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Mývatn Marathon and Lava Run (May)

Yule lad at the Lava Run © Mývatnsstofa
Yule lad at the Lava Run © Mývatnsstofa

Mývatn Marathon leads through the incredible landscape around Mývatn within lava and volcanoes. The run is on flat asphalt road and there are several lengths to choose from: 42 km, 21 km, 10 km and 3 km. It starts and ends at the Mývatn Nature Bath.

Around the same time the popular Lava Run or Hraunhlaupið takes place. This is a run for experienced runners and families alike. The route is from is from Dimmuborgir to the Mývatn Nature Baths and it is a 9,4km long trail run. Because Dimmuborgir is the home to the Icelandic Yule lads they may even be seen participating in in

Check out the event calendar to see when the event is held this year or the homepage for registration and further information.