Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons, the Iceland Volcano Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
In order to register for Iceland Volcano Marathon, you must sign up for one of the tour packages.
See a geyser explode, feel the spray of Gullfoss waterfall, and explore the charming city of Reykjavík.
5-7 Sep | 3 days | 595 EUR
In the land of Ice and Fire - this is one of the highlights!
Please note: this tour operates before the 6-day package begins. The hotels in this extension may not be the same as the hotel that is assigned to your tour package, so please be aware that, if this is the case, you will need to change hotels after the second night.
Day 1 - 05 Sep: Arrival Day
Welcome to Iceland! Arrival at Keflavík international airport. Guests need to arrange their own transportation by shuttle bus to Reykjavík (45 min.). Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Not included.
Day 2 - 06 Sep: Golden Circle Tour
Today, we will complete the famous Golden Circle. We will drive a loop between three of Iceland's most celebrated attractions: Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. The tour begins with a stop at Thingvellir, Iceland's first national park. Legend has it that the nation of Iceland began here, and it is where Viking chieftains established the first assembly in 930 AD, meaning it is the earliest known version of a formal parliamentary system in the world. The park also contains unique geology and natural landscapes - it is one of the few places on earth where visitors can observe the continental drift: the spot where the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates are drifting apart.
After a short walk through the national park, we will drive to the Geysir geothermal area. The Great Geysir erupts less frequently these days, but we will be able to observe Strokkur, the most active geyser in the area. Every 5-10 minutes, Stokkur that spouts hot water and steam roughly 20-25 meters up in the air.
Next, we'll continue to the beautiful Gullfoss, known as the "Golden Waterfall." This multi-level waterfall is an iconic sight, and it is not unusual to see it accompanied by a rainbow.
We'll return to Reykjavík via Hveragerði, completing our loop.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 3 - 07 Sep: Reykjanes Peninsula
Today we will start our tour by visiting two beautiful lakes: Kleifarvatn and Grænavatn. Both of them being spectacular places for photographers to explore and everyone else to enjoy. Prepare to be amazed when facing multi-colored hills of Krysuvik, before continuing your way to a harbor town Grindavík.
We will continue to an exciting place called Brimketill which is lava cliff with wild breaking waves, the worse the weather the better the experience (prepare to get wet if you get too close to the edge!). We will also go to discover Gunnuhver - geothermal area of mud pools with a ghost story embedded in its past.
Last but not least, we will walk between two continental plates, crossing the "Bridge between continents".
At the end of the tour we will return to the hotel - or if your marathon package includes a different hotel, you will be dropped off there. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the city at your leisure.
All prices are per person in euros.
Hotel Cabinn Shared double room: 595 EUR Single room supplement: +150 EUR