Mountain Wilderness - Biking tour - BC07
For advanced bikers
This extraordinary mountain bike adventure is perfect for someone who is looking for a challenging journey through Iceland’s remote landscape. Iceland has many single-track trails that are diverse and stunning. This tour allows you to ride through some of Iceland’s most impressive landscapes.
260 000 ISK per adult
Duration: 5 days
Available: June, beginning of July, and September
Included: Expert local leadership All transports during the trip and assistance vehicle to carry the luggage. Accommodation in huts during the tour (sleeping bags in common rooms). Quality full-suspension MTB and helmet All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5.
Excluded: Accommodation and meals in Reykjavik before and after the trip. Trip insurance. Your related equipment needed to ride. Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements Optional tipping to guides. Small group supplement for less than 5 participants
Bring with you: Warm layered clothing, appropriate footwear, water bottle.
For further information:
Day 1 - Hengill Volcano / South Coast
A driver and a guide will pick you up at your Reykjavik accommodation. We spend today riding the area surrounding the central volcano Hengill. Hengill is still an active volcano but the last eruption occurred approximately 2000 years ago. Hengill Volcano is located in a remote valley that has numerous hot springs, fumaroles, and boiling mud pots, that you can go right up to and explore. It is a magical place in any season. Later in the afternoon we drive around two hours along the stunning South Coast of Iceland, for a two-nights stay at the mountain hut Holaskogur in Þjorsardalur.
Day 2 - Thjorsardalur
We start today’s ride at one of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls, Haifoss. Haifoss is located in the river Fossa, and it is 122 meters tall. We ride through the beautiful valley of Thjorsardalur until we get to the small and beautiful valley Gjain. Gjain has stunning waterfalls, caves, and lava fields. It is truly a magical place to be.
Day 3 - Hekla
On day three we ride on an old sheep trail that we can use as a single-track trail. We ride by the infamous volcano Hekla. Hekla is a cone shaped volcano made up of a series of ridges and it is one of Iceland’s most famous and active volcanos. Hekla last erupted in the year 2000, for eleven days. We will travel a well-known Icelandic route called Hellismannaleid (or Caveman-route in English). We will ride past a moss-covered lava field and a black volcanic wasteland. After our ride, we drive to our next location, Thorsmork Valley, where we spend the next two nights.
Day 4 - Thorsmork
We spend today riding through Thorsmork Valley. Thorsmork is a jaw-droppingly beautiful nature reserve that is the home to some of the best views in Iceland. There are many great trails in the area, and some challenging single-tracks.
Day 5 - Fimmvorduhals
On our last day we will travel through the Fimmvorduhals Area. Fimmvorduhals is an extremely popular route, and it is literally hot from the famous eruption in Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010. The single track trail we will ride is surely among Iceland’s best. We begin the day by doing a steep climb (pedaling & hike-a-bike). During the climb we will have a view of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, and some of Iceland’s most recent lava. We will ride the same track, but downhill this time, on our way back. Later in the afternoon, we will drive back to Reykjavik, and you will be dropped off at your Reykjavik accommodation.