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Búrfellsgjá Trail Run

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Expected time on foot: 60-90 minutes

Distance from RVK City Center: 15k

Distance: 12k

Level of difficulty: Easy

What you´ll see: One of the most beautiful trails in the Reykjavik area is through Búrfellsgjá Lava Channel.

Mt. Búrfell was formed in a single volcanic eruption just over eight thousand years ago. Fissure (gjá) is really not the correct term for Búrfellsgjá because it is essentially a beautiful and seemingly intact lava channel, just over three kilometres long. You drive past the lake Vífilsstaðavatn towards Heiðmörk, past Maríuhellar and alongside Vífilsstaðahlíð. Soon after the paved road turns into a gravel road there is a sharp bend in the road where cars can be parked and our run begins.

What's included

Good company. Safety equipment. Light snacks.

What's not included

  • Guest are expected to bring their own basic running gear. If weather and/or conditions require spikes or lights, those will be provided.

What do I need to bring

  • Running shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing


  • Meet on location.

Búrfellsgjá Trail Run

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