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Food & Drink

Reykjavik is a small city with a big pulse. In addition, to great food and drink, the capital of Iceland has a legendary night scene that keeps people going until the wee hours of the morning.

Recommended:
Cheap and delicious noodles: Noodle Station
Great bistro-style food (and a laundromat): Laundromat Cafe
Sushi and traditional Icelandic fare (trust me, it's good): Sushi Samba
Beer, Bar and Hostel: Bunk Bar
Coffee (don't forget the carrot cake!): Top 5 Coffee Houses

Other Activities

Iceland has plenty of ways to keep you busy when you're not running. As an island with extreme natural beauty, there is no end to the sightseeing. Reykjavik has a very walkable downtown with plenty of shopping. No matter what you do don't miss: the remarkable geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, diving between continental plates at Silfra and the hydrologic power of Gullfoss waterfall.

Gems in Iceland - 1

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gem Favorite Top of Gagnheiði at midnight in summer. Staðarfjall in right side midground and Dyrfjöll in right side background.

Top of Gagnheiði by the viewing disc

(1) Borgarf…, IS

Recommended Routes in Iceland - 4

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Favorite Skogafoss Waterfall from the Laugavegur Route.
Difficult

Laugavegur Route

52.0 mi 83.8 km 7,331' Up 2234.51 m Up 9,186' Down 2800.03 m Down

Selfoss, IS
Favorite Start
Difficult

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

33.3 mi 53.6 km 4,508' Up 1374.17 m Up 5,881' Down 1792.66 m Down

Selfoss, IS
Favorite Mountain Snaefellsjökull
Intermediate/Difficult

Waterfalls and Lava Channel Loop

10.9 mi 17.6 km 1,212' Up 369.4 m Up 1,213' Down 369.68 m Down

Ólafsvík, IS
Favorite Camping Hellissandur
Intermediate

Waterfall—Coast Loop

12.0 mi 19.4 km 337' Up 102.6 m Up 324' Down 98.9 m Down

Ólafsvík, IS

Iceland Running

  • 247 Miles 397 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Iceland

Trails in Iceland - 29

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Öxarárfoss Waterfall Trail
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Reykjadalur
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Trail #9 - Stórurð from Vatnsskarð
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
7.3 mi 11.7 km #4Route in Hornstrandir: Section 3
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5Sólheimasandur Trail
Easy
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
Easy
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
8.0 mi 12.8 km #6Trail #38 Kækjuskörð
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
6.4 mi 10.3 km #7Route in Hornstrandir: Section 1
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
11.5 mi 18.5 km #8Route in Hornstrandir: Section 2
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
3.5 mi 5.6 km #9Route in Hornstrandir: Section 4
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
6.8 mi 11.0 km #10Ólafsvík to Hellissandur
Easy/Intermediate
Ólafsvík, IS
Easy/Intermediate
Ólafsvík, IS

Photos of Iceland - 83

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Start
Oct 14, 2015 near Selfoss, IS
Skogafoss Waterfall from the Laugavegur Route.
Nov 11, 2015 near Vestman…, IS
16km Alftavatn in sight
Oct 14, 2015 near Selfoss, IS
50 km
Oct 14, 2015 near Vestman…, IS
The climb up to Hrafntinnusker.
Oct 14, 2015 near Selfoss, IS
Hornstrandir
Jul 22, 2020 near Ísafjör…, IS
Geothermal River At The Trail's End
Oct 29, 2019 near Hverage…, IS
Top of Gagnheiði at midnight in summer. Staðarfjall in right side midground and Dyrfjöll in right side background.
Jul 16, 2019 near Borgarf…, IS