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This trip will let you discover of the most beautiful region in Iceland and take part in a memorable race, the closest to the Arctic Circle, in the heart of amazing volcanic landscapes, on the rift!
The circumference of Lake Myvatn is 42 kms, and the road that goes around, is the perfect location for a marathon, the closest to the Arctic Circle! Over the kilometers, the runners will discover sumptuous and varied landscapes under an ideal temperature, generally between 10 and 20 ° C. Finally, with the approach of the summer solstice in June, live a unique experience, under the midnight sun with no night. A marathon where the organization remains on a human scale, in a friendly atmosphere, far from the big cities marathons of 5,000 people or more.
Lake Mývatn is located in the north of the country at a latitude of 65 ° 6, right on the active mid-Atlantic ridge that is emerging in Iceland. This wrinkle, or rift, moving away separates and moves the American and European plate from each other at the rate of 2 cm per year…. this is why volcanism is so active in this region which remains in permanent formation.
This beautiful lake is a sanctuary for anatids (ducks, swans and geese) 17 species breed there, American as well as Eurasian and Arctic: a paradise for bird watching. For the contemplative, the place is of an exceptional variety and it offers among the most beautiful and weirdest landscapes on planet Earth. The imagination is constantly challenged by the strange shapes of the landscape and trolls, elves and other fairies inhabit it… without a doubt.
A stay at Lake Mývatn represents an immersion in a very powerful and primitive nature but where man has known how to develop and preserve traditions such as baking bread in the hot ground, raising sheep, fishing on ice… The Mývatn region offers incredible diversity in a small area and thus avoids long journeys by vehicle. The period chosen is during the summer solstice, a mild season where the sky of Mývatn is continuously lit by the famous midnight sun.
This stay is ideal to complete a self drive trip around Iceland or in the North region. The itinerary and the program will be adapted to the length of your stay with a tailor-made option. In terms of activities, it is possible to register for the marathon, half marathon or 10 kms as well as add a 15 kms trail. Mountain bike routes with bike rental are also possible.
Arrival by domestic flight to Akureyri. You pick up your rental vehicle and take the road towards Lake Mývatn located 120 kms away. Check in at your accommodation facing the lake and free evening to enjoy the midnight sun and surroundings.
Free day to explore the surroundings of Lake Mývatn and enjoy its volcanic sites, lava fields, craters, mud pools, waterfalls, a concentrate of Iceland on foot. At the end of the day, relaxing time in the hot baths.
Day dedicated to the race with a festive end of the day and a moment in the hot baths to pamper yourself after the run.
You drive back to Akureyri, the capital of the North, en route, you can stop at the beautiful waterfall of Godafoss. Optional whale watching excursion in Eyjafjörður fjord and domestic flight to Reykjavik or self drive trip to continue your journey.