Winter Fun Run in Iceland

Next run will be on February 9th 2019

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The event

This is a fun run or walk through downtown Reykjavík where runners will see the city in a new and colourful light. Ditch your inhibitions
and go all out in the illuminated streets of Reykjavík. All participants get their very own illuminating mercandise throughout
the entire event, making you a part of the entire show from start to finish. Participants will get their swag bag
with illuminated goodies such as glasses, bracelet and a finger light. This is a part of
Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival.

This is not a timed event because this is not a "race", this is an experience. Northern Lights Run is all about feeling healthy,
having fun and spending an amazing night out with your friends. As you weave your way through it we encourage you
to make it a fun and memorable night. Walkers are welcome! We can´t blame you for wanting to take it slow
and emrace the atmosphere...... we just ask that if you choose to walk,
to stay on the right so runners can pass safely to your left.

This is YOUR electric runway and we invite you to bring the creativity. Dress to impress and help bring this event to life.
We encourage participants to come wearing illuminating lights, neon gear and crazy bright colors.
Don´t hold back – go beyond the ordinary but keep in mind that the weather in Iceland is full of surprices so dress accordingly.

As much as we would love too we can´t promise you the northern lights. This is a SNOW OR SHINE event
we will do our best in negotiating with the Icelandic weather gods, it´s in their hands.

Join us on a Saturday night at 7 p.m. on February 9th 2019, you won´t regret it.

We recommend that participants arrive early on running day.






Fun stations

There will be fun stations in the race. More information is here below.

Hallgrímskirkja church

Hallgrimskirkja church is one of the main landmarks in Reykjavik. Imagine you are in another dimension when you experience the music and lights in a perfect unity inside the church. Participants are not allowed to run in the church.

Reykjavik Art Museum

Participants will run or walk into the Reykjavik Art Museum in Tryggvagata. Through the rhythmic music and lights participants ditch their inhibitions and enjoy their own electric runway. The run finishes inside the Museum with music and lights.

Reykjavik´s City Hall

The City Hall will be decorated with colourful lights. Participants will run or walk through the building while they embrace the music and lights. The City Hall is located by the lake.

Harpa Concert Hall

Our beautiful concert hall Harpa. Prepare the mind for action, heat and loosen the body before the run. We will begin the warm up at 6 pm and DJ controlles the rythm. The run then starts at 7 pm from Harpan.


You will run or walk in downtown Reykjavik.
On the map you can see the path from last year which is a possible subject to change.


There will be some traffic disturbance while the race takes place, from 17:30 to 20:00 in downtown Reykjavík.
Roads will be closed to car traffic in Ingólfsstræti, SKólavörðustígur and Njarðargata from 7 pm to 7:30 pm.
Traffic disturbance will be around the running path while the run is taking place especially in Tryggvagata where
the run ends in Hafnarhúsið.



All participants take part on their own responsibilty and have to keep the following in mind:

Wear your illuminating gear

Dress according to weather

Those who are going to walk we ask you to stay on the right side so the runners can pass safely on your left.

As much as we love dogs, we're asking that pooches sit this one out.

You can bring strollers, but we encourage you to add reflective material, glow stuff or lights to it. We ask you to
stay on the right side so the runners can pass safely on your left.

There is NO running allowed in Hallgrímskirkja church.

Show tolerance to other participants.

We reccomend that you arrive early on race day.


Gaman travel in cooperation with WOW air has put together a travel package for Northern Lights Run 2018. Take the stress out of planning a holiday with our packages.


On-line registration will be open until midnight on February 2nd. It will also be possible to register on race day February 3rd. but then the entry fee will be higher. We recommend that participants register sooner than later to get a lower entry fee.

Registration package:

Access to Northern Lights Run, illuminating wristband, finger light,
 glasses, glowstick and an accessory from Cintamani.

Registration package pick up is at the Cintamani store in Bankastræti.
It will be open on February 1st and 2nd from 9:00 - 21:00
and February 3rd from 9:00 - 18:00.  


Super early birds             3900 
Early birds                       4500 
Late entry                        4900 
Running day                     5500 

You can register your kids in the run, but bear in mind that kids 8 years and under can participate for free if they are accompanied by their registered parents.

You can buy illuminating gear for the kids in our store when you pick up your race package.



Discounts from our sponsors


WOW air is the title sponsor of the WOW Northern Lights Run. All participants can get 5% discount when they book flights on the WOW air web. You can book your flight with this discount code until February 1st.
Discount code: WOWNLR
Flight period: January 15th - February 15th 2018
Any destination

Book your flight HERE



Reykjavik Excursions is a leading organiser of coach and bus tours in Iceland and one of our partners. Book their tours and transfers with a special WOW Northern Lights Run discount here:



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