Come on this tour that promises the wonders of lava deserts, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, water passages, and long curvy gravel roads in the the Icelandic Highlands. Your journey will begin in Selfoss and then continue on to other routes just spending your time with the wind in your face. You will ride along roads that lead you to some of the best places in Iceland.
During the tour, you will stay in mountain huts with open sleeping areas. You will end the trip after staying overnight in a luxury log cottage equipped with a hot tub and sauna.
Today, you will have a historic and scenic ride from Selfoss to Gullfoss. This ride takes you past the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station through Þingvellir National Park, where the oldest continually running parliament in the world first assembled in 930 AD. From there, it’s into the Skjaldbreiður Lava Field to Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall.
This trip highlights the town of Selfoss, Úlfljótsvatn Lake, Nesjavellir Power Station, Þingvallavatn Lake, Þingvellir (original site of Iceland’s parliament), Þingvallaskógur Forest, Skjaldbreiður volcano, Þjófahraun Lava Fields, Mount Skriðutindar, Mount Hlöðufell, Lambahraun Lava Fields, Geysir Hot Spring, and Gullfoss Waterfall.
You will ride north on F35 to Hveravellir Hot Springs where you will bathe along the Langjökull Glacier, in the Kerlingafjöll Mountain Range, within the geothermal area of Hveradalir. As the scene unfolds, you will capture the sight of mini glaciers, high energy steam springs, and arctic vegetation which together create unique color combinations. You will also be crossing a river with a bank of black sand.
The trip highlights Hvítárvatn Lagoon, Langjökkull Glacier, Hveravellir Hot Springs, and Kerlingafjöll, a tall mountain range part of a large tuya volcano system.
The Fjallabak region takes its name from the numerous wild and rugged mountains with deeply incised valleys. It is said that riding there is like being in the Lord of the Rings movies. You will spend some time in the hot pools at Landmannalaugar where you will bathe as it is one of many manifestations of geothermal activity in the area.
From the hot pools, the track takes you to Hrafntinnusker, home of the obsidian rock. With some river crossing, you will find Markafljót canyon and follow the river to the lowlands. You will end the trip there staying overnight in a luxury log cottage equipped with a hot tub and sauna. For dinner, there will be a barbecue and you will tell stories into the night.
Trip highlights include Háifoss, Sultartangi Power Stadion, Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area, and Markafljót Canyon.
This motorbike tour will take place in Iceland. Located in the North-Atlantic ocean close by the Arctic Circle, Iceland is very much a bridge between continents. It takes approximately five hours to fly from New York to Reykjavík, and three hours from London. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, with refreshing summers, and surprisingly mild temperatures in winter.
The route will start from Selfoss then you ride to Fremstaver, then to Sultarfit. After that, your route will take you back to Selfoss.
The price of the package includes the entire supply of food, drinks, and snacks. For dinner on the last day, you will have a barbecue.
During the trip, you will get the opportunity to swim or bathe when you visit the waterfalls, lakes, beaches, and hot pools.
Please book your flight to arrive at Keflavík International Airport (KEF), also known as Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport. Transport to and from Reykjavík is included. For further information, please contact Ride With Locals.