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Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023

Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023 - Lake Mývatn, Iceland

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Note: "Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023" is NOT organized by goandrace.com

Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023, map centered on Lake Mývatn

Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023
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Information about Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023

Running event name: Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023

Date and Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023

City: Lake Mývatn



Country: Iceland

Latitude and longitude: 65.655427 -16.942547

About the event:
Be a force of nature!

Join us in this epic race in one of Earth’s geological hotspots.
Set near Lake Mývatn, at the divergent boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, the Iceland Volcano Marathon route will be run directly in the North Volcanic Zone. It’s a hot bed of geothermal activity with geysers, hot springs, and lava rock – what’s more, the volcanic zone is still very much active.

With the massive Hverfjall crater as the focus of the route, runners will pass through soft, black volcanic sand as they run the rim of the crater, as well as pass through the ethereal lava fields known as Dimmuborgir, or "Dark Fortress," and under a wild natural arch. The route traverses single-track trail, plains of lava lock, and several minor volcano craters.

Runners can choose between marathon, half marathon or quarter marathon.

Other notes:
Even though it is late summer, it will not be "warm" by most people's definitions. In general, it is a good idea to pack two sets of running cloths; one for warmer/decent weather conditions and one for cold/rainy weather conditions. Your "cold" set should consists of long sleeved shirt and long tights/running pants, as well as a wind-protective jacket.
Your "warm" set could be shorts and T-shirt, but the running jacket may come in handy too as the weather can change rapidly.
An extra jacket can be placed and dropped at the personal supply station at the foot of Hverfjall crater.

In terms of footwear, the Iceland Volcano Marathon can be run in a pair of normal running shoes, but trail running shoes are recommended if running for a top placement.

Virtual Race? No

Trail? No

Cross country event? No

Multi-stage event? No

Initiatives for children and families: No information

How to apply and entry fee:

Award Description:

Dressing rooms:

Aid stations:

Website: iceland-volcano-marathon.com






Flier: Not available

Final ranking: Not available

Iceland Volcano Marathon 2023 course map

# Length Race type Course map and gpx file Terrain type
Race 1 42.2 km
(26.2 mi)
Marathon Not available Mostly asphalt
Race 2 21.1 km
(13.1 mi)
Half marathon Not available Mostly asphalt
Race 3 10.5 km
(6.5 mi)
Competitive race Not available Mostly asphalt

Lake Mývatn weather forecast

Other nearby races

Events on the same day at a distance of less than 50 km (31 from Lake Mývatn as the crow flies are reported here.

No running race found within 50 km.

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