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Official travel package for the Reykjavik Marathon.
The Reykjavik Marathon will take place on August 18th 2018 for the 35th time. There are several obvious reasons for foreign marathon runners to pick Reykjavik, not least the fact that the running conditions are usually extremely comfortable – the route is smoothly paved and very flat, while the weather tends to be breezy and in the mid-teens centigrade.
 
Special deal for Gaman Travel clients: A special Gaman Travel bus will drive the course with you on the day before the race. You will get a first hand view of the course and a chance to familiarize yourself with every part of it.
Special deal for Gaman Travel clients: After the race runners will have the option to get a massage free of charge in an area close to the finish line.
 
We have a special offer for good hotels. Hótel Ísland is a Spa and Wellness hotel located close to the main sporting complex in Reykjavik where it is possible to book massages, soak in the hot and cold tubs and eat healthy food in the restaurant.  Kex hostel offers private double and twin rooms and also dorm accommodation located very close to city centre and the start and finish line fo the race.
 
The atmosphere surrounding a race is also a hugely important factor for most runners, and the atmosphere at the Reykjavík race is electric. While the Icelanders would enthusiastically support the race anyway, it is actually planned to coincide with 'Culture Night' (Menningarnótt), a national event that brings up to a third of the entire population of Iceland onto the streets of the capital.
 
Registration is now open and you can click here to register: Reykjavik Marathon Official Registration
 
In the "Book Now" form to the right it is possible to book flights and accommodation in relation to the Reykjavik Marathon, registration has to happen through the link above.
 
The following timetable is subject to change:
Timetable in Laekjargata on August 18th 2018
08:40 Marathon and Half Marathon
09:35 10 km
12:15 Fun Run
14:40 End of race timing
The time limit for the marathon is six hours.
 
Reykjavik Marathon will start and finish in Laekjargata located in the center of Reykjavik. 
 
The information center will be in the big white school building by the start/finish (Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík). It will be open on race day from 7:30 to 15:00.

There are several obvious reasons for foreign marathon runners to pick Reykjavik, not least the fact that the running conditions are usually extremely comfortable – the route is smoothly paved and very flat, while the weather tends to be breezy and in the mid-teens centigrade.
 
Another obvious reason to run the Reykjavik Marathon is the city itself: the Viking name, Reykjavík, may literally translate as 'smoky bay', but the name in fact refers to the steam rising from Iceland's many geothermal springs. Reykjavík actually has some of the cleanest air of any city. Situated on a peninsula, water features heavily in the self-proclaimed 'Party Capital of the North', with the old-town even nestled around a large pond called Tjörnin. Teeming with birdlife, Tjörnin is like an oasis in the maze of old wooden houses covered in colourful corrugated iron that comprise downtown. Reykjavík has the very unusual feel of a modern international city trying to fit into a nineteenth century fishing village.
 
The race offers an atmosphere which is both relaxed and welcoming. Around 1,000 runners participate in the marathon and 2,000 in the half marathon, making both races less crowded than is generally the case in larger events. Since the Reykjavik Marathon also includes 10k, fun run and children's run distances, it's also a family event.
 
Although only around 200,000 people live in the larger Reykjavik area, large crowds gather in the streets to support the runners. However, parts of the course pass through uninhabited areas where there are few spectators, instead giving the runners a chance to enjoy Iceland's natural environment and the spectacular scenery. The marathon passes through downtown Reykjavik, a residential area, near a salmon river, and along the beach.

What's Included

  • Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Tour to inspect the course
  • Massage at the finish line
  • Representative from Gaman Travel on hand for the whole stay
  • Discounts on sight seeing packages
     

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