MarathonIceland Volcano

21 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021

Iceland Volcano -- Iceland Volcano Marathon
Trip duration
21 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
21 Jun 2021

The race
Iceland Volcano Marathon slide
Iceland Volcano Marathon slide
Iceland Volcano Marathon slide
Iceland Volcano Marathon slide

Running through the active volcanic area, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, the Iceland Volcano Marathon is a unique event! Runners go directly through the Northern Volcanic Zone in the north of Iceland during the very first edition of this marathon. The surroundings include geysers, black volcanic sand, glaciers and small volcanic craters. This geothermal area is still active to this day and offers the prospect of an experience never to be forgotten. The roads are not asphalted, so this can rightly be called an adventurous marathon. Is the marathon distance a little too long? Then you can also choose the half marathon!

Registration Iceland Volcano Marathon 2021 offers you a package with a guaranteed runner’s bib and accommodation. Furthermore, we offer the possibility that family members or friends can travel with you as companions and together you can enjoy this event.

Take a look at our packages. We ensure that during your stay in Iceland Volcano Marathon everything is arranged down to the last detail so that the athlete can fully devote himself or herself to the run. Whether individually or with a running group, with us you run around the world!

Book now directly and secure your entry with guaranteed participation!

  • Flights can be added upon request
  • We would be glad to put together a tailor made running trip for you
  • Part of a running group? Then we would be pleased to offer you a personalized package with group discount! Contact us for the options

Event details

Saturday, 24 July 2021
Start time
Start location
Hverfjall, Iceland
Finish location
Vogar, 660 Mývatn, Iceland
Expo location
Mývatn, Iceland

None. Participants will receive their goodie bag with running bib on day 2 in Akureyri.

Time limit
The Icelandic summers are relatively cold and wet. You can expect temperatures between 5 and 15 degrees.

The first 10 km are flat but after that there is a climb of 125 meters. The rest of the course is hilly.

Participants in the whole and half marathon will receive an exclusive t-shirt and a medal to commemorate this unique event.

The map below shows the locations of the start & finish, our hotels of choice and the expo location. Underneath the map, there are two buttons which show the course and elevation maps of the event.

  • Trip schedule

    The start of the running trip! You fly to Keflavík on your own. Once you have arrived in Iceland you will fly on your own to Fosshotel Reykjavik, where the first night of the running trip will take place. The rest of the day you will have the opportunity to get to know this interesting city a little better. With almost 24 hours of daylight in the summer, Reykjavik is often described as a city that does not sleep in the summer! In the evening you can enjoy the culinary side of the Icelandic capital. Meals are not included today.

    Arrival in Mývatn. After an early breakfast at the hotel, the bus leaves along the beautiful west coast of Iceland. During the ride a guide will tell you about Iceland and its impressive nature. In the afternoon we arrive in Akureyri, better known as the 'capital of the north'. This city is only 100km from the Arctic Circle! This is where a race briefing will take place, during which you will also be provided with a race package and a meal. After the briefing the bus will continue to Mývatn, where the Fosshotel Mývatn is located. Here you can choose for a standard room, or an upgrade to a room overlooking the beautiful lake of Mývatn. Breakfast, lunch box and snack during race briefing are included today.

    Optional excursion and leisure time. Today you have the full day to acclimatise to the Icelandic climate in preparation for the big day tomorrow. In addition, you may consider taking part in one of the optional excursions. A discovery of the surroundings of Mývatn or a whale safari near Húsavík are options on request! You can also choose to spend the day as you wish. A hike or bike ride through the beautiful region are examples to make your free time enjoyable. In the evening a pasta dinner will be served at the hotel. Have a good rest tonight, because tomorrow the challenging Iceland Volcano Marathon or Half Marathon is on the schedule!

    The big day! The premiere of the Iceland Volcano (Half) Marathon! You will be taken by bus to the start of the marathon and half marathon. Runners will be on the unpaved paths and roads around the majestic Hverfjall crater during this challenging and unique marathon. The dramatic background, the active volcanic area of Northern Iceland, where all this takes place is absolutely enchanting! After the finish, the runners of the whole and half marathon will be served a well-deserved BBQ lunch. You will be brought back to your hotel by shuttle. There you can relax after today's performance! Breakfast and BBQ lunch are included today.

    Rest and celebration dinner Today you have the option to go on an excursion or fill in the day as you wish. In the afternoon we leave for the small village of Laugar to celebrate yesterday's performance with a festive dinner. Breakfast and celebration dinner are included. Lunch is only included in the optional excursions.

    Back to Keflavik After an early breakfast buses leave for Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik. Arrival is expected at 14:30. Today you will stay one last time in Iceland, at the BB Hotel Keflavik Airport Hotel you can recover from the long transfer. You can fill in the evening as you wish. There are several dining possibilities near the hotel where you can end your trip with a delicious meal! On request you can also extend your trip with a stay in Reykjavik. Breakfast and lunch box are included today.

    The end of your running trip! You go on your own to the airport for the return journey. It's time to say goodbye to Iceland and prepare for your departure back home.

  • Transport

    We do not offer transport for this arrangement by default. However, we do offer the option to book flights with us. Prices will vary if you choose to make use of our service.

  • Accomodation
    Fosshotel Myvatn
    € 2575,00 per person

    After spending the night at the Fosshotel Reykavik, the journey continues to the Fosshotel Mývatn. Just a few kilometres from the natural baths of Myvátn and with a beautiful view of the lake, the location of this hotel is excellent. The hotel was designed by renowned architects, which is reflected in the hotel's beautiful distinctive design. In the midst of Icelandic nature, this hotel blends in perfectly with its surroundings, and is made entirely of durable materials. The grass roof fits perfectly into the image of the hotel's surroundings.

    The comfortable rooms in the 3-star hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer. At the hotel you can rent bicycles to explore the surroundings further. Free Wifi access is available throughout the hotel. In addition to the standard rooms, you can also choose to upgrade to Lake View. With this upgrade you will have a direct view of the beautiful Lake Mývatn from your room. In the hotel's restaurant you can enjoy typical Icelandic cuisine with a view of Lake Mývatn. 

  • About Iceland Volcano

    Mývatn is located in the very active volcanic area in the north of Iceland. A beautiful lake, only 105 km south of the Arctic Circle. The lake has been formed by various volcanic eruptions. Near the lake you will find geothermal springs, lava fields and crater lakes and you can experience the untouched nature of this region with your own eyes. Near the lake there are small villages where you can stay overnight and where you can find high quality restaurants. The wild animals, especially the birds that roam this area, give you a feeling of ultimate freedom. Jardobin vid Mývatn, also known as the little Blue Lagoon, is a beautiful gheotermal bath where you can unwind. Let the beautiful nature in Mývatn enchant you!

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Monday 21 June

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score: 9 / 10 Marcel st Nicolaas
Large offer! Super cool tour guides with running experience and good energy!

score: 10 / 10 Vincent
Definitely recommended to travel with this "club"

score: 7 / 10 Dammer
Done two trips, very good experience with both.

score: 8 / 10 Gini
Booked great trips for many years

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