Discover the beautiful landscapes outside of Húsavík town on this exciting mountain bike tour. See majestic mountains, black sand beaches as you ride over heather grown hills, along salmon rivers, and past stunning waterfalls. Those wanting a unique twist to their holiday in North Iceland should not let this tour pass them by.
The tour starts in the northern town of Húsavík, just above the harbour, where you will meet your guides and receive your full suspension mountain bike and helmet. From there, you will head out through Húsavík's park and cycle along the river Búðará.
You will enter a small, green ravine where you will find a beautiful little pond which is filled with ducks in the summertime. You'll travel past a golf course and down the heather-grown wild-berry hills. On late-summer days you could stop to try the delicious wild blueberries, bilberries and crowberries.
Then you will make your way past the Saltvík Horse Farm and to the river Laxá in Aðaldalur valley, where you might see salmons leaping out of the water if you are lucky! The area is also known for its abundant birdlife and the name of your next stop, Æðarfossar waterfalls, shows this as it translates into 'Eider Waterfalls'.
You'll spend some time enjoying and photographing the area before you step back on your bike and head towards Húsavík. This time, you will travel alongside the coastline. On the way back, you will stop by some interesting spots, such as Saltvík Beach, which you will approach by taking dirt trails and sheep paths.
After breathing in the refreshing ocean breeze, you will ride to the ponds of Kaldbakstjarnir, which are man-made ponds and very popular for bird watching. You'll continue on your way to Húsavík, making a turn down to the beach road below the town. From there you ride through the harbour area, which, during summer is vibrant and full of life.
Explore the beautiful area around the northern town of Húsavík with this fantastic mountain bike tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Iceland weather can be very unpredictable, dress accordingly to fully enjoy the adventure.
Mountain biking is my no means a risk free sport. Ride responsibly and know your limits. All riders need to sign a waiver before riding with us.