Race map

In the Reykjavik Marathon, you can choose between five distances. Here you can see maps of the routes.

These are the 2019 race maps. Closer to the 2020 race the maps will be updated.

  • 600 m and 3 km Fun Run - map
  • 10 km course - map
  • 21.1 km course - map
  • 42.2 km course - map

The marathon route will be marked on the ground with spray paint and other distances with signs. Distances in km will be marked with signs along the route. Unfortunately, the routes are not completely closed for car traffic so runners are kindly asked to be careful.

Both refreshment stations and toilets are available along the course and at the start and finish area. The location is marked on the map. See also further information under service.

Elevation map

Click on the images below to see them bigger.

Total climb in the full marathon is 174 m.

Elevation map of the marathon course.

Elevation map of the half marathon course.

Elevation map for the 10 km course.

Start and Finish Area

Changes have been made to the start and finish area for the 2020 event. The race will start from Sóleyjargata but end in the same place as always, Lækjargata. Participants are asked to walk down Skothúsvegur before their start groups is set to go. Good parking areas are nearby, fx. by The University of Iceland, The National Library and The Nordic Culture Centre. Below is a map of the area.

Start and Finish Area 2020.

  • Íslandsbanki
  • Adidas
  • Suzuki
  • Budget
  • Garmin
  • 66 Norður
  • Kynnisferðir / Reykjavik Excursions
  • Margt smátt
  • Korta
  • Fulfil
  • Promennt
  • Bændaferðir / Hey Iceland
  • Gatorade

The Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon is organized by Reykjavik Sports Union, a union of sports clubs in Reykjavik. Other events organized by the Reykjavik Sports Union are: Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in June, Reykjavik International Games in January and the Northern Lights Run in February.