24 Aug 2024

Iceland Volcano Marathon

24 August 2024

Be a force of nature!

Join us in this epic race in one of Earth’s geological hotspots.

Set near Lake Mývatn, at the divergent boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, the Iceland Volcano Marathon route will be run directly in the North Volcanic Zone.


It’s a hot bed of geothermal activity with geysers, hot springs, and lava rock! 

With the massive Hverfjall crater as the focus of the route, runners will pass through soft, black volcanic sand as the route traverses single-track trail, plains of lava rock, and several minor volcano craters.  

Whether you're up for the full marathon, half marathon, or quarter marathon, there's a challenge waiting for you. Join us for an unparalleled adventure that seamlessly blends your love for running with a profound immersion in nature. Mark your calendars and start the countdown until you find yourself amidst the surreal landscapes of Iceland.

Explore our Entry Package and discover the enticing race excursions that await you. Seize this opportunity to be part of a unique and exhilarating experience – because in Iceland, the journey is as extraordinary as the destination!


NB. The North Volcanic Zone is approximately 7 hours away from the current volcanic activity in the south west of Iceland. The Hverfjall Crater is an extinct volcano and is no danger to participants. Our sincerest thoughts go to the inhabitants of Grindavík who have had to evacuate due to the current volcanic eruption in Sundhnúkagígaröð.



For any inquiries about the race, local entry or booking form, please write us at info@adventure-marathon.com 


Race distances

Want to share this experience of a lifetime with your friend or partner?

No problem!

Runners of all levels can be a force of nature with these options.


Full Marathon
42.2 km
Half Marathon
21.1 km
Qtr. Marathon
10.55 km


All three distances take place at the same time, and all share the first and last part of the course.

Just select your preferred distance when booking.

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It's like running in a constant postcard - it feels like you travel from the center of the earth to the moon and back again.

Iceland Volcano Marathon Race Director