7 Day Iceland Motorcycle Adventure in the Westfjords

7 Day Iceland Motorcycle Adventure in the Westfjords
A broken down base in the remove Westfjords, a perfect place to visit.
Dirty bike, pure nature. Westfjords, Iceland.
At Dynjandisheiði by Dynjandi waterfall is a perfect place to stop and rest, and take in the amazing nature.
The river runs form the heights to the narrow fjords below, and sometimes, you will need to giddy up on your bike and cross them.
End of the day, - get out of the protectors and into your swimsuit for some high end relaxation.
An old, abandoned farm serving as a mountain hut for adventurers in the highlands.

Experience the wonderful Westfjords on this unique fully loaded 7-day motorcycle adventure. The Icelandic Westfjords are one of a kind and truly magnificent in all of their beauty and riding there is a phenomenal experience instilling incredibly beautiful memories as you'll witness.

The ride is just completely mindblowing, your guides are passionate and friendly motorcycle enthusiasts with great experience who truly love navigating these perfect routes. This journey is fully loaded with adventure and all your accommodation needs are included. 

Truly discover Westfjords, riding the most stunning fjords of Iceland accompanied by professional guides. Visiting the astonishing sites and riding the incredibly beautiful fjords is a phenomenal experience.

The steep ancient mountains and incredibly deep and narrow fjords make the Westfjords a place of sizzling power which relaxes the soul of the rider in unexplainable ways. This 7-day fully loaded motorcycle adventure is designed to beautifully orchestrate the magnificence of The Westfjords and leave you with incredible memories to love and cherish.

We start from Selfoss and end there as well, this offers us to travel to the best sights perfectly mapped out by our team of experienced riders to give you the best ride. During our epic journey, we will be hosted by small hotels along our path as we explore the Westfjords.

On our perfectly designed riding path lay many indescribable jewels of nature, geothermal pools we'll bathe in, loads of stunning waterfalls that may cloak us in the mist as we ride along the steep and tall mountains of the majestic Westfjords. 

This tour is fully packed and fully equipped as we ride on the stellar Husqvarna and KTM endurance motorcycles specifically designed for this advanced exploration. Motorcycle insurance is included as also fuel and transfer to and from Reykjavik city. 

This is a combination of 7 days of riding with 6 nights of accommodation. The professional and passionate guides will make certain your journey goes according to plan and that your safety instructions and comfort levels are met at all times.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Oct.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Activities: Motorbiking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Látrabjarg, Dynjandi, Ísafjörður, Stykkishólmur, Rauðasandur, Djúpavík
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pick up spot in good time for your pickup.

    Included:
    • Pick up at any hotel in Reykjavík and drive back the morning after the last riding day

    • 6 nights in a hotel

    • 6 breakfasts

    • Motorcycle (Husky 701) for 7 days

    • Backup motorcycle when needed (can be different type from Husky 701)

    • Motorcycle insurance

    • Fuel for motorcycle


    What to bring:
    • Full riding gear

    • Motocross helmet

    • Back protector

    • Shoulder protectors

    • Elbow protectors

    • Knee protectors

    • Gloves and motocross boots


    Good to know:

    All participants must bring their own full riding gear. If you are unsure about your gear, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that all participants need to have a valid motorcycle licence.



    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Day 1 - Selfoss to Bjarkalundur (280 kilometers / 174 miles)


    The Westfjords are glorious in summer. Grab a bike and go.


    On the first day of this awesome expedition, we ride out from our starting point Selfoss to the Þingvellir National Park. This incredible UNESCO world heritage sight holds the meeting point of the European and American tectonic plates as also was it the host of the creation of the oldest parliament on earth. From Þingvellir we'll ride the mountain road F550 along the incredible glacier Langjökull to Húsafell where an incredible view of mountains and glaciers awaits us.

    This magnificent ride offers a wonderful start to our incredible 7-day journey into the Westfjords. We'll witness lava fields, birch forests, glaciers, and a volcano as also lakes and a 100% geothermal power plant. What a well-orchestrated first day of our incredible motorcycle riding journey into the Westfjords.


    Day 2 - Day 2 - Bjarkalundur to Patreksfjordur (188 kilometers / 117 miles)


    A broken down pier in an small village in the Westfjords.


    We will begin day-2 by riding the generous Barðaströnd coast towards the southern part of the Westfjords. This incredible coastline ride gives us a view of the entire Breiðafjörður who is composed of magnificent wildlife as it is home to more than a thousand islands. A completely breathtaking scenario with seriously beautiful mountains inviting us to ride deeper into the Westfjords.

    Riding on westbound to the most western point in Europe brings us to a terrific cliff, Látrabjarg. This incredible cliff is 14 kilometres long and is up to 440 meters high. This is a beautiful adrenaline-pumping ride that you can be sure to enjoy as this day ends in a quiet fishing town named Patreksfjörður surrounded with the energies of the deep blue ocean and the majestic mountains.


    Day 3 - Day 3 - Patreksfjordur to Isafjordur (214 kilometers / 133 miles)


    Deep fjords offer incredibly scenic routes to drive.


    Get ready to head deep into the fjords and feel completely thrilled within all the mountains. This route is spectacular to ride as it offers supreme tranquillity as we see each fjord opening up to us like a unique phenomenon, and each fjord literally is different in the most interesting of ways. We will be riding over and through the mountains giving us some serious vantage points of observation and thrill.

    Spectacular landscapes bound by the incredible strength of the surrounding ocean come alive in the west fjords with interstellar like magic. Prepare to see the most wonderful waterfalls like Dynjandi waterfall which Icelandic history knows well. This incredible day will end with us in the unforgettable Ísafjörður town.


    Day 4 - Day 4 - Isafjordur to Djupavik (270 kilometers / 168 miles)


    Dynjandi waterfall gets it's name - the Thunderer - from the loud roar that echoes in the narrow fjord.


    After the perfect sleep in Iceland's most attractive town Ísafjörður we'll ride along the ocean with the steep mountains guiding us to the small town Súðavík. We'll enjoy together The Arctic Fox Center in Súðavík, the arctic fox is incredible to see as it proofs to be a fascinating animal, living wild in Iceland. After seeing those cuddly killers we ride deeper into the Westfjords catching our breaths as the mountains overwhelm us with their ageless beauty.

    As we thrillingly thread our way deeper and deeper into the mysterious Westfjords we come across some amazing sights witnessing beautiful wildlife. Djúpavík is this day's final resting stop making the day a complete perfection from dusk till dawn.


    Day 5 - Day 5 - Djupavik to Ofeigsfjordur to Djupavik (113 kilometers / 70 miles)


    Hot springs all around! Don't forget your bathing suit!


    As we ride out from our nest in Djúpavík we witness artsy looking abandoned herring factories, it's an amazing contrast of rust and concrete in this phenomenal landscape that makes for insane picturesque moments. In the nineteen fifties most all of these factories were abandoned leaving lots of stories behind and some very scary. Navigating the spectacular Reykjafjörður or in English Smoke Fjord around the remote Strandir coastline is an incredibly mesmerising ride.

    Riding out into the Ingólfsfjörður is invigoratingly stunning, this is a very uninhabited area with very mystical nature all around. We ride through Ingólfsfjörður to find our way to a magical geothermal pool perfectly tempered to enjoy a bath in. This is a wonderful way to relax and recharge with mother nature's raw power.


    Day 6 - Day 6 - Djupavik to Stykkisholmur (321 kilometers / 199 miles)


    Natural beauty make the ride even more pleasant.


    On the sixth day of this fantastic journey, we ride out to the coastline of Drangsnes. This incredibly remote and majestic place is home to a very special and very small fisherman's town. You'll see a legendary island named Grímsey, a definite hall of fame island as it generously hosts our cute friend the puffin. Heading further we ride together to Hólmavík, a town where the devil was defeated by a local, be sure to ask the guides if you are interested in the beautiful details.

    After a short and informative stay in Hólmavík, we ride to Iceland's smallest village of total 13 inhabitants. This small village Borðeyri is a delightful sight to explore and enjoy, we ride the Laxárdalsheiði to higher altitudes and then down the other side into the plains of Bíldudalur and Stykkishólmur towns.


    Day 7 - Day 7 - Stykkisholmur to Selfoss (245 kilometers / 152 miles)


    Ready for a night in a haunted house? Riding and having an adventure in Iceland.


    After a sound sleep at Stykkishólmur, we start with a very enjoyable road to ride that used to be called Women's Creek, though it's not the official name any longer. Riding through this creek is always sensational. This awesome trail takes us to the southern part of Snæfellsnes, a hallmark of natural beauty with the red iron fields called Mýrar, riding along this graphic scenery, which has a history of being too hot to handle as the lava you'll see is pretty fresh.

    Riding the ridged lava plains to Borgarnes takes us through Iceland's historic scenery of epic proportions, great battles were fought on these plains. We'll track our ways further in and up the land to ride a beautiful gravel road along lake Skorradalsvatn through mountain passes to the infamous Hvalfjörður.

    The bends and inclinations and declinations in Hvalfjörður are extremely enjoyable to ride, this fjord has great whale hunting experience packed into its memory and the buildings, you'll see them as they strike a beautiful tone into the landscape which is dark and dim as this fjord is cold and big. Within Hvalfjörður is a beautiful creek named Kjósavallaskarð which we will ride through into Þingvellir National Park from where we will track our way to Selfoss.


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