Myvatn Marathon

Myvatn Marathon start and end in Myvatn Naturebaths, and you will run around Lake Myvatn. 

Particapants must be at Myvatn Naturebaths two hours before race.

  • 12:00 Marathon
  • 13:00 ½ Marathon
  • 14:00 10 km and 3 km
  • 17:00 Award

Marathon: The road around the lake is 36.2 km. The starting line is a short way from the Mývatn Nature Baths. The run will be started at 12:00 and participants must be at Mývatn Naturebaths at 10:00.

The run is from Mývatn Naturebaths, around the lake and back to Mývatn Naturebaths. The route is marked with orange paint at each kilometer. Drinking bases are every 5 km and there is water and Powerade drink available.

The entire route runs close to Lake Mývatn, which is 277 m above sea level.  The route’s highest elevation is near Grímsstaðir 308 m above sea level, or 31 m above the lake.  The lowest part of the route is near Arnarvatn at the bridge over Laxá, 270 m above sea level, or 7 m lower than the lake.  The difference between highest and lowest point is therefore about 38 m.

Half-Marathon: The run starts near Arnarvatn, which is south-west of the lake and goes past Grímsstaðir through Reykjahlíð village where it turns east onto road no 1 towards the Mývatn Naturebaths where the finish line is. The run starts at 13:00 and participants must be at Mývatn Naturebaths at 11:00.

10 km run: The run starts at Neslandavík, which is north-west of the lake and goes past Grímsstaðir through Reykjahlíð village and then turns, east onto road no 1 towards the Mývatn Naturebaths where the finish line is. The run starts at 14:00 and participants must be at Mývatn Naturebaths at 12:00.

3 km run: From the village of Reykjahlid to the Nature baths.  The run starts at 14:00 and participants must be at Naturebaths at 13:00.

All contestants must carry a number on the front.  At the finish line, there is a queue where numbers ate written down and organized by order of appearance. Everyone gets a medal for participation. Afterwards is the special presentation of prizes given to the gold medal winners. There will also be a variety of extra prizes which are chosen out of a pot with the numbers of all the contestants.

All participants gets medal after the run, T-shirt, BBQ feast and free ticket to the Naturebaths.

Contact info
Tel: +354 464 4390. Gudrun Brynleifsdottir, e-mail marathon@visitmyvatn.is