Join this exciting cycling tour discovering the many natural delights of the southern Westfjords in Iceland. This is the perfect tour opportunity for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the landscapes of Iceland's most isolated regions, as well as passionate cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.
This tour begins in Tálknafjörður, a small fishing village nestled in a fjord that bears its name. Tálknafjörður is famous for its sea angling, and only has a permanent population of 300 people. From this charming little settlement, you will meet your experienced local guide and begin your cycle to the beach of Sveinseyri.
On the way, you will make a short stop at the farm Sellátrar. Though it is often quoted as the expert opinion that trees are unable to grow in this area, you actually find the western-most grove in Europe here, just beside the village of Arnarstapi.
As your group reaches the rugged shoreline of Sveinseyri, you will be able to see the relics of an old fisherman's' hut. Until 1930, this area was a popular place for fishermen to row out from, though this declined with the modernisation of fishing practices across Iceland. Today, the area is more popular with an eclectic variety of seabirds, making it a great destination for birdwatchers everywhere.
It is said that Arnarstapi is one of the earth's mystical energy centres, capable of recharging its visitors on all spiritual levels. Nowhere does that feel truer than at the hot spring pool, Pollurinn, where you finish the day with a relaxing bathing session. Bathing in this particular hot pool is a centuries-old tradition; it was once the favourite spot of local fisherman returning from their journeys at sea.
Hurry now and you too can experience this fantastic cycling tour discovering the southern region of the Westfjords Peninsula in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.