6 Day Motorcycle Adventure | Icelandic Highlands

6 Day Motorcycle Adventure | Icelandic Highlands
Modified jeeps and dirt bikes ready to take on the day.
A mountain hut where the end of the day is well places, to chat and relax over a cuppa.
Nothing beats the open road and a bike, and this gentleman knows it.
Travelling the sand roads of the highlands, on the way to the lava fields.
Gear up and get moving: motorcycles and the Icelandic highlands are a perfect mix.
Looking good in a line and ready to head out!

Prepare to enjoy a fully loaded 6-day motorcycle adventure taking you on an extreme expedition revealing to you Iceland's stunning nature greatest jewels. You'll be riding on the  KTM 690 R and Husqvarna 701 dual sports bikes making sure you'll have a fully loaded journey. The expert guides that accompany you will navigate and support your expedition needs. 

We will ride out into the depths of wonderful Iceland, the milestones we witness are incredible. We'll ride lava deserts that strike stunning awe, we will ride with majestic glaciers with incredible power, admire the extreme geothermal energy of hot springs and the incredible uses they offer us.

This adventure will have you experience hot geysers shooting water high into the air, waterfalls of incredible beauty and energy of magnificent volcanos with raw crumbling power. This epic journey includes such awesome rides in such awesome locations that experienced riders are completely mind blown with the supreme beauty that Iceland beholds.

The Icelandic highlands are untouched and wild offering the ride of a lifetime as you'll find the whole journey as you can imagine the beauty of riding along glacier lagoons as it is certainly a profound experience that invigorates the spirit. 

This is a well-orchestrated 6-day motorcycle journey through the epic nature of Iceland. You'll be accompanied by expert guides making certain your needs are met as you ride the incredible landscape of Iceland. Special routes have been professionally mapped out by our expert guides so that you really get the best riding experience possible with us. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Oct.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Motorbiking
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Lakagígar , Landmannalaugar, Hekla, Geysir, Þingvellir, Fjallabak, Langjökull, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Veiðivötn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Please be at your pick up point in good time for departure

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

  • 5 nights in a mountain huts with sleepingbag accommodation and mattresses.

  • 5 breakfasts

  • 6 lunches and dinners and all food while we are driving

  • Snacks, coffee and water for 6 days

  • Motorcycle (Husky 701) for 6 days

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

  • Motorcycle insurance

  • Fuel for motorcycle

  • Support vehicle with a driver and full support


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 a valid motorcycle driving licence is required for this tour.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Day 1 - Selfoss to Fremstaver (179 kilometers / 111 miles)


Wide valleys seen fron high above are a great reason to join a dirt bike tour in the Icelandic highlands


The first day of our incredible 6-day motorcycle ride begins with an awesome trip from the starting point Selfoss to the incredible Gullfoss waterfall. Along with this amazing path, we'll make sure to stop by some remarkably beautiful places. We are talking about the magnificent Nesjavellir, an incredible landscape packed with an enormous amount of geothermal activity making the landscape appear literally stunning.

We'll witness Þingvellir National Park which is the host of the first parliament established on earth. This site has over a thousand years of recorded history and happens to be the exact place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. The site is a UNESCO heritage site and is certainly worthwhile to ride and see the magic ourselves.

After this lava fields and hot erupting springs await you which will truly spark the senses. Finally, Gullfoss the incredible golden waterfall made famous in Iceland by an incredibly bold Icelandic woman who stopped a national company from creating a dam in the river on the sake of the magical Gullfoss. The movie Prometheus used this exact waterfall in an epic scene explaining to us the origins of humans. The guides will tell you more great stuff that you may love to know.


Day 2 - Day 2 - Fremstaver to Sultarfit (192 kilometers / 119 miles)


Hvítárvatn cabin is where these travellers will stay, but it is supposedly haunted.


Get ready to see Hvítarvatn Lagoon, and drive wild in the awesome terrain in the proximity of the phenomenal glacier Langjökull. We'll be crossing a river and examining super hot steam springs connected to huge volcanic systems. We'll ride to see Kerlingafjöll, an incredible stunning mountain range ruling heavenly over its terrain which you will truly enjoy experiencing.

This is a fully packed day of fire and ice in close proximity surrounded by majestic bodies of both glacier and mountain.


Day 3 - Day 3 - Sultarfit to Hungurfit (234 kilometers / 145 miles)


Iceland offers intense natural beauty for those willing to seek it out.


Today we'll ride over one of Iceland's most famous deserts, Sprengisandur, this ride is awesome. This wreckless desert truly hits the spot of this sport. We ride the desert to arrive at Iceland's largest lake Þórisvatn and then to a huge lava field called Veiðvatnahraun at the complete central highlands of Iceland.

What an incredible oasis, the Veiðivötn Lakes carry the best arctic char in the world. Heading on from the lakes to the incredibly powerful Mt.Hekla which is one of Iceland's most scary and most active volcanoes. There is a solid reason why Mt. Hekla is called "The Gateway To Hell".

This is a stunning day to witness all these hidden gems in one day, completely unbelievable. Also, you'll explore an incredibly cool and smart built hydroelectric power plant named Sultartangi. A true day of riding with Power!


Day 4 - Day 4 - Hungurfit to Skaftárdalur (171 kilometers / 106 miles)


Get ready for river crossing! Your feet will get wet!


On day four we'll be exploring the Fjallabak region which translates to Behind The Mountains. The Fjallabak is composed of numerous wild and rugged mountains with deeply incised valleys. Riding this region is epic like the scenes of the Lord of the Ring movies.

We ride into the amazing highlands to find the incredible Landmannalaugar, hot geothermal pools shaped by the powers of nature to create the perfect balance of hot and cold. Bathing in these pools is comforting and relaxing surrounded with the phenomenal landscape. We'll track the Tungnaá River towards Europe's largest glacier Vatnajökull where we will discover the Langisjór Lake.

Riding down from the highlands is a supreme ride all the way as we'll be tracking Skaftá River to the volcano canyon Eldgjá, a 60 kilometres long canyon which is at times up to 600 meters wide and down to 150 meters deep. This awesome canyon was formed in the year 934 during one of Iceland's history largest volcanic eruptions.


Day 5 - Day 5 - Skaftardalur to Skaftardalur (134 kilometers / 83 miles)


A bike standing by a lake, waiting for it's rider to take it out for a spin.


We head out from the farm Skaftárdalur riding east towards Laki, a stunning series of volcanic craters formed in of the world's largest mixed eruptions. Riding this incredibly vast lava field is an amazing riding experience. This incredible amount of lava came rushing forth from the highlands down to the plains of a small town called Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the year 1783. Amazingly so, all the townsfolk had gathered in the town church asking divine intervention, and behold, the lava rushing forth stopped roughly one hundred meters from the church.

The contrast in the landscape is like no other and the vantage points we will get as we ride the best routes are incredible. We will be observing Fagrifoss waterfall which name's translates exactly to Beautiful Waterfall. Fjarðrárgljúfur Canyon is a remarkable canyon carved by the Fjaðraá over great lengths of time making the area resonate with a great beauty which certainly reminds of magic. Riding these fantastic routes on the fully equipped motorcycles is an unforgettable experience.


Day 6 - Day 6 - Skaftardalur to Selfoss (200 kilometers / 124 miles)


Open road, and a large mountain. No, you can't ride up the mountain, but you can ride the open road.


On the sixth and last day of our epic motorcycle exploration of Iceland, we head out from the farm in Kirkjubæjarklaustur with our sights on Vík. The route to the village Vík offers us a perfect coastline exploration to the extremely stunning Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks, these are tall rock formations standing straight up into the air in one of Iceland's most dangerous beaches, the black beach Reynisfjara. Follow your expert guide's instructions at all times.

You'll ride the dark sand to the incredibly luscious and green Skógarfoss Waterfall who reigns high and mighty in the Eyjafjallajökull region. The landscape we'll be riding together is breathtakingly beautiful and we'll find our way to Seljavallalaug, an old mountain swimming pool where we will bathe in together after the incredible ride. This epic day will have you mesmerized as we ride out secret trails in wicked cool landscapes to witness stellar sights and bathe in phenomenal geothermal waters. The trip ends where we started at Selfoss village once we've truly invigorated our spirits.


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