Traffic disturbance

Due to limited parking space in the city centre and around the start/finish are we encourage participants to leave their cars at home. The police will fine all illegally parked cars.

Traffic disturbances on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th, 2023 because of the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

Like the past 35-plus years, it is necessary to close streets while the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon takes place. Drivers can also expect traffic disturbances in a few places. 

Following is information about traffic disturbance because of the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon but please note that the downtown area is also closed because of Culture night, see further at culturenight.is.

Changes may occur closer to the event.

Roads closed from 17 pm on Friday, August 18th

Lækjargata and Fríkirkjuvegur between Hverfisgata and Skothúsvegur

Roads closed from midnight on Saturday, August 19th

Sóleyjargata
Amtmannsstígur
Skólastræti
Þingholtsstræti
Skálholtsstígur
Fríkirkjuvegur
Bókhlöðustígur

Roads closed from 08:00-15:00

Kringlumýrarbraut from Borgartún to Sæbraut
Sæbraut to Holtavegur (umferð til og frá Sundahöfn er um Vatnagarða)
Ánanaust (closed from 09:00-11:30)
Fiskislóð (closed from 09:00-11:30)
Hólmaslóð (closed from 9:00-11:30)
Grandagarður (closed from 09:00-11:30)
Katrínartún (lokað frá 9:00-13:00)
Miðtún (closed from 9:00-13:00)
Hátún between Miðtún and Sóltún (closed from 9:00-13:00)
Hofteigur (closed from 9:00-13:00)
Skeiðarvogur between Suðurlandsbraut and Gnoðarvogur (closed from 9:00-13:30)
Ramp from Vesturlandsvegur to Rafstöðvarvegur (closed from 9:00-14:30)
Bíldshöfði between Malarhöfði and Sævarhöfði (closed from 9:00-14:30)
Sævarhöfði from Svarthöfði to Bíldshöfði (closed from 9:00-14:30)
Rafstöðvarvegur (closed from 9:00-14:30)

Flugvallarvegur til norðurs frá Nauthólsvegi að Bústaðarvegi (9:30-15:30)

One-way traffic from 08:00-14:30

There will be one-way traffic on the following streets. Please note that the streets will close entirely for a moment when most of the runners go by.

Ægisíða and Nesvegur to west
Suðurströnd in direction to Grótta
Lindarbraut in direction to mountain Esja
Norðurströnd in the direction to the downtown area
Eiðsgrandi in the direction to Grandi
Mýrargata in the direction to the downtown area
Gnoðarvogur in the direction to river Elliðaár
Skeiðarvogur from Langholtsvegur to Gnoðarvogur
Sævarhöfði til norðurs frá Malarhöfða (9:00-14:00)

Traffic disturbance from 08:00-15:00

Suðurgata
Hringbraut by Njarðargata
Eggertsgata
Sæmundargata
Lynghagi
Borgartúns and Katrínartún intersection
Hofteigur and Reykjavegur intersection
Hofteigur and Gullteigur intersection
Engjavegur by Gnoðarvogur
Álfheimar by Glæsibæ shopping centre
Flugvallarvegur við Hlíðarenda

Suðurlandsbraut by Langholtsvegur
Naustabryggja
Sævarhöfði
Stjörnugróf by Traðarland

Walking and cycling paths

Pedestrians and cyclists are kindly asked to recede on the following paths on race day.

Walkway over Kringlumýrarbraut
Þvottalaugastígur in Laugardalur valley
Path along Suðurlandsbraut
Walkway over Miklabraut
Path by Rauðagerði and Ásenda
Path in Elliðaárhólma
Path and walkways along Knarrarvogur, Naustavogur, Sævarhöfði and Naustabryggja
Path in Fossvogur to Öskjuhlíð
Cycling path from the Cemetery to the airport.
Walkway over Hringbraut and along Vatnsmýrarvegur

When will the runners go by?

On the map below you can see when runners go by good cheering spots. See further information about cheering sports here.

Sponsors

  • Íslandsbanki
  • Corsa
  • Suzuki
  • 66 Norður
  • Kynnisferðir / Reykjavik Excursions
  • Gatorade