Are you an experienced, enthusiastic runner or jogger? Did you bring your running shoes to Iceland, but not sure where to go for a nice run in Reykjavik? The City Run is a scenic 7-8 kilometer/ca 5 mile run (or jog) that starts at Austurvollur. You will go past great local scenery such as the Nautholsvik beach and the Oskjuhlid woodland and landmark buildings such as Perlan and Hallgrims Church. If you are up for an experience that combines sightseeing and excersise, this is the one !
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- Nautholsvik beach
- Oskjuhlid Woodland
- Perlan Building
- Hallgrims Church
We run towards the domestic airport and take a look at the geothermal beach in Nautholsvik, where hardy locals like to go for an ocean swim. After that, we will explore the woodland trails of Oskjuhlid and take a look at some old watchtowers built there by the British military during the second world war. We´ll then head up to the Pearl, where you´ll get a nice overview of Reykjavik. On our way back downtown, we will pass the church of Hallgrimur (yeah, the one where everybody goes to take a selfie…) and go through some of the nicest neighborhoods of old Reykjavik, back down to Austurvollur where the run ends.
Meeting Point : Austurvollur (in front of the Parliament House) Duration : 1h 15 min
Please note : We will run at a comfortable pace (around 5.30 – 6.00 min/km, or ca 9 – 9.30 min/mile, depending on the group of course) and make various stops along the way. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being on this tour. By taking part, you accept that you will not hold CityWalk liable for any eventualities. The running tour is designed for experienced runners and joggers. We will make a few stops on the way, but expect to be running for an hour or so. Total elevation is about 60 meters (180 feet). Please note that we will run on city sidewalks, as well as biking trails and woodland paths.