BC06 – Geothermal Experience Biking Tour
Biking tour in the area of Hengill volcano
25.900 ISK per person
Available: on Tuesdays and Fridays at 09:00, from May 15th to September 15th
On request: from September 15th to May 15th
All of our participants are supplied and fitted with bikes and safety helmets for the tour. You will receive a free water bottle and our guide will tend to your every need. Before taking to the bike there will be a bicycle orientation and tour safety talk.
Biking distance: 25 km
Duration: 6-7 hours
Minimum: 2 participants
Included: quality bike, helmet, professional and experienced English speaking guide, lunch, pickup at hotel
Note: bring warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit and towel
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Our tours this summer will be operated from Icelandic Travel Market Tourist Information Center in downtown Reykjavik, the heart of our capital city. The house in Bankastræti 2 is one of the Reykjavik´s oldest buildings, built in the middle of the 19th century. We look forward to seeing you.
Hengill is a volcano that lies in Iceland’s western volcanic belt, last erupting two thousand years ago. The area surrounding the volcano is mystical and unforgettable – it is a combination of rolling hills and mossy lava fields with hot springs and steaming fumaroles. The Hengill area has various trails for bikers- an amazing experience awaits you!
The tour begins with a stop at the Hellisheiði power plant where you will learn about the unique Hengill area before our journey begins. The plant offers a high quality multimedia exhibition about the utilization of Iceland’s natural hot water resources. The exhibition provides detailed information about the history, wildlife and various activities the Hengill area has to offer visitors. The exhibition also provides information about the processing plant and power utilization in the Hengill area. Staff at the exhibition will provide answers to your questions and ensure that your visit is educational and enjoyable!
We then begin our journey by cycling along Skarpsmýrarfjall Mountain and into Fremstadal valley- riding a couple of times though the Hengladalsá valley river. Our destination is Klambragil, a ravine where we will take a break from biking and relax in an outdoor naturally heated brook- one of the stunning sites of nature Iceland has to offer. We then continue cycling, riding along Ölkelduhnjúk mountain on a single track trail. The landscape along this trail is magnificent- you will be surrounded by lava fields and hot springs. We cycle past Álftatjörn, a pond named after the swans that make their home there and the pond Kattatjörn. Cycling along Úlfljótsvatn Lake, our journey will end either by a) taking a swim in Ljósafosslaug naturally heated swimming pool or b) cycling to Nesjavellir. This tour offers an unforgettable journey to one of the most breathtaking areas of Iceland. Remember to take your bathing suit for those of you interested in relaxing in a beautiful hot brook or taking a swim in Ljósafosslaug swimming pool.