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Marathons In Iceland - Unlike Anywhere on Earth

Marathons In Iceland - Unlike Anywhere on Earth

Iceland is a nation that is defined by its unique landscape filled with geysers, lava fields, volcanoes, and hot springs. Many of the most beautiful national parks are located in Iceland, which is why it is a travelers' dream. It is also the home to the Saga and National Museums, which are seeping with the rich Viking history laid by Iceland's founders. Whether you are looking for a flat and fast or a hilly terrain course, Iceland is a perfect land to find your next race destination. With so man ... Continue Reading

Reykjavik Spring Marathon 2020

Iceland, Reykjavík 25 April, 2020

Reykjavik Autumn Marathon 2020

Iceland, Reykjavík 24 October, 2020

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

Iceland, Reykjavík 24 August, 2019

Things To Think About

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What other attractions would you like to see while visiting? Give yourself plenty of time to see Iceland!

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Does your chosen event have a participation limit? If so, consider pre-registering so you don't miss out

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Although you can rent a car, there are plenty of other ways to make your way around Iceland. Map things out ahead of time

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The temperatures in Iceland can fluctuate greatly. So bring the proper clothing to accommodate


Iceland Running Races - Which Will Inspire You?

The Reykjavik Marathon series is one of the most beloved Iceland running races around. Held in both the spring and the fall, it is a friendly, mildly competitive, race where participants from the large running community in Iceland come together and have for over 20 years. If you are a newbie wanting to try your hand at your first marathon or a seasoned veteran looking to explore a new and exotic place, it is a perfect race event for you. For a little more challenging route, the Glendalough "Lap of the Gap" Marathon is a perfect choice. The course takes you through the village of Laragh, the Guinness Lake, and the Highland pass of Sallygap with hilly terrain abound. It is not a race for the faint of heart and will have you racing over rolling hills to make it to the finish line. Taking place in August, the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is an annual favorite. It is held every year on the same day as Culture Night and celebrates the unique heritage of Iceland. The event is both a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and it has about 1500 participants. So it isn't as large as other Iceland running races, but definitely is also not less spectacular. Whatever it is that inspires you to run, it can be found in Iceland. Find the race that speaks to you and preregister to hold your spot today!


Good to Know

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The official currency of Iceland is the krona

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There are some required vaccinations to travel to Iceland, so make sure your shots are up to date prior to leaving

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To enter Iceland. you will need a passport that is valid for a minimum of 90 days post-entry

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If you wish to rent a car, you do not need an International Driver's License if you carry a US Driver's License or one from Asia or Europe. But even with a rental car, there might be roads that you will not be permitted to drive on

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The best time to travel to Iceland is in the summer months. But if you wish to see the Northern Lights, travel in late fall is recommended

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