Set off on a cycling adventure around the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður. This tour should not be missed by those who are passionate about nature and like to keep active on their travels.
Your excursion begins when you meet your guides, who have your bikes, at the location on your voucher. They’ll provide you with helmets, talk to you briefly about the route and surrounding area, then lead you off on your adventure.
The region of the Westfjords is, to many, Iceland’s most beautiful. The mountains are flat-topped and vast, with countless waterfalls leaking from their steep slopes. Parts of it are verdant and forested, with wildflowers bursting from the earth, while others are as craggy and dramatic, as much of the rest of Iceland.
Of course, the highlights of the Westfjords are in their name; the fjords themselves. Incredible seascapes can be found in every nook of this region, with glistening bays surrounded by stunning peaks. These waters are often teeming with bountiful wildlife, and thus this is the best place in the country to whale-watch from shore.
The journey you will take will reveal to you manmade constructions such as the avalanche barriers that protect Ísafjörður from potential disasters, and natural features such as the Buná river and waterfall. You will ascend a steep slope for the best possible view the area has to offer before you cruise back to the town.
Of course, throughout the tour, you will have plenty of opportunities to stop to take photographs. The pace will be decided by the fitness level of your group, but a reasonable level of fitness is required to partake as some sections of the route can be rather challenging.
Get to know Ísafjörður and the Westfjords, with this exciting bike tour through pristine fjordscapes. Check availability by choosing a date.