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Ask an adventurous motorcyclist for his or her bucket list of riding destinations, Iceland is almost guaranteed to be included. Join RawHyde Adventures on this unforgettable 11-day motorcycle adventure into the wild heart of Iceland as no other tour company can offer. This BMW tour includes various riding activities that will satisfy your wild heart and wanderlust. Don't just dream it, do it!
You will stay at several accommodations chosen by RawHyde Adventures throughout this tour.
During this 11-day tour, you will visit Viking ruins at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir (pronounced “Thingvellir”), skirt the cliff edges of Fjords, traverse the remote highlands of Iceland, get up close and personal with some of Iceland’s most notorious volcanoes such as Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, as well as stunning blue glaciers. You will also set out on a whale watching excursion on a traditional oak boat.
While the tour plans to stay off the most difficult roads, you can still expect multiple water crossings, some of which may be a couple of feet deep and up to 20 meters across, fist-sized rocks, and sandy sections. The difficulty of the river crossings will depend largely upon how much snow falls over the winter as the rivers are fed entirely by glacier and snow melt. For the most part, however, the roads will be paved or graded dirt or gravel with the focus being on enjoying the breathtaking landscape around you.
You will get the chance to go whale watching on a traditional oak boat in Husavik.
Your tour will take place in the beautiful Iceland. Here are some of the highlights of your tour:
No other single location embodies Iceland’s geological and human history like Thingvellir. Sitting directly astride the Continental Rift, this is the only place on earth where the growth and splitting of tectonic plates are visible above water. As the site of the world’s first Parliament, Iceland’s General Assembly convened there from 930-1798. Thingvellir is a truly amazing site that holds a special place in Icelanders’ hearts.
Situated between 2 massive glaciers, Langjökull and Hofsjökull, Hveravellir is an oasis in the middle of the remote and desolate highlands of Iceland. The rustic huts and steamy hot springs are one of the most welcoming sights after a day on the saddle.
These are some of the most well-known waterfalls in Europe.
Hekla is Iceland's most notorious volcano. It is known as the "Gateway to Hell".
Húsavik is a fishing village, a municipality on the north coast of Iceland. Here, you will be offered a whale watching tour. If you're lucky, you may spot Minke, Humpback, or even blue whales.
Geysir is the original geyser located in southwestern Iceland.
Vatnajökull is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, and one of the largest area in Europe.
Under this glacier lies the volcano whose eruption in 2010 wreaked havoc for air travelers worldwide as its ash plume covered much of Europe.