfoss we travel down the road to visit Geysir, from where the word “geysir” originates. After lunch (at your own expense) we continue to Hveragerdi where harnessed geothermal power warms greenhouses nurturing fruits. Finally, we end the tour at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the world famous hot springs – your legs have earned it!

      (Breakfast included)

       

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      Show details Hide details

      Departure Day

      You are free to depart at leisure today, after the hotel check-out. Transfer on your own (via FlyBus+ shuttle) to the airport for return flights. If you would like to stay longer please enquire with our team about extra nights and our Borgarfjord and Snæfellsnes post-tour 3-night extension.

      (Breakfast included)

  • Packages & Rates

    • See the famous black sand beaches and glacier lakes. Learn how Iceland’s unique geology has been sculpted by fire and ice over eons. Straddle two continents as you step onto the Mid-Atlantic ridge, the boundary between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Held to coincide with the city’s Cultural Night Festival, the Reykjavik Marathon has taken place every year since 1984. Join Marathon Tours & Travel as we take on this memorable marathon in the world’s northernmost capital.

      Reykjavik Tour | Five Night Package | Dates: TBC

      Features:

      • Everything included in the Four Night Package (detailed below)
      • An additional night hotel accommodation
      • Inside The Volcano Half Day Tour
      • Marathon Tours & Travel Reykjavik Marathon package includes the following:

      • Four nights hotel accommodations

      • Daily breakfast

      • All hotel taxes

      • Full day South Shore Excursion Tour (Friday)

      • Post-Race Pizza Party

      • Full day Golden Circle/Blue Lagoon Tour (Sunday)

      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff

      • Local tour guide and driver gratuity

      Also Available:

      • Full marathon entry £100

      • Half marathon entry – £65

      • 10km entry – £45

      • Additional pre and post tour hotel nights

      • Post tour 3-night extension

       

      All Logistics Covered

      We take care of the logistics for you, so you can focus on the event and your trip. Your travel package is also financially protected by ABTA. Whether you are running or supporting, we have an expert team to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

  • Hotels

    • CenterHotel Plaza Reykjavik

      CenterHotel Plaza Reykjavik is a modern 3-star option centrally located on the town square, with many of the top city sights within walking distance. There are lots restaurants and cafes options also nearby. The cosy rooms are all en-suite and come with a mini-bar, coffee-making facilities and satellite TV. There is a bar on site to relax during your down time and breakfast is served daily with a choice of hot or cold options. Reception hours are 24/7.

  • Event Information

    • Run the 2024 Reykjavik Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel

      RACE DATE:  24 August 2024

      RACE TIME:  8:40 AM – Marathon and Half-Marathon; 9:30 AM – 10K

      COURSE: The marathon and the half-marathon are both one lap. Both races are together for the first 18.5K, then they split (the last 10K of the marathon goes nearly the same route as the beginning of the race). The 10K race is the first 10K part of the marathon course. The courses go westward out of the city center for about 3 km and then turn eastward along the seashore with a beautiful view of the mountains north of Reykjavik.

      After about 15 km, the course turns again west and winds through the city center, completing the loop. The course is 60% flat and 40% rolling and has been certified by Mr. John Dislay, an official AIMS measurer. The total difference in altitude is only about 30 meters. Every 5km is clearly marked.

      Course Map

      TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures range between 45F and 55F.

      ENTRY FEE:

      • Marathon: $115 USD
      • Half-Marathon: $75 USD
      • 10K: $50 USD

      TIME LIMIT – The course time limit for the Marathon is seven (7) hours and thirty (30) minutes.

      NUMBER PICKUP – The group will meet and walk together to the Expo to pick-up your bib.

      AWARDS – Every runner who finishes receives a medallion and commemorative t-shirt.

      RUNNING SHOES – Although not mandatory, you may consider training and bringing trail shoes for the race.  The trail is raked, but you will still come across rocks and potentially thorns.  Regular running shoes are worn by the majority of participants.

      DIFFICULTY – Moderate 60% flat and 40% rolling hills

      Why Book the Reykjavik Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel?

      Guaranteed Entry

      We can offer you guaranteed entry into the incredible Reykjavik Marathon.

      Logistics Covered

      We take care of all of the logistics for you, so you can focus on the event and your trip.

      You’re in Safe Hands

      Whether you are running or supporting, we have an expert team on the ground to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

       

  • Registration & Booking

    • How to book

      To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

       

      Payments

      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

       

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ for current entry restrictions and requirements.

       

      Travel Insurance

      We strongly recommend travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do.

      You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events.

       

      Guaranteed Reykjavik Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K Entry

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the 2024 Reykjavik Marathon events. You can buy the entry at an additional cost if you also buy the accommodation package with us.

       

      Starting Times and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Reykjavik Marathon events we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the Reykjavik Marathon. The organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide.