Iceland Volcano Marathon

24 Aug 2024


An overview of the hotels you can choose between.

Single & Double Rooms

All package prices are per person and are based on two people sharing a room. If you are traveling with a companion and book together, you will automatically be put in the same room. If you book separately but would still like to share with a specific person, simply put the name and/or booking number of your companion in the ‘comments’ section of your booking.

If you are a solo traveler and choose the shared double room option you will be paired with another traveler of the same gender.

Any participants that wish to have a room for themselves can pay a single supplement fee in order to obtain a single room. 


Package Options


The Iceland Volcano Marathon 6-day tour offers 4 accommodation options. With four nights spent in Mývatn those hotels are the main focus of this page, but further down you will also find short descriptions of the Reykjavík hotels we will stay in for the first night. Click on the name of any hotel to be redirected to their respective website. 

All hotels feature free WiFi.

Mývatn Hotels 

The hotels in Mývatn are spread around the perimeter of the lake, with Guesthouse Eldá and Berjaya Mývatn Hotel being within walking distance of the finish line while the Vogafjós Farm Resort is practically right next to the finish area. SEL Hotel is located on the southern shore a short drive from the start and finish, but with the best location to explore the stunning nature around Lake Mývatn on your own. 


Reykjavík Hotels

At the bottom of the page you can see the hotels used for the first night in Reykjavík. Please note that the hotel combinations in the accommodation packages are fixed and cannot be amended.


Guesthouse Eldá (Package A)

Located centrally in the village of Reykjahlid this cozy guesthouse is only a few kilometers from the start and finish area as well as the Jardbödin Nature Baths. Rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable, and toilets and showers are on shared basis in the hallway. A breakfast buffet is served in the common dining area. The kitchen is open for guests and allows you to cook your own meals for lunch and dinner. Groceries available in the supermarket 300 meters from the guesthouse.

Book this package if you:

- Travel on a budget.
- Are keen on socializing (the common dining room provide for good mingling).
- Would like the possibility of walking back home from the finish line.

Nice to know:

- Participants staying at Eldá Guesthouse will have to walk 10 minutes to the Icelandair Hotel for the pasta dinner the evening before the race.
- Shoes are not allowed inside at Eldá, so we recommend that you bring a pair of slippers or indoor shoes.
- Bed linen and towels are available to all guests.


Vogafjós (Package B)

Vogafjós Farm Resort is a family run guesthouse, warm and cosy, built in 2005. The guesthouse consists of two loghouses with ten rooms each and one loghouse with family rooms and smaller double rooms, all with private bathrooms - a total of 26 rooms. The rooms are well furnished. They are designed to let the guests feel relaxed while enjoying the unique natural environment Mývatn offers.

Book this package if you:

- Like peace and quiet and the charm of staying in a wooden log house.

- Would like to dine in a stylish farm restaurant with local produce.

- Prefer to stay next to the Finish area (300 meters away). 

Nice to know:

 - From the Vogafjós Farm Restaurant you can see the Cows being milked every morning and afternoon.

 - The reastaurant is also famous for its homemade geysir bread.

Sel Hotel (Package C)

A family run hotel with a cozy, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Located directly at the South shore of Lake Mývatn in the small village of Skútustadir, this hotel is the perfect spot to explore the fascinating pseudo-craters that can be reached just by crossing the road. The hotel rooms are nicely furnished and the restaurant serves fine-tasting home-cooked dishes and offers both buffet and a’la carte menu. Roughly 15 kilometers from the start and finish area, only a short transfer is needed on race day.

Book this package if you:

- Prefer a hotel with soul and personality.
- Like to have easy access to the shore of Lake Mývatn and the famous pseudo craters.
- Want easy, but high quality options for the meals that are not already included in the tour.

Nice to know:

- The nearby Sel Café offers alternative dining if needed Thursday and Saturday.
- The hotel is located 15 kilometers from the village of Reykjahlid.


Berjaya Hotel (Package D)

In our opinion, this is the top-choice hotel when combining location and quality. Totally renovated and refurbished, this hotel re-opened in July 2018 and not only has luxurious and comfortable rooms, but also cutting-edge interior design and top-level dining. A real treat to put it simply.

Book this package if you:

- Want a deluxe hotel experience.
- Prefer to be close to the race start and finish.
- Enjoy fine dining.

Nice to know:

- The Gamli Bærinn restaurant is located right next door.
- The Reykjahlíð supermarket is only 500 meters up the road.
- This hotel is the first in the area to introduce a re-useable waste water system.


Reykjavik: Hotel Cabin (Package A)

Overlooking the Reykjavík bay and the great mountain Esja, the Cabin Hotel offers excellent view along with a great location. The beautiful Hallgrímskirkja church located 2 kilometers from the hotel is within walking distance, and Bus line 12 stops 100 meters down the road which takes passengers to the city centre in 10 minutes. Rooms are simple and relatively small but will make sure to give you a good night's sleep! 

You will stay in a standard room at Hotel Cabin when booking accommodation package A.

Reykjavík: Fosshótel Rauðará (Package B)

Located in central Reykjavik, Fosshótel Rauðará is less than a 5-minute walk away from the famous shopping street of Laugavegur and the peaceful city park, Klambratún. It is the perfect location for those who want to explore the colorful city center and wake up to the peaceful chimes of Hallgrímskirkja church that reigns over the city. Rooms are simple but comfortable.  

You will stay in a standard room at Fosshotel Rauðará when booking accommodation package B.



Reykjavík: Fosshótel Lind (Package C)

Fosshótel Lind is located in the city center of Reykjavik. It's minutes away from the main shopping area, Laugavegur where you will find numerous cafes, restaurants, museums and shops right at your doorstep. Klambratún, one of the city’s largest parks, is a 5-minute walk away, as well as Reykjavíks newest food hall, Mathöll, crowded with amazing food stalls, wine and local beer.  Rooms at the hotel are modern and spacious. 

You will stay in a standard room at Fosshotel Lind when booking accommodation package C.

Reykjavík: Fosshótel Reykjavík (Package D)

Fosshotel Reykjavík is an extravagant 4-star hotel, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Its convenient location makes it an excellent base for the perfect Reykjavik city holiday.
Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavík's magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture – the ideal starting point for experiencing the best of everything the city has to offer.

You will stay in the Standard room category at Fosshotel Reykjavík when booking accommodation package D.