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Guided Motorcycle Tour in Iceland

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The trip every adventure biker dreamed of: Iceland, a fascinating and inaccessible country. TwinTrail Experience can make the tour very easy for you. TwinTrail takes your motorcycle to Reykjavík, you take a plane flight and TwinTrail takes you with a motorcycle guide and the 4×4 pick up to go around the island combining the best tracks, visiting waterfalls, glaciers, fjords, canyons... A whirlwind of experiences in 11 days of motorcycle (13 days in total) traveling almost 3,000 kilometers through the most fascinating landscapes on the planet. And in the end, you fly back home again and TwinTrail takes care of bringing the motorbike back to you. Do you want to live the adventure of your life? Don't miss out on this opportunity: this tour is limited to 8 seats!

Key information

  • Terrain: mix of paved and unpaved roads
  • Bike: personal bike
  • Mileage: 2,800 kilometers / 1,739 miles
  • Daily rides: 170 - 289 kilometers / 105 - 179 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, suit, gloves, protection, and hard motorcycle boots
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Meet the guides

Carles & Marc

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Reykjavík
  • Ride the motorcycle around the whole country
  • Pass through some spectacular waterfalls, canyons, fjords, glaciers
  • Services of one experimented tour leader on the front and another on the back
  • Discover the biggest European glacier Vatnajökull
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 4x4 vehicle support
  • Rivers crossing

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


11 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will stay in three and four-star hotels.

Program

Day 1, Saturday, July 23: Arrival

Arrive at Reykjavík Airport, transfer to the hotel in the city, and verification that your motorcycles have arrived safely and last-minute adjustments. Walk through the capital of the country and then have dinner in a group and go to bed to rest, 12 days of authentic Icelandic adventure trail await you!

Day 2, Sunday, July 24: Reykjavík - Snaefellsjökull - Grundarfjörd (269 kilometers / 167 miles)

You are heading north, the wildest part of the country. You will go up National 1, which you will soon abandon to reach the most northeastern coast of the island. You will skirt the Snæfellsjökull peak for the first, of the many tracks, which will take your breath away. You will finish the day very close to Grundarfjödur, where just before you can see the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.

Day 3, Monday, July 25: Hraunfossar - Barnafoss - Öxarárfoss - Lake Laugarvatn (284 kilometers / 176 miles)

You will continue along the coast, combined tracks and roads, to later head south, entering the first valleys towards the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, with that unmistakable blue of their waters. You will go along the F550, an unpaved track until you meet the emblematic Öxarárfoss waterfall. From there, you go to Lake Laugarvatn where they await you with a succulent dinner.

Day 4, Tuesday, July 26: Gullfoss - Glacier - Varmahlíð (289 kilometers / 180 miles)

After a well-deserved rest, you have breakfast and head north to visit the spectacular Gullfoss waterfalls. You will continue climbing towards the north and will deviate from the main track to visit a glacier with hot springs. You will also take the opportunity to eat. Once your forces are restored, you will continue north, combining brutal tracks until you reach National 1 again and head to your destination in Varmahlíð.

Day 5, Wednesday, July 27: Troll Peninsula - Akureyri - Lake Myvatn (256 kilometers / 159 miles)

Today the day promises absolutely overwhelming landscapes traveling through the Troll Peninsula to reach Akureyri, the fourth most populous city in Iceland, and the largest in the north on the list. From there you will go combining National 1 with tracks to Lake Mývatn, surrounded by volcanic activity and where you will spend the night.

Day 6, Thursday, July 28: Leirhnjúkur - Selfoss - Jökulsárgljúfur - Vatnajökull - Möðrudalur (210 kilometers / 130 miles)

After a well-deserved breakfast, you will head north until you reach the Leirhnjúkur volcanic area to admire the birth of new land between the North American and Euro-Asian plates. You will continue your journey to visit the Selfoss waterfalls and further north the Jökulsárgljúfur / Vatnajökull national park and head south to your destination: Möðrudalur.

Day 7, Friday, July 29: Möðrudalur - Þerribjörg - Fáskrúðsfjörður (260 kilometers / 162 miles)

You start the day crossing a desert area of ​​black stone that will remind you to some extent of the desert between Zagora and Merzouga in Morocco. To go up to the northeast corner of the country and crown the area of ​​the Þerribjörg cliffs with spectacular views, as are also those of the Vattarnes cliffs that you will visit before reaching your destination: Fáskrúðsfjörður.

Day 8, Saturday, July 30: Flögufoss - Folaldafoss - Stokksnes - Höfn (230 kilometers / 143 miles)

You start the day traveling part of the National 1 between beautiful fjords, and then you go inland along a beautiful track that takes you to the spectacular waterfall of Flögufoss and later Folaldafoss to continue traveling the beautiful Icelandic southeast coast. You will admire the spectacular views of Stokksnes to finally reach your destination for the day: Höfn in Hornafjörður.

Day 9, Sunday, July 31: Vatnajökull - Jökulsárlón - Fjallsárlón - Svínafell (170 kilometers / 106 miles)

The days of the route are ending, but every day there are a thousand wonders in which to be amazed. Today in particular you will visit the largest glacier in the country, which covers 8% of the total surface of the island: Vatnajökull. You will continue to visit the spectacular lagoon that joins the glacier with the sea: Jökulsárlón, and its little brother Fjallsárlón and reach your destination in Svínafell.

Day 10, Monday, August a: Fjaðrárgljúfur - Vik (263 kilometers / 163 miles)

Overgrown with glaciers, you will head west to visit the impressive Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon and from there go through an offroad loop with multiple fords that will challenge your piloting and a pleasure for the senses until you reach your destination of the day in Vik to replenish forces of a day as demanding as today.

Day 11, Tuesday, August 2: Friðland að Fjallabaki - Hekla (290 kilometers / 180 miles)

The penultimate day of the tour, combining beautiful views of the South Sea, black sand beaches to then go inland and explore the area of ​​Friðland að Fjallabaki, a nature reserve with a lot of offroad and spectacular views, ending the day near Hekla.

Day 12, Wednesday, August 3: Hekla - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík (260 kilometers / 162 miles)

Last day of motorcycle, somewhat more relaxed at the offroad level. You will travel the southwest coast of the island until you reach the mythical Blue Lagoon where you can take a relaxing bath and finish your day, and the tour, in the beautiful city of Reykjavík.

Day 13, Thursday, August 4: Back home

After the last breakfast in Reykjavík, you will take the flight back home, with the beautiful memory of the last 12 days spent in the fantastic and cozy Nordic country.

Skill level(s) required for the tour: intermediate

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Requirements

  • Trail or Maxi-Trail motorcycle with valid ITV and insurance
  • Green Card valid for Iceland
  • A2 driving license
  • A minimum of off-road piloting experience (send an inquiry and let TwinTrail know if you need a course)
  • Adequate motorcycle equipment (helmet, suit, gloves, trail-type boots)
  • Must-have studded tires
  • Valid passport if you are not a European citizen, but it is advisable to carry it even if you are
  • Want to live an adventure and have fun

Location

This motorcycle tour starts and ends in Reykjavík, Iceland. You will travel to Grundfjodur, Laugarvatn, Skagafjördur, Myvatn, Mödrudalur, Fáskrúdsfjödur, Bjarnanes, Skaftafell, Vik, Hella and back to Reykjavík.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 motorcycle guide
  • 1 pickup 4x4 support
  • Transport of your motorcycle from Barcelona to Iceland and back
  • 12 hotel nights with breakfast
  • 12 dinners
  • 12 meals at noon
  • Welcome pack
  • Medical insurance + cancellation with Iati Seguros

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Motorcycle rental (ask for one if you need it!)
  • Fuel
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Anything not mentioned on the "What is included?" section

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Start: Saturday July 23, 2022
End: Thursday August 4, 2022

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