5 Days Exciting Motorcycle Tour in Iceland

  • Selfoss, Iceland

5 Days Exciting Motorcycle Tour in Iceland

  • Selfoss, Iceland

Iceland Motorcycle Tour

This motorcycle adventure will take you to lava deserts, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, water passages, and long curvy gravel roads. All of these await you in the wild natural wonders of the Icelandic Highlands. Spend your time just enjoying the wind in your face as you ride along roads that lead you to wonderful places. Join now for a holiday filled with excitement, great company, and the most beautiful landscapes in Europe!

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Selfoss
  • Explore breathtaking Icelandic locations
  • Back-up motorcycle, motorcycle insurance, and fuel
  • Ride along a volcanic fissure stretching from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to Vatnajökull
  • Ride through The Fjallabak region, compared to Lord of The Rings scenery
  • Visit Seljavallalaug, the old mountain swimming pool
  • Transfers to and from Reykjavík
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 riding days
  • Danish, English
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During the tour, you will stay in mountain huts with sleeping bag accommodation and mattresses. You will end the trip after staying overnight in a luxury log cottage equipped with a hot tub and sauna.

Overview

  • Bike: rental bike - KTM 690 R
  • Terrain: off-road and gravel road
  • Mileage: 807 kilometers / 501 miles
  • Daily rides: 134 to 302 kilometers / 83 to 188 miles
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, snacks, coffee, and water

Day 1: Selfoss to Hungurfit (302 kilometers / 188 miles)

Today, you will have a historic and scenic ride from Selfoss to Geysir, Gullfoss, and Mount Hekla. 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, you will then ride to Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. Then, you will head east to Hekla Volcano.

Today's trip highlights include Selfoss, Úlfjótsvatn Lake, Nesjavellir Power Station, Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Sultartangi Power Station, and Mount Hekla.

Day 2: Hungurfit to Skaftárdalur (171 kilometers /106 miles)

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 a Lord of the Rings movie. 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 Tungnaá River toward Vatnajökull Glacier and Langisjór Lake.

Then, it is back down by the Skaftá River to a volcanic fissure stretching from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier almost to Vatnajökull and over to Eldgjá, a canyon about 60 kilometers long, 600 meters wide, and up to 150 meters deep. It was formed in the year 934 during one of the largest volcanic eruptions in Iceland in historical times.

Today's trip highlights include Glaciers, Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area, Langisjór Lake, and Eldgjá (a canyon and volcano).

Day 3: Skaftárdalur (134 kilometers / 83 miles)

From the farm Skaftárdalur, you ride east towards Laki, a series of craters that were formed in one of the world’s largest mixed eruptions in recorded history. In 1783, lava flowed across the flat land destroying a large number of farms, stopping just outside the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The total area of the resulting lava field is 565 square kilometers. You will go over a small section of it on your way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Today's trip highlights include Lakagígar, Fagrifoss Waterfall, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, and Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon.

Day 4: Skaftárdalur to Selfoss (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

From the farm in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, you head closer to the coastline towards the small village Vík. On the way, you will visit Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks situated under Mount Reynisfjall by the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. Then, you will go to the majestic Skógarfoss Waterfall and a few more sites.

Next, you will visit Seljavallalaug, the old mountain swimming pool, where you bathe deep in the glacial valley. 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.

Today's trip highlights include Hjörleifshöfði, Þakgil (secret mountain trail), Reynisfjara (black pebble beach), Seljavallalaug, and Skógarfoss.

Day 5: Selfoss to Reykjavík

After a good night's sleep, you will be taken back to Reykjavík.

Skill level required for this tour: Advanced:

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions
  • Cool off at the Gullfoss Waterfall, Fagrifoss Waterfall, and Reynisfjara's black beach
  • Enjoy the scenery of Eldgjá, a canyon and volcano
  • Experience the majestic views of the Icelandic glaciers
  • Explore Selfoss, Þingvellir, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Seljavallalaug, Skógarfoss, and Geysir
  • Follow Hjörleifshöfði, Þakgil, a secret mountain trail
  • See the beautiful Úlfjótsvatn Lake, Langisjór Lake, Mount Hekla, and Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
  • Visit the Nesjavellir Power Station, Sultartangi Power Station, and Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area

This motorbike tour will take place in Iceland. Located in the North-Atlantic Ocean. Close to 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 Hungurfit, then to Skaftárdalur, and back to Selfoss.

The price of this motorcycle tour includes four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners, as well as snacks, coffee, and water on riding days. 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.

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches and dinners and all food while driving
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Back-up motorcycle when needed (can be different type from KTM 690 R)
  • Fuel for motorcycle
  • KTM 690 R motorcycle rental for 4 days
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • Pick-up at any hotel in Reykjavík and drive back the morning after the last riding day
  • Snacks, coffee, and water for 4 days
  • Support vehicle with a driver and full support
  • Airfare to and from Reykjavik / Keflavik
  • Hotel in Reykjavík the night before and after the trip
  • Riding gear and helmets
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Reykjavík Airport (RKV) or Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

Selfoss, Iceland

Ride With Locals brings you tours through lava deserts, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and hot springs in the wild natural wonders of the Iceland Highlands.

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5 days / 4 nights

Availability

Start: Sunday July 15, 2018
End: Thursday July 19, 2018

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