Mountain bike adventure in Heidmork Nature Reserve

Mountain bike adventure in Heidmork Nature Reserve
Iceland's back trails offer excellent potential for the avid mountain biker.
The openness and diversity of Iceland's landscape feels like a compelling invitation to the passionate mountain biker.
Prepare to pass fields of beautiful purple Lupin flowers on your biking journey.
You will pass a wealth of scenery on your mountain biking adventure.
Heidmork Nature Reserve is found southeast of the lake Elliðavatn.
Be prepared for some physical excursion; mountain biking the Icelandic landscape can be tough!
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Ride through the beautiful Heiðmörk Nature Reserve, right by Reykjavík. This tour combines the excitement of mountain biking with the joy of sightseeing across Iceland’s rugged, volcanic landscapes, and is perfect for beginner and intermediate riders.

This tour starts when you are picked up from your accommodation in a comfortable, all-terrain Super Jeep, from 08:30 or 10:30 depending on your booking selection. Once your small group has all been gathered, you will shoot out of the city to the reserve.

Heiðmörk is a well-loved local area, for its accessibility to the capital, and its incredible beauty. The reserve is renowned for its birch forests, lava fields, volcanic peaks, and the cluster of reddish pseudo-craters called Rauðhólar. Kilometres of easily traversable gravel trails run all throughout the area, providing you with a wealth of diverse landscapes.

Your experienced, friendly guide will tailor each trip to the abilities of those on the tour; they will ensure it is fun and a little challenging, without being exhausting or exclusive to those of different fitness levels. You will be in no rush as you bike through the region; you are of course more than welcome to stop for photographs whenever you desire.

As you ride, keep a keen eye out for birds; many species frequent the area during summer. This is especially the case around the lake Elliðavatn.

As you travel through this beautiful reserve, you will be pleased to know that you are having a minimal effect on the environment. Your guide will keep you strictly on the trail so that the area remains as beautiful as it is today for the years to come.

Once you have enjoyed a great ride, you will return to the Super Jeep, and be whisked back to your accommodation. Although this trip is immersive, and you will feel like you have had a good workout at the end, it lasts less than four hours, freeing up your afternoon for other activities and tours.

So jump aboard for an incredible morning cycling through one of the most beautiful areas around Reykjavík. Book now to reserve your space. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Biking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Heiðmörk, Rauðhólar
Pickup information:
    Please provide pick up address, Icebike provides pick up in Reykjavík area.
    • Quality full suspension mountain bike, helmet, bottle of water

    • Helmet

    • Water bottle

    • Lunch and Dinner

    What to bring:
    • Wind/waterproof outer layer.

    • Good Hiking/Biking Shoes

    • Snacks and Drinks

    Good to know:

    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.

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    This was our first trip by bikes in Iceland outdoor. It seemed to me that the route had medium level of complexity, although tour was declared as easy one. There were a couple of complicated short downhill route seсtions in the tour, we had to walk to be in safe. Anyway we liked so much. The landscape was like from the other planet and all the way we could observe different nature of the country. The bikes were in perfect condition and excellent suit to the trip.
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