In the Reykjavik Marathon, you can choose between four distances. Here you can see maps of the routes from 2017.
There will be some changes on the routs in 2018 because of constructions in the city center. New maps will be published closer to the race.
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.
The marathon and the half marathon is one lap (except for the last part of the marathon, as it goes nearly the same route as in the beginning of the race). The 10 km race is the same as the first part of the marathon course.
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.
The Reykjavik Marathon course is about 60% flat and 40% rolling. The total difference in altitude is only about 30 meters. During the first 6 km there are 3 slight hills with elevation of few meters and again around 12 km. After 15 km there is a hill with an elevation of about 10 m, probably the steepest part of the course. From 18 km to 20 km there is a slow elevation of 25m (the highest point of the course). After that there are very slight hills with two exceptions around 26 and 28 km where the elevation is about 6-7 m.
The marathon and the half marathon routes are one lap (except for the last part of the marathon, as it goes nearly the same route as in the beginning of the race). The 10 km route is only the first part of the marathon course (see course map).