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PRIVATE REYKJAVIK CITY CENTER TOUR – 5K

city center 10k
The perfect tour for runners who would like to experience the heart of the city center of Reykjavik including beautiful scenery and great running paths along the coastline.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h30min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Icelandic (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

Established originally as a trading town Reykjavik has developed into the Icelandic centre of culture, commerce and government activities. Reykjavík is the world’s northernmost capital and among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. It is harder to find fresher more crisp air on a running tour and where the history of Reykjavik meets us all through the run.

Starting at Reykjavik´s Vesturbaejarlaug a small and friendly neighborhood geothermal heated pool, located within walking distance of the city centre. Swimming pools are an essential aspect of Icelandic culture. The hot tubs are also one of Iceland's most important social venues where people meet to openly discuss everything from the weather to politics and in the evenings to watch the Northern lights dancing among the stars.

This route is on a beautiful path along the sea to Nautholsvik geothermal beach (opened in 2001 and using run-off water from the hot water tanks atop Öskjuhlíð the lagoon is warmed up to a comfortable 15-19°C during summer opening hours). We will pass the Öskjuhlid woodland (with great trail paths) surrounding the Pearl glass dome on the top of a hill in the center of Reykjavík, with a 360 degree observation deck. Views here are stunning and worth a stop for a photo and orientation.

On our way to the heart of the city and the main landmarks of downtown Reykjavík, we will see Tjörnin pond with its bird life and surrounding gardens and then take a little uphill climb towards Hallgrímskirkja - largest and tallest church in Iceland. Then the running tour continues along the sea towards Harpa concert-and conference hall with stunning views of the ocean and Mt. Esja. On our way back you’ll run past fishing trawlers, whale-watching boats, restaurants and small shops in the old harbor area.

Additional info:
Since this is a private tour, you will define the pace and have plenty of time to take pictures, if you wish.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    We meet you at your hotel/apartment address in Reykjavik , depending on the tour route. Please enquire at booking stage. Alternatively, please, meet at the standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    Vesturbaejarlaug, Outside the entrance of Vesturbaejarlaug Located within walking distance of the city centre. Outdoor geothermal swimming pools, including one for kids, plus a steam room, sauna & hot tubs.
    We are meeting right in front of the swimming pool. You can get there with bus 11, 13 and 15 or just walk from downtown.
    Outside the entrance of Vesturbaejarlaug Located within walking distance of the city centre. Outdoor geothermal swimming pools, including one for kids, plus a steam room, sauna & hot tubs.
    Google Maps link: Vesturbaejarlaug

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains, storm etc. It is very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt - expect to run. 

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Reykjavik, so that you know what temperatures to expect. 

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    The running pace is set on our private tours by you. During our group tour we run a pace of about 6:30 min/km.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, there is no storage for bags. Please travel light. We can only store some small objects in our backpack (mobile phones, keys. etc,).

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera/mobile phone and snap away. If there is a certain place you would like to take a picture, then simply ask your guide. We will also take pictures of you and we’ll send it to you by email.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We offer our private tours hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be in the city centre (i.e. inside UNESCO World Heritage, the former city walls). 

    Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the standard meeting point. 

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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