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91 mi 147 km of trail 2 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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

Runs in Iceland - 2

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Favorite Skogafoss Waterfall from the Laugavegur Route.
Intermediate/Difficult

Laugavegur Route

52.0 mi 83.8 km • Point to Point • 7,331 ft Ascent 2234.51 m Ascent

(15) Selfoss, IS
Favorite Start
Difficult

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

33.3 mi 53.6 km • Point to Point • 4,508 ft Ascent 1374.17 m Ascent

(1) Selfoss, IS

Trails in Iceland - 21

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Öxarárfoss Waterfall Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Hveragerði, IS
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Reykjadalur
Intermediate
Hveragerði, IS
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Hveragerði, IS
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Trail #9 - Stórurð from Vatnsskarð
Intermediate/Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
2.3 mi 3.8 km #4Sólheimasandur Trail
Easy
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
Easy
2.3 mi 3.8 km Vestmannaeyjar, IS
8.0 mi 12.8 km #5Trail #38 Kækjuskörð
Intermediate/Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
8.0 mi 12.8 km Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
1.6 mi 2.6 km #6Hengifossargil
Intermediate
Reyðarfjörður, IS
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Reyðarfjörður, IS
0.5 mi 0.9 km #7Dynjandi
Intermediate
Ísafjörður, IS
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Ísafjörður, IS
1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Svartifoss Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Höfn, IS
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Höfn, IS
0.5 mi 0.8 km #9Sólheimajökull Approach Trail
Intermediate
Vestmannaeyjar, IS
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Vestmannaeyjar, IS
5.4 mi 8.6 km #10Bláa lónið Loop Trail
Intermediate
Grindavík, IS
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.6 km Grindavík, IS
9.7 mi 15.5 km #11Jaðarinn - The Edge
Easy/Intermediate
Mosfellsbær, IS
Easy/Intermediate
9.7 mi 15.5 km Mosfellsbær, IS
6.4 mi 10.3 km #12Klofningsheiði
Intermediate/Difficult
Ísafjörður, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
6.4 mi 10.3 km Ísafjörður, IS
7.7 mi 12.4 km #13Trail #41
Intermediate
Egilsstaðir, IS
Intermediate
7.7 mi 12.4 km Egilsstaðir, IS
7.3 mi 11.7 km #14Trail #24
Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Neskaupstaður, IS
8.9 mi 14.4 km #15Trail #37
Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate
8.9 mi 14.4 km Neskaupstaður, IS
4.9 mi 7.8 km #16Trail #30
Easy/Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Easy/Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.8 km Neskaupstaður, IS
5.7 mi 9.2 km #17Trail #21
Intermediate/Difficult
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Neskaupstaður, IS
7.5 mi 12.1 km #18Trail #33
Easy/Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Easy/Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.1 km Neskaupstaður, IS
3.2 mi 5.1 km #19Trail #26
Intermediate
Neskaupstaður, IS
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Neskaupstaður, IS
2.5 mi 3.9 km #20Trail #19 Brúnavíkurskarð
Intermediate/Difficult
Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 3.9 km Borgarfjörður Eystri, IS
0.1 mi 0.1 km #21Öxarárfoss Waterfall Spur Trail
Easy
Hveragerði, IS
Easy
0.1 mi 0.1 km Hveragerði, IS

Photos of Iceland - 45

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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
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
The Fimmvörðuháls / Baldvinsskáli hut in the distance above the cloud cover.  There is another hut named Fimmvörðuháls which is VERY confusing.  Be sure you know which one you are staying in because the wrong choice could add 1 hour of hiking.
Apr 22, 2019 near Vestman…, IS

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