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 the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

Like past 35 year, it is necessary to close streets while the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon takes place. Drivers can also expect traffic disturbance in few places. 

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

Roads closed from 8 pm on Friday, August 23rd

Lækjargata and Fríkirkjuvegur between Hverfisgata and Skothúsvegur

Roads closed from 4 am on Saturday, August 24th


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 Malarhöfði to Bíldshöfði (closed from 9:00-14:30)
Rafstöðvarvegur (closed from 9:00-14:30)

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 the most of the runners go by.

Ægisíða and Nesvegur to west
Suðurströnd in direction to Grótta
Lindarbraut in direction to mountain Esja
Norðurströnd in direction to the down town area
Eiðsgrandi in direction to to Grandi
Mýrargata in direction to the down town area
Gnoðarvogur in direction to river Elliðaár
Skeiðarvogur from Langholtsvegur to Gnoðarvogur

Traffic disturbance from 08:00-15:00

Hringbraut by Melatorg
Borgartúns and Katrínartún intersection
Hofteigur and Reykjavegur intersection
Hofteigur and Gullteigur intersection
Engjavegur by Gnoðarvogur
Álfheimar by Glæsibæ shopping center
Skeiðarvogur by Suðurlandsbraut
Suðurlandsbraut by Langholtsvegur
Stjörnugróf by Traðarland

Walking and cycling paths

Pedestrians and cyclist 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 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.

Map of the course with time when the runners go by.

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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.