The run is around 4-5K long course through Reykjavik city and passes a few of the best-known landmarks of the city centre. It is possible for the participants to shortcut the route by 1 kilometre and which will be specially marked on the course and is suitable especially for younger children and those who are tired.

The run starts and ends at the Reykjavík Art Museum (Hafnarhúsið). On the way the participants will run past Harpan, Hallgrímskirkjan where participants go inside the church and are invited to receive a blessing from the pastor, enjoy music and a light show inside the church. Inside Hallgrímskirkja is the only part of the course where you are not allowed to run. From Hallgrímskirkja, the run goes down to Hljómskálagarður and through Reykjavik City Hall. In the end, there will be refreshing drinks for everyone offered by Ölgerðin.

Here you can see the map:

  • Reykjavik Excursions
  • Reykjavik Loves Running
  • Kristall
  • 66 Norður
  • Orkusalan

The Northern Lights Run is organized by Reykjavik Sports Association, the union of sports clubs in Reykjavik. Other events organized by the Reykjavik Sports Association are Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in June and Reykjavik International Games in January.

Reykjavik Sports Association
Engjavegur 6, 104 Reykjavik, Iceland, tel: +354 535 3700, e-mail: [email protected]