Iceland Volcano Marathon, Half-Marathon & Quarter Marathon

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Our five-night package includes one night in Reykjavik and four-nights in Mývatn, Húsavík, or Laugar. To help you decide on the town/hotel you wish to be in, please read the descriptions below. All hotels feature free WiFi.

Mývatn is where the race is held, so participants staying there not only have the advantage of being near the lake and its stunning scenery, but also having a short commute on race day. Húsavík, meanwhile, is a lovely town on the coast and is known for being the whale watching capital of Iceland. Laugar is roughly halfway between Húsavík and Mývatn, and is settled in a beautiful, peaceful valley. 

Mývatn Hotels 
The hotels in Mývatn are spread around the perimeter of the lake, with Guesthouse Eldá and Icelandair Hotel Mývatn being within walking distance of the finish line. Fosshotel is also relatively close in the north eastern part of the lake, while SEL Hotel is located on the southern shore. 

Guesthouse Eldá (Package A): Located centrally in the village of Reykjahlid, this cozy guesthouse is only a few kilometers from the start and finish area as well as the Jardbödin Nature Baths. Rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable, and toilets and showers are on shared basis in the hallway. A breakfast buffet is served in the common dining area. The kitchen is open for guests and allows you to cook your own meals for lunch and dinner. Groceries available in the supermarket 300 meters from the guesthouse.

SEL Hotel (Package B): A family run hotel with a cozy, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Located south of Lake Mývatn in the small village of Skútustadir, this hotel is the perfect spot to explore the fascinating pseudo-craters that can be reached just by crossing the road. The hotel rooms are nicely furnished and the restaurant serves fine-tasting home-cooked dishes and offers both buffet and a’la carte menu. Roughly 15 kilometers from the start and finish area, only a short transfer is needed on race day.

Vogasfjos Farm Resort (Package C): Vogafjós Guesthouse is a family run guesthouse, warm and cozy, built in 2005. The guesthouse consists of two log houses with ten rooms each and one log house with family rooms and smaller double rooms, all with private bathrooms - a total of 26 rooms. The rooms are well furnished. They are designed to let our guests feel relaxed while enjoying the unique natural environment Mývatn offers.

Fosshotel Mývatn (Packages F & G): Opened in 2017 the Fosshotel Mývatn is built almost entirely with low-environmental impact materials. Located a few kilometers north of the village of Reykjahlid the hotel overlooks Lake Mývatn from the north-east and provides stunning views from the bar and restaurant, as well as from the Lake View rooms. A modern, luxurious hotel less than 10 kilometers away from the start and finish area.

Húsavík Hotel
Participants staying in Húsavík will be provided with transport to Mývatn on race day, with a driving time of approximately one (1) hour.

Fosshotel Húsavík (Packages D and E): Within walking distance from the harbor of Húsavík this well-equipped hotel is the perfect base for those who love the sea, boats, and whales. It is not without reason that Húsavík is called the “Whale Watching Capital of Europe” as the harbor provides easy access to the whale filled waters of the Greenland Sea during summer. If not on the sea looking for whales, stroll around and explore the towns restaurants, shops and museums, or take a relaxing dip in the geothermal spa sitting right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea and islands of Flatey and Grimsey.

Reykjavík Hotels
Below are the hotels used for the first night in Reykjavik. Please note that the hotel combinations in the accommodation packages are fixed and cannot be amended.

Arctic Comfort (Package A): Located in the eastern part of Reykjavik the Arctic Comfort hotel offers basic, clean rooms. The city center can be reached by public transportation. Several bus lines stop a short walk from the hotel and the ride takes 10-15 minutes. Restaurants, shopping and the recreational area of Laugardalur are within walking distance from the hotel.You will stay in a standard room at Arctic Comfort Hotel when booking accommodation package A.

Hotel Cabin Reykjavik (Packages B): Overlooking the bay the Cabin hotel is a great place to go explore the scenic Sculpture & Shore Walk path in to the city center. The Hallgrímskirkja church located 2 kilometers from the hotel is also within walking distance. Bus line 12 stops 100 meters down the road and takes passengers to the city centre in 10 minutes. Rooms are simple and relatively small and doesn’t cater for much more than a good night’s sleep. You will stay in a standard room at Hotel Cabin when booking accommodation package B or C.

Fosshotel Lind (Package D or E): Comfortably located in the city center of Reykjavik, near the main shopping area, Laugavegur. You will find numerous cafes, restaurants, museums and shops right at your doorstep. Klambratún, one of the city’s largest parks, is a 5-minute walk away. Rooms are modern and spacious. You will stay in a standard room at Fosshotel Lind when booking accommodation package D or E.

Fosshotel Raudara (Package C): Located in central Reykjavik, the hotel is less than a 5-minute walk away from the famous shopping street of Laugavegur and the peaceful city park, Klambratún. It is the perfect location for those who want to explore the city as the magnificent Hallgrímskirkja church is only 1 kilometer away. Rooms are simple but provide for a good night’s sleep. You will stay in a standard room at Fosshotel Raudara when booking accommodation package C.

Icelandair Natura (Package F or G): Located by the domestic Reykjavik Airport the Natura hotel is less than 30 minutes’ walk away from both the city center and the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Running and walking trails are easily accessible in the Öskjuhlid Hill park that also is the home to the fascinating Perlan museum where visitors can see, feel and live the natural wonders of Iceland in one place. Rooms are spacious and light and offer all the amenities one would expect from a four-star hotel. You will stay in the Guest room category at Icelandair Hotel Natura when booking accommodation package F or G.