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 – what’s more, the volcanic zone is still very much active.
With the massive Hverfjall crater as the focus of the route, runners will pass through soft, black volcanic sand as they run the rim of the crater, as well as pass through the ethereal lava fields known as Dimmuborgir, or "Dark Fortress," and under a wild natural arch. The route traverses single-track trail, plains of lava lock, and several minor volcano craters.
Entry is in combination with a package offering one night in Reykjavík and four nights in Mývatn, Húsavík, or Laugar, giving you ample opportunity to explore this otherworldly landscape - visit Europe’s largest waterfall, hike through the castle-like lava formations of Dimmuborgir, and relax in an underground heated lagoon. Traveling to Mývatn is a bit like traveling back billions of years to the origins of Earth... see you there 24 July 2021!
ICELAND VOLCANO MARATHON 2020 WILL BE POSTPONED TO 2021
Considering the current situation regarding COVID-19, we will unfortunately have to postpone the Iceland Volcano Marathon to 2021.
The 2021 event will take place 24. July
FREE CANCELLATION BEFORE DECEMBER 31 2020
As the current situation regarding COVID-19 is constantly changing, we hope to give our runners some peace of mind by offering a full refund on all cancellations made by the 31st of December 2020, this includes all 2021 races.
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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."