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The Best Running in Iceland

Looking for the best running in Iceland? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Iceland. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Iceland

  • Þórsmörk, Iceland, Iceland

    Backpack the Laugavegur Trail: Þórsmörk to Skógar

    15 mi / 3000 ft gain
    If you are on your way to Iceland to trek the incredible Laugavegur trail, and you've read about the first part of the trek in this article, then don't miss out on the last 15 miles you should be adding to the trek. This trail actually continues on to Skógar, but some backpackers choose to end at...
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  • Akureyri, Iceland

    Trail Run in Kjarnaskógur

    9.3 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    Kjarnaskógur is the local forest and recreation area in Akureyri and is located just South of the Airport. Great for running, hiking, mountain biking and x-country skiing when there is snow. There is a main 10km loop trail which starts from the carpark and is also lit with lamps during the dark m...
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  • 63.992115,-19.058868, Iceland

    Hike to the view from Bláhnúkur

    4 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
    The route for the Laugavegur Trail technically leaves the trailhead Landmannalaugar through the Laugahraun lava field—but if you choose not to detour over Bláhnúkur, you’ll miss one of the most visually stunning parts of the entire trail. If you’re camped out at Landmannalaugar instead of trekkin...
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