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 disturbance on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24rd, 2019 because of Reykjavik Marathon

Like past 34 year, it is necessary to close streets while the Reykjavik Marathon takes place. Drivers can also expect traffic disturbance in few places. 

Roads closed from 8 pm on Friday the 23rd of August

Lækjargata and Fríkirkjuvegur between Hverfisgata and Skothúsvegar

Roads closed from 4 am on Saturday, August 24rd

Lækjargata and Fríkirkjuvegur
between Hverfisgata and Skothúsvegur

Roads closed from 08-15

Kringlumýrarbraut north of Borgartún
Sæbraut towards Holtavegur
Dalbraut to the south
Ánanaust (closed from 09:00-11:30)
Fiskislóð (closed from 09:00-11:30)
Engjavegur from Gnoðavogi to Skautahöll ice skating rink (closed from 9:30-13:00)

One-way traffic from 08-14

East on Eiðsgrandi
East on Mýrargata
West on Ægisíða and Nesvegur
Dalbraut to the north

Traffic disturbance from 8-13

Eiðsgrandi to the west
Hringbraut by Melatorg square
Crossing by Borgartún and Kringlumýrarbraut
The most west part of Klettagarðar
Crossing by Suðurlandsbraut and Reykjavegur
Álfheimar by Glæsibæ
Skeiðavogur by Suðurlandsbraut
Stjörnugróf by Traðarland

Walking paths

Pedestrians using walking paths from Fossvogur to Seltjarnarnes and by Eiðsgrandi are kindly asked to give way to runners on race day.

Here you can see a bigger version of the map.

Helpful information about parking places and bus routes are available at the Culture Night web


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