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Hidden gem park-run with a local

culture walk

Hidden gem park-run with a local

5 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Tickets
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Hidden gem park-run with a local

culture walk

Hidden gem park-run with a local

5 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We start of from my local geothermal swimming poo, Laugardalslaug, and run start off by visiting a historical hot washing pools. We run through the local botanical garden and historical park before we head off to explore a hidden gem, Ellidaardalur, a green area in the center of Reykjavik where you can enjoy the nature, witness a calming river, waterfalls, some unexpected wildlife and historical landmarks from Reykjavik's history. We cross a water power damn and then head back to the start. The estimated distance is about 12km (7.5miles) but can be shortened or lengthened based on your daily form. We end the experience by visiting the swimming pool, Laugardalslaug where I guide you thru local customs, introduce you to the Icelandic "hot-tub club" phenomenon and encourage you try out the cold bath treatment which helps with running recovery and soothing of sore muscles.

Your host

Learn more about Óskar

Óskar

I'm a runner at heart and a trail runner enthusiastic. Since I started running in 2013 I've been exploring running paths in and around Reykjavik and discovering new places and interesting location I would never see unless on foot. I have a passion myself to go out for a run where ever I travel to explore and get sense of the local atmosphere. I would, in return, like to share with you some of my favorite trails and tell you about my city and it's residents.

What's included

Food
A special historical Icelandic protein snack, perfect for after workout snacking. You might even enjoy it's taste as well!
Tickets
Admission to Laugardalslaug swimingpool

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Where you'll be

Laugardalslaug is the city’s largest pool with extensive facilities such asa 50m outdoor pool, outdoor children’s pool and paddling pool, two waterslides, numerous hot tubs, steam bath, and mini golf course. Elliðaárdalur is located in the middle of Reykjavík and is a hidden nature gem, a peaceful recreation area that not many travellers know about or think to visit. Its ever changing nature in the different seasons of the year is beautiful.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Participants are required to know their own distance limit and pace.

More tips

Be ready in your running gear. I can store your change of cloths and swimwear during the run.

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Óskar
Hidden gem park-run with a local
5 reviews
From $80/person
5 reviews
From $80/person