Running in Iceland

Why trail run in Iceland

Trail running in Iceland offers a unique and beautiful experience for runners. The country’s diverse landscape, including glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, and black sand beaches, provide a stunning backdrop for a run.

When to trail run in Iceland

The best time to trail run in Iceland is during the summer months, from May to September, when the weather is mild and the days are long.

Popular trail running cities in Iceland

Some popular cities for trail running in Iceland include Reykjavik, the capital, and Akureyri, the largest city in northern Iceland.

Run travel in Iceland

Run Adventures in Iceland

Arctic Running – Laugavegur Trail & 5VH Trail Run – Try one of Iceland’s most popular hiking spots with your running shoes as you go from Landmannalaugar and the striking geothermal mountains and hot springs toward Thorsmork along a 33mi/55km route to Thorsmork.

Vacation Races – Iceland – Enjoy this 8-day running adventure through the Land of Fire and Ice with runs that take you to the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach to Iceland-only experiences like relaxing sessions in the Blue Lagoon.

Run Retreats in Iceland

Run Wild Retreats – Iceland Adventure with Intention Retreat – Let your running take you places you haven’t gone before with this 7-day trail running retreat in Iceland, from running on a volcano and on mountain trails to soaking in natural hot spring pools, riding snowmobiles on a glacier, and seeing puffins in the wild.

Run Wild Retreats – Trail Running + Wellness Retreat – This 7-day trail running retreat is an exploration of wild southern Iceland, which includes its iconic black sand beaches, geysers and glaciers, geothermal hot springs, and giant waterfalls, with a focus on mindful running clinics and techniques.

Iceland run travel in 2023

Here are the run travel experiences what’s happening in Iceland this year.

Bucket List Trail Races In Iceland

Taking on a bucket list trail race in Iceland, such as the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, is a great way to challenge yourself and experience the beauty of the country.

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