Reykjavik Spring Marathon

4.5 (2 Reviews)
Reykjavik, Iceland
27 Apr, 2024 (Sat)
Event size: 100 - 999 participants (Max 700 participants)


21.098 km, 42.195 km

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54 USD
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About the event

For the past 24 years, the Reykjavik Spring and Autumn Marathons have been a part of Reykjavik's history. Held on Saturday, the third day of summer, the Spring Marathon is the first race of the season. Summer may not have arrived yet in Iceland, but the sunny and pleasant temperatures make for perfect running conditions. The event is kept small and intimate, allowing for a friendly atmosphere. After the race, runners are invited to enjoy warm waffles with cream and jam, as well as coffee and other drinks. The course for the Reykjavik Marathons takes runners through the most scenic parts of the city, away from the street traffic. Starting in the Elliðaárdalur valley in the east, runners make their way through Fossvogur valley, along the seaside south of the city, and up to Öskjuhlíð hill. The route passes Nauthóll, a beach heated by geothermal water, and the western part of the city before returning to the start. The entire course is 10.5 km, mostly flat with a few small inclines, and only crosses two streets. Experience the wonders of Iceland and join in on the Reykjavik Marathons!

Races offered by this event

You have 1 weeks to prepare


27 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 09:00
42.195 km
60 m of elevation gain
60 m of elevation drop
Race size: 0 - 99 participants
On site
Urban trail
Out & back
Certified course

Half Marathon

27 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 11:00
21.098 km
30 m of elevation gain
30 m of elevation drop
Race size: 100 - 249 participants
On site
Urban trail
Out & back
Certified course
Ocean view
Family friendly
Wheelchair friendly
Beginner friendly

Course details

Course highlights

The course lies through the most beautiful parts of Reykjavik away from the street traffic. The race starts in Elliðaárdalur valley in the east part of the city at the bank of the Elliðaá river, one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers, surrounded by 5500 years old lava formations and small fissures. Through Fossvogur valley, on the boundaries of Reykjavik city and Kópavogur the neighbouring town, the route takes the runners down to the sea side south of the city. At Reykjavik University there is a right turn away from the sea alongside Öskjuhlíð hill, once an island after the last ice age 10000 year ago when the sea level was more then 40 m higher then now, and then back to the shore line passing Natura Hotel and the domestic airport. At Nauthóll, with a sand beach heated up by geothermal water during the summer, the route continues to the west with a beautiful view over the ocean sometimes being able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano glacier and presidential residents at Bessastadir on the other side of the bay. Now in the western part of the city, after 10,5 km kilometres from the start, the runners take an u-turn and head the same way back. The marathoners run this route twice. The entire course is on asphalt trails, mostly flat, with small elevation after 3 and 4,5 km, and only crossing two small streets each way.

Start address

Reykjavík, Iceland

Finish address

Rafstöðvarvegur 7, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Timing chip (single use)
Photo Service
Post-race meal
Drink Stations

Frequently Asked Questions


2 Reviews
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Anh Pickard
Country flag of US
Apr 2019
21.098 km

So excited!

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Jarno Kiintola
Country flag of FI

Nice Atlantic view, quite flat course, small event. ok, organised.

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