Biking Tours

Tailored to novice and avid cyclists alike, biking tours are excellent adventure options for those who want to intimately connect with the raw and unbound beauty of Iceland's nature.

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Biking Tours

Tailored to novice and avid cyclists alike, biking tours are excellent adventure options for those who want to intimately connect with the raw and unbound beauty of Iceland's nature.
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Reykjavik Cycling Tour from Old Harbour

Immerse yourself in the incredible city of Reykjavík with this comprehensive cycling tour. On this journey, you will visit and learn about all of the capital’s major sites, while experiencing the beauty of the city’s streets in a unique and refreshing way.You’ll begin this excursion at Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, a charming place right by the city centre. Here, your knowledgeable local guide will be waiting with your bikes, to introduce themselves to your group and give you a quick overview of the route ahead.Once your helmets are on and your group is ready, you’ll begin your journey into the city. As soon as you set out, you’ll no doubt be enamoured by with the colourful local architecture, with its tin-roof houses, abundant street art and beautiful views of the surrounding nature.It is, in fact, one of Reykjavík’s greatest qualities that such incredible landscapes can be seen in so many places around the city. For much of your bike ride, so long as the weather is clear, you’ll be able to look across Faxaflói Bay to Mount Esjan, the Reykjanes Peninsula and even the distant Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Inland, you’ll catch glimpses of the Blue Mountains.Within the capital itself are many sites to admire up close. For example, you’ll see the magnificent Hallgrímskirkjá church, inspired by the hammer of Thor; the sleek and modern Harpa Concert Hall; the Alþing, the current residence of the world’s longest running representative assembly; Tjörnin, the city’s charming pond; and Nauthólsvík beach, a stretch of coastline beneath the inner-city forest of Öskuhlíð.At each location, your guide will tell you something about the associated history and folklore; Iceland has a storytelling culture, thus you can expect your knowledge of this nation’s traditions and quirks to be greatly expanded. You’ll also get a new perspective on the development of Iceland, seeing everything from its crumbling historic fishing shacks to stylish new glass towers.Though you will be cycling for around three hours (with breaks), and Reykjavík is quite a hilly city in places, the pace will be comfortable for all with a reasonable level of fitness.Don’t miss your opportunity to see the sites of the capital of Iceland by bicycle. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Fat bike Tour & Lunch with Locals

 Come along on a unique biking & dining experience on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Those looking for a mixture of culture and nature in one tour need to look no further.Located a short drive from downtown Reykjavik,  Húsið í Holtinu ( the house on the hill) is a hidden gem nestled between two beautiful lakes with a magnificent hilltop view over the valley below. Locals have been enjoying the excellent home cooking and relaxing and friendly atmosphere at this charming place for some time now. This tour is a self-guided fat bike ride for all ability levels which takes you on a gorgeous scenic trip through the protected Lake Hafravatn and Lake Langavatn, and ends with a home-cooked meal at the House on the Hill.The approximately 2-hour tour begins at Húsið í Holtinu where you will meet your hosts John & Heidi. They will get you all set up on your fat bike and provide you with helmets, water and a map detailing the route you will be taking. They will also give you a brief overview of the area you will be covering and point out great spots for taking pictures of the amazing scenery or for taking a break along the way. For the more adventurous among you, they will also show you several excellent places where you can take a dip in the lakes or in the beautiful Seljadalsá River.Upon returning to The House on the Hill, you will be invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a freshly prepared home-cooked meal (including dessert) while soaking up the peaceful ambience of the surrounding nature.  You might even be lucky enough to spot some of the more elusive neighbourhood critters, including foxes, mink, owls, falcons and the enormous Icelandic raven.Don't miss out on this unique chance to experience the Icelandic nature and culture. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Electric Bike Tour through Lava Fields in the Reykjavik Area

Come and join this electric bike tour around the crater Búrfell and the canyon around it, Búrfellsgjá. This tour is a great chance to experience one of Reykjavíks most popular outdoor area and go for an amazing ride. On the way, you will witness, among others, a real volcanic crater, a canyon, an old sheep round-up, a rift valley and caves. The tour starts when you are picked up in Reykjavík. From there, you'll be driven Heiðmörk area, where you'll mount your bike and head towards Búrfellsgjá canyon. On the way, you will pass an old sheep round-up station where farmers used to sort their sheep, which had been roaming free around the countryside all summer.You'll then continue towards the crater alongside a lava field. You'll see the direction the lava flowed thousands of years ago, from the crater and towards the sea.When you reach the foot of the crater, you'll park your bike and hike all the way to the top. There, you'll have a fantastic view of the crater and surrounding lava field, as well as the Heiðmörk and Hafnarfjörður area. Coming down from Búrfell, you will follow a fantastic single-track which runs along a rift valley. That valley is a part of the volcanic line that lies all the way through Iceland, from north to south. Your experienced, local guides will tailor each trip to the abilities of the participants of the tour, taking care to make the trip safe, fun and a little challenging. They will not rush you as they lead you through the landscape, highlighting the interesting things on the trail and stopping regularly for good photo ops.Get to know the stunning nature and the fascinating volcanic system of Iceland on this fun-filled electric bike tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Mountain Bike Tour to 'Eider Waterfalls' | Departure from Husavik

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.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Nov.
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Mountain Bike Tour to Botnsvatn Lake | Departure from Husavik

Come along on this fantastic mountain bike tour where you'll ride through the beautiful Icelandic scenery and get a unique view over Skjálfandi Bay and the stunning Kinnarfjöll Mountains. Discover the gems hidden outside of Húsavík town, such as Lake Botnsvatn, and ride on both gravel and dirt paths which were either made by man or by Icelandic free-roaming sheep. This exciting mountain bike tour is the perfect opportunity for those travelling to North Iceland as you will start the trip in the town of Húsavík. You will meet your guides right above Húsavík harbour and receive your bike and your helmet. After mounting your bike, you will ride through the town centre, towards the beautiful Skrúðgarður park. You will cycle through the park, along the river Búðará and up towards a small, green ravine where you will find a little pond frequently visited by ducks. From there, you will travel up the gully, along the river on a dirt trail, through heaths and low-grown scrub until you reach the stunning Botnsvatn lake.Now it is time to start the trip around the lake. Low-grown heather and prominent blue lupine surround the lake, and you will make your way along an old forestry grove. In all kinds of weather and during every season the colourful scenery around lake Botnsvatn is fascinating. Here you will ride on old and narrow sheep paths which have, in the past years, been well adjusted to hiking and biking. The tracks can, at parts, be technical for mountain bike beginners but your guide will help you through it if you are a novice cyclist.At the far end of the lake, you'll make a stop to rest and take a few photos before making your way back, this time you'll cycle along the north side of the lake where you will go over a landslide and a somewhat technical path. Just remember that it is always possible to step off the bike and push it if you are new to mountain biking or have little or no experience in riding over landslides. This particular landslide is not long, however, and following is a rather easy track, which you will follow until you reach the path you rode on the way up to the lake. This time, you are making your way downhill and so the route will not only be easier but also more fun.You will make a turn to the other side of Búðará river where you can follow a trail with lots of stair steps. From there, you will ride through the forest and skiing slopes above Húsavík where you can choose to head straight through the woods or go down some technical stair steps in the forest. Then you will make your way back on the streets of Húsavík town where you will bid farewell to your guides.Lace up your shoes, put on a helmet and join this fantastic tour now! Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Aug. - Nov.
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Snaefellsnes, Golden Circle, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Glacier Hike

Embark on a journey to some of Iceland’s most unique attractions in this three-tour combo, showing you the best-loved locations in Iceland while offering a best price and discount to add.See stunning waterfalls, otherworldly geothermal area, black sands and white glaciers on this tour combo. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a 7000-year-old stratovolcano, see a hot spring erupt, hike up a glacier, descend into a lava cave, and discover the hidden spots of the South Coast,  all in the course of three days.These tours are a selection of the most popular tours available from Reykjavík, so you’ll be able to keep base in the city and still see all these fantastic sights. You will be picked up in a small and comfortable minibus each morning and whisked away on different adventures before you are dropped off back in the city each night.  Your first adventure of three is a tour of the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula. This area has it all; sandy shores, jagged lava rock formations, stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs and, of course, a mighty glacier. Next up is the famous Golden Circle; no trip to Iceland is complete without a tour of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. You will have plenty of time to marvel at the stunning beauty of these memorable locations before returning to the city.The last tour is action packed; you will travel along Iceland’s South Coast, famed for its wealth of landmarks and diverse scenery. You’ll visit unique waterfalls, hike up a glacier, descend into a lava cave, visit a genuine plane wreck, and unwind in Iceland’s oldest geothermal swimming pool. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see some of the country’s most beautiful attractions. Save a buck by booking these three tours in one go. Check availability by choosing a date. 
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Duration:
3days
Available:
All year
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Single Track Mountain Bike Adventure | For Intermediate Bikers

Mount your bike and ride through spectacular lava fields on this incredible cycling tour. Designed for intermediate and experienced mountain bikers, this tour is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and give you the thrill you’ve come to Iceland looking for.You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation for departure early in the morning. The vehicle you will be travelling in is a Super Jeep, perfect for getting you to your destination in the lava fields. The limited seats in the jeep mean that you can be guaranteed a comfortable trip, and do not need to worry about too many others on the tour with you.The journey to your destination will not last long; you are heading to Bláfjöll, a mountain range just outside of Reykjavík, to a 5000-year-old lava field. Here you will find a single track that rolls through some beautiful, barren landscapes. Your guide will introduce you to your mountain bike, you’ll strap on your helmet, and start your adventure.The journey is as thrilling as it is spectacular. The nature around Reykjavík is stunning, and there is no better way to experience it than riding at high speed, wind rushing against your skin. You will traverse through the open, empty nature, right back to the capital city of Reykjavík. Once you return, you are sure to be exhilarated and awe-struck by this incredible tour.The equipment you need for this trip is all provided for you; just bring appropriate, warm-weather clothing that you are comfortable cycling in. The most important things to remember are decent hiking shoes and gloves. If you are an avid biker, you can bring your own pedals with you and your guide will attach them for you.Don’t miss out on this incredible ride. If you love to mountain bike, you won’t find a more appropriate tour. Book now to reserve your space. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jul. - Oct.
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Fat-Bike Adventure on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Mount up on a ‘fat-bike’, and come exploring the lunar landscapes of the otherworldly Reykjanes Peninsula. This exciting, adventurous tour can be tailored to any ability level, from beginner to expert.To start the tour, you will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation from 09:30 in a super jeep, which will allow you to reach destinations normal buses cannot. Super jeeps also have limited seats so that you can be sure of a personal experience.You will then head to the Reykjanes Peninsula, a region famed for its stretches of barren lava, cone-shaped volcanoes, and beautiful vistas. Once you reach your destination, you’ll hop out of the jeep, onto your fat-bike, and start your adventure.The thick tyres of your bicycle make it perfectly adapted for the terrain of the peninsula; you will be able to traverse the jagged lava, black sands, and, in winter, endless fields of gleaming snow. You will find yourself far off the beaten track as you ride through various spectacular areas.Your bike and helmet will be provided; all you need to bring are warm clothes. Even if the weather seems ideal, it can change in a heartbeat, so it’s good to have them on hand should you need to change.After your thrilling ride, you will return to your Super Jeep, and be driven back to a predetermined place in Reykjavík. No doubt, you will still be in awe of the sights you’ll have seen, and exhilarated from the experience.This tour is exciting and immersive, but will not eat too much into your day; all in all, it lasts less than four hours, so you are free to make late afternoon and evening plans to make the most of your time in Iceland.So do not hesitate to book. Mount your fat-bike and start your adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
All year
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Mountain bike adventure in Heidmork Nature Reserve

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.

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Westfjords Cycling Tour | Raudasandur Beach

Visit the golden sands of Rauðasandur on this fantastic biking tour of the Westfjords. If you’re staying in West Iceland and are looking to keep active on your holiday while witnessing spectacular coastlines and mountainscapes, this is the adventure for you. Your tour begins as you meet up with your local guide in the town of Patreksfjörður within the fjord of the same name. Once you have been briefed about the route and provided with your bike and helmet, you’ll begin by cycling past natural vistas that are teeming with birdlife and towards the shipwreck Garðar. After learning of the stranded steel boat’s unfortunate history, get ready for a workout as you cycle uphill and over the mountain Skersfjall. This route is moderately challenging in all the right ways, and once you reach the top, you’ll be facing both sharp curves and a spectacular view. You will descend the mountain on the other side, finding yourself situated directly at the long stretch of golden sand that characterises the famous Rauðasandur beach. While a lot of Iceland’s shores are black due to the island’s volcanic nature, this special coast gets its velvet colours from pulverised scallop shells. The scenery is breathtaking, where the blue of the Atlantic Ocean contrasts sharply with the black surrounding cliffs and fair-coloured sand. The steep sea cliff that connects to the beach is none other than Látrabjarg, the westernmost tip of Iceland and the largest bird cliff in Europe. Between April and September, this stunning precipice is teeming with migrating puffins. Enjoy the views and drinks at the local Café, before either cycling back or, if you’ve had enough exercise for one day, catch a ride back to town with the car, with plenty of time to visit the town’s geothermal swimming pool to end your day perfectly. Don’t miss out on this scenic cycling tour in the Westfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jul. - Oct.
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Fat Bike Adventure at Lake Myvatn

Come along on this fat bike adventure around the Lake Mývatn area. This tour is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the landscapes of Iceland’s north, in shine or snow, while keeping in shape on their holiday.This tour begins in the village of Reykjahlíð, by the Mývatn area. You will meet your guides here, where you will be introduced to your off-road fat bikes. These great little vehicles are perfect for handling the terrain of Iceland, which is perfect in this northern region; Mývatn is covered in lava fields, hills, craters and, in winter, expanses of snow.You will set out to explore the area with your guide, an expert biker as well as a knowledgeable local who can tell you about the history, geography and folklore of the sites you see. What these sites are will depend a lot on the conditions, as certain areas are only accessible, or much more appealing, in different seasons.Potential places, however, include Dimmuborgir, a dramatic lava field the name of which translates to ‘the dark fortress’ due to the scale of the formations here. You may also see Skútustaðír, a row of very unusual pseudo-craters, a rare feature of the earth that is more typically found on Mars. You may also stop by Grótagjá, hot-spring cave that (like Dimmuborgir) was used in the shooting of Game of Thrones for scenes North of the Wall.Regardless of the specific places, any route around Mývatn will expose you to beautiful views over the pristine waters of the lake, volcanic craters and lava fields, incredible surrounding mountains, and beautiful flora and fauna. For two hours, you will ride over old, little-used trails and routes to marvel over the scenery, with plenty of stops for photography.Finally, you will return your fat bike to the base camp, say farewell to your guides, and continue your northern adventure.Do not miss this exciting way to explore the Lake Mývatn region. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Biking in the Westfjords | Tour from Isafjordur

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.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Aug. - Oct.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour

Cycle through the wonderful city sites of Reykjavík. This tour should not be missed by those who are looking for an active, immersive and exciting way to explore Iceland's capital city.You will meet your guide at Ægisgarður 7 near Reykjavík's Old Harbour, where you'll be provided with your helmet and bicycle. Once you've received a quick briefing, you'll mount up and set off.The whole city is at your fingertips from the back of a bike; most of the sites are concentrated around the centre, and you will get to see them all. Right by the harbour, for example, is Harpa Concert Hall, a feat of modern architecture with some of the best sound engineering in the world.As you move into the downtown area, you'll see the city's humble cathedral beside its parliament, the Alþingi; you might see a protest going on here, as Icelanders love a good demonstration. This is, in fact, the world's longest-running parliament that is ongoing; Icelanders founded in as far back as 930 AD, although in Þingvellir. It moved to Reykjavík in the 1800s.You will then see sites such as Tjörnin, the downtown pond with a lot more history than it seems, and Reykjavík City Hall. The style of architecture of this building is as divisive in Reykjavík as the pyramid of the Louvre is in Paris.You will see the mighty church of Hallgrímskirkja from a distance, the iconic cathedral that sits upon the hill Skólavörðuhæð in central Reykjavík. We recommend you go there after the tour and spend some time going up in the elevator to the viewing platform in the tower.As you travel around Reykjavík, you will see beautiful nature, such as Faxaflói Bay, Mount Esja, the Bláfjöll mountain range, and, in clear weather, the Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes Peninsulas. You will also see a wealth of street-art and sculptures.After two and a half hours of exploring and sightseeing, you will return to drop your bike back off at the harbour.Keep active and witness the greatest sites of Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Biking and Hot Spring Bathing in Myvatn

Ride a bike through the incredible landscapes of the Lake Mývatn Area, and finish your day at the Nature Baths, with this great combination of adventure and relaxation. This tour should not be missed by any looking to make the most of all the opportunities north Iceland has to offer.This tour begins when you meet your guide at the charming hamlet on Reykjahlíð on the shores of Lake Mývatn; you can opt for pick-up to take you here if you don't have a car. Here, you’ll be provided with a bike and helmet, before you and your group set off together around this beautiful region.Mývatn is a wonderland of different sites. Its lakes are pregnant with a wealth of birdlife, particularly in summer, and the flora is unique and fascinating. It is best known, however, for its geothermal and geological features.You will, for example, head into the dramatic lava fortress of Dimmuborgir, which conceals the serene and secretive Grjótagjá hot spring cave within its depths; both of these sites are so beautiful that they were used in HBO’s Game of Thrones series. You will also head to a local restaurant to see food being cooked simply by being buried in the hot earth.As you ride, you can expect to see basalt pillars rising from the waters; pseudo-craters lining the shores; lava fields leading to dramatic volcanoes and mountains; and columns of steam rising from geothermal hot spots.You’ll finish your journey at the Mývatn Nature Baths; entry is included in the price of this tour. This serene set of pools is in a beautiful location, heated by the forces of the earth, and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of adventure. If you forget your swimming kit, you can rent one on site.After a wonderful, revitalising dip, you’ll ride back to your starting point to return your equipment and continue enjoying the north.Don’t miss this great combination of adventure and sightseeing. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Birds, Beaches & Beauty | Westfjords Cycling Tour

Join this exciting cycling tour discovering the many natural delights of the southern Westfjords in Iceland. This is the perfect tour opportunity for travellers 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. 

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Aug. - Oct.
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Evening Mountain Bike and Hot Springs Tour

Ride through the beautiful lava fields of Reykjadalur and bask in the hot springs near Hverigerði on this incredible cycling tour. Suitable for people of all abilities, this trip is the perfect combination of adrenaline and relaxation.You will be picked up from Reykjavík in a super jeep; you can be guaranteed a small group, as there is a maximum of six people on this tour, so your journey will be personal and comfortable.After a forty minute drive, you will reach the Reykjadalur hot spring trail, where a single track rolls through beautiful lava fields and geothermal areas. Your guide will introduce you to your mountain bike, provide you with a helmet, and tell you briefly about safety; once that is over with, the adventure can begin.The single, natural trail winds through some stunning landscapes, which you are invited to stop and photograph. It is immersed in the nature, so rolls up and down the contours of the earth, making for some exhilarating rushes.Halfway into the journey, you will reach a beautiful river, heated by the water running from surrounding hot springs. Basking here is incredibly relaxing, and the experience even better for the mountains and steaming pools surrounding you at all angles. Make sure that you don’t forget your bathing suit or towel.Following your dip into these serene waters, you will mount up again and continue your adventure. This wider, man-made track will take you all the way to the geothermal hotspot town of Hverigerði, where you will stop for a welcome snack and cup of coffee.The super jeep will meet you and your group here, and whisk you back to Reykjavík. This tour lasts for four and half hours; you will, therefore, be back in time for a good rest so you can be fresh for any plans the next day.So jump aboard, and come for a mountain biking and hot springs adventure you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
4.5hours
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16
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Bike Tour of Bird Cliffs & Beautiful Beaches

Enjoy a bike ride through the beautiful features of the Westfjords with this excellent day tour. This should not be missed by those who’d like to keep active while seeing Iceland’s most spectacular sites.You’ll start the day when you are picked up from Patreksfjörður, a local town, and whisked to Látrabjarg, a 14 kilometre stretch of cliffs up to 440 metres high, renowned for their birdlife.Upon arrival, you’ll get out of your vehicle and switch to a bike; after a quick briefing, you will set out to explore the cliffs. You will not need to look hard to seek out the birdlife; there are literally millions, nestled in the rocks or circling overhead. While there are a dozen different species, the Atlantic Puffin is the species most sought out and can be found here in abundance.As birds have not been hunted here for generations, the animals are unafraid of people and will let you get rather close without showing discomfort. Even so, ensure you stay a good distance from the edge, for your safety and that of the birds.After enjoying your bike ride, marvelling over the puffins, and taking some pictures that many wildlife photographers would be jealous of, you’ll cycle to the Hnjótur Heritage Museum.Here, you can learn all about the history of the Westfjords. Of particular interest is the story of a shipwreck at Látrabjarg; the stranded sailors would have died at the bottom of the cliffs if Icelandic farmers did not band together to descend on ropes to save them.After this, you will cycle to your final destination of the day, Rauðasandur. This beach is home to tropical-looking golden sands, and stretches for miles; cycling along it, with the gleaming ocean on one side and bird-cliffs on the other, is a joyous experience.Once you have enjoyed this area, you’ll be driven back to Patreksfjörður.This tour is a fantastic combination of birdwatching, sightseeing, culture and exercise. Don’t miss it. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
9hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Tailored to novice and avid cyclists alike, biking tours are excellent adventure options for those who want to intimately connect with the raw and unbound beauty of Iceland's nature.

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Reykjavik Cycling Tour from Old Harbour

Immerse yourself in the incredible city of Reykjavík with this comprehensive cycling tour. On this journey, you will visit and learn about all of the capital’s major sites, while experiencing the beauty of the city’s streets in a unique and refreshing way.You’ll begin this excursion at Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, a charming place right by the city centre. Here, your knowledgeable local guide will be waiting with your bikes, to introduce themselves to your group and give you a quick overview of the route ahead.Once your helmets are on and your group is ready, you’ll begin your journey into the city. As soon as you set out, you’ll no doubt be enamoured by with the colourful local architecture, with its tin-roof houses, abundant street art and beautiful views of the surrounding nature.It is, in fact, one of Reykjavík’s greatest qualities that such incredible landscapes can be seen in so many places around the city. For much of your bike ride, so long as the weather is clear, you’ll be able to look across Faxaflói Bay to Mount Esjan, the Reykjanes Peninsula and even the distant Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Inland, you’ll catch glimpses of the Blue Mountains.Within the capital itself are many sites to admire up close. For example, you’ll see the magnificent Hallgrímskirkjá church, inspired by the hammer of Thor; the sleek and modern Harpa Concert Hall; the Alþing, the current residence of the world’s longest running representative assembly; Tjörnin, the city’s charming pond; and Nauthólsvík beach, a stretch of coastline beneath the inner-city forest of Öskuhlíð.At each location, your guide will tell you something about the associated history and folklore; Iceland has a storytelling culture, thus you can expect your knowledge of this nation’s traditions and quirks to be greatly expanded. You’ll also get a new perspective on the development of Iceland, seeing everything from its crumbling historic fishing shacks to stylish new glass towers.Though you will be cycling for around three hours (with breaks), and Reykjavík is quite a hilly city in places, the pace will be comfortable for all with a reasonable level of fitness.Don’t miss your opportunity to see the sites of the capital of Iceland by bicycle. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Fat bike Tour & Lunch with Locals

 Come along on a unique biking & dining experience on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Those looking for a mixture of culture and nature in one tour need to look no further.Located a short drive from downtown Reykjavik,  Húsið í Holtinu ( the house on the hill) is a hidden gem nestled between two beautiful lakes with a magnificent hilltop view over the valley below. Locals have been enjoying the excellent home cooking and relaxing and friendly atmosphere at this charming place for some time now. This tour is a self-guided fat bike ride for all ability levels which takes you on a gorgeous scenic trip through the protected Lake Hafravatn and Lake Langavatn, and ends with a home-cooked meal at the House on the Hill.The approximately 2-hour tour begins at Húsið í Holtinu where you will meet your hosts John & Heidi. They will get you all set up on your fat bike and provide you with helmets, water and a map detailing the route you will be taking. They will also give you a brief overview of the area you will be covering and point out great spots for taking pictures of the amazing scenery or for taking a break along the way. For the more adventurous among you, they will also show you several excellent places where you can take a dip in the lakes or in the beautiful Seljadalsá River.Upon returning to The House on the Hill, you will be invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a freshly prepared home-cooked meal (including dessert) while soaking up the peaceful ambience of the surrounding nature.  You might even be lucky enough to spot some of the more elusive neighbourhood critters, including foxes, mink, owls, falcons and the enormous Icelandic raven.Don't miss out on this unique chance to experience the Icelandic nature and culture. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Electric Bike Tour through Lava Fields in the Reykjavik Area

Come and join this electric bike tour around the crater Búrfell and the canyon around it, Búrfellsgjá. This tour is a great chance to experience one of Reykjavíks most popular outdoor area and go for an amazing ride. On the way, you will witness, among others, a real volcanic crater, a canyon, an old sheep round-up, a rift valley and caves. The tour starts when you are picked up in Reykjavík. From there, you'll be driven Heiðmörk area, where you'll mount your bike and head towards Búrfellsgjá canyon. On the way, you will pass an old sheep round-up station where farmers used to sort their sheep, which had been roaming free around the countryside all summer.You'll then continue towards the crater alongside a lava field. You'll see the direction the lava flowed thousands of years ago, from the crater and towards the sea.When you reach the foot of the crater, you'll park your bike and hike all the way to the top. There, you'll have a fantastic view of the crater and surrounding lava field, as well as the Heiðmörk and Hafnarfjörður area. Coming down from Búrfell, you will follow a fantastic single-track which runs along a rift valley. That valley is a part of the volcanic line that lies all the way through Iceland, from north to south. Your experienced, local guides will tailor each trip to the abilities of the participants of the tour, taking care to make the trip safe, fun and a little challenging. They will not rush you as they lead you through the landscape, highlighting the interesting things on the trail and stopping regularly for good photo ops.Get to know the stunning nature and the fascinating volcanic system of Iceland on this fun-filled electric bike tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Mountain Bike Tour to 'Eider Waterfalls' | Departure from Husavik

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.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Aug. - Nov.
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Mountain Bike Tour to Botnsvatn Lake | Departure from Husavik

Come along on this fantastic mountain bike tour where you'll ride through the beautiful Icelandic scenery and get a unique view over Skjálfandi Bay and the stunning Kinnarfjöll Mountains. Discover the gems hidden outside of Húsavík town, such as Lake Botnsvatn, and ride on both gravel and dirt paths which were either made by man or by Icelandic free-roaming sheep. This exciting mountain bike tour is the perfect opportunity for those travelling to North Iceland as you will start the trip in the town of Húsavík. You will meet your guides right above Húsavík harbour and receive your bike and your helmet. After mounting your bike, you will ride through the town centre, towards the beautiful Skrúðgarður park. You will cycle through the park, along the river Búðará and up towards a small, green ravine where you will find a little pond frequently visited by ducks. From there, you will travel up the gully, along the river on a dirt trail, through heaths and low-grown scrub until you reach the stunning Botnsvatn lake.Now it is time to start the trip around the lake. Low-grown heather and prominent blue lupine surround the lake, and you will make your way along an old forestry grove. In all kinds of weather and during every season the colourful scenery around lake Botnsvatn is fascinating. Here you will ride on old and narrow sheep paths which have, in the past years, been well adjusted to hiking and biking. The tracks can, at parts, be technical for mountain bike beginners but your guide will help you through it if you are a novice cyclist.At the far end of the lake, you'll make a stop to rest and take a few photos before making your way back, this time you'll cycle along the north side of the lake where you will go over a landslide and a somewhat technical path. Just remember that it is always possible to step off the bike and push it if you are new to mountain biking or have little or no experience in riding over landslides. This particular landslide is not long, however, and following is a rather easy track, which you will follow until you reach the path you rode on the way up to the lake. This time, you are making your way downhill and so the route will not only be easier but also more fun.You will make a turn to the other side of Búðará river where you can follow a trail with lots of stair steps. From there, you will ride through the forest and skiing slopes above Húsavík where you can choose to head straight through the woods or go down some technical stair steps in the forest. Then you will make your way back on the streets of Húsavík town where you will bid farewell to your guides.Lace up your shoes, put on a helmet and join this fantastic tour now! Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Aug. - Nov.
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Snaefellsnes, Golden Circle, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Glacier Hike

Embark on a journey to some of Iceland’s most unique attractions in this three-tour combo, showing you the best-loved locations in Iceland while offering a best price and discount to add.See stunning waterfalls, otherworldly geothermal area, black sands and white glaciers on this tour combo. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a 7000-year-old stratovolcano, see a hot spring erupt, hike up a glacier, descend into a lava cave, and discover the hidden spots of the South Coast,  all in the course of three days.These tours are a selection of the most popular tours available from Reykjavík, so you’ll be able to keep base in the city and still see all these fantastic sights. You will be picked up in a small and comfortable minibus each morning and whisked away on different adventures before you are dropped off back in the city each night.  Your first adventure of three is a tour of the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula. This area has it all; sandy shores, jagged lava rock formations, stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs and, of course, a mighty glacier. Next up is the famous Golden Circle; no trip to Iceland is complete without a tour of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. You will have plenty of time to marvel at the stunning beauty of these memorable locations before returning to the city.The last tour is action packed; you will travel along Iceland’s South Coast, famed for its wealth of landmarks and diverse scenery. You’ll visit unique waterfalls, hike up a glacier, descend into a lava cave, visit a genuine plane wreck, and unwind in Iceland’s oldest geothermal swimming pool. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see some of the country’s most beautiful attractions. Save a buck by booking these three tours in one go. Check availability by choosing a date. 
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Duration:
3days
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All year
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Single Track Mountain Bike Adventure | For Intermediate Bikers

Mount your bike and ride through spectacular lava fields on this incredible cycling tour. Designed for intermediate and experienced mountain bikers, this tour is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and give you the thrill you’ve come to Iceland looking for.You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation for departure early in the morning. The vehicle you will be travelling in is a Super Jeep, perfect for getting you to your destination in the lava fields. The limited seats in the jeep mean that you can be guaranteed a comfortable trip, and do not need to worry about too many others on the tour with you.The journey to your destination will not last long; you are heading to Bláfjöll, a mountain range just outside of Reykjavík, to a 5000-year-old lava field. Here you will find a single track that rolls through some beautiful, barren landscapes. Your guide will introduce you to your mountain bike, you’ll strap on your helmet, and start your adventure.The journey is as thrilling as it is spectacular. The nature around Reykjavík is stunning, and there is no better way to experience it than riding at high speed, wind rushing against your skin. You will traverse through the open, empty nature, right back to the capital city of Reykjavík. Once you return, you are sure to be exhilarated and awe-struck by this incredible tour.The equipment you need for this trip is all provided for you; just bring appropriate, warm-weather clothing that you are comfortable cycling in. The most important things to remember are decent hiking shoes and gloves. If you are an avid biker, you can bring your own pedals with you and your guide will attach them for you.Don’t miss out on this incredible ride. If you love to mountain bike, you won’t find a more appropriate tour. Book now to reserve your space. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jul. - Oct.
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Fat-Bike Adventure on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Mount up on a ‘fat-bike’, and come exploring the lunar landscapes of the otherworldly Reykjanes Peninsula. This exciting, adventurous tour can be tailored to any ability level, from beginner to expert.To start the tour, you will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation from 09:30 in a super jeep, which will allow you to reach destinations normal buses cannot. Super jeeps also have limited seats so that you can be sure of a personal experience.You will then head to the Reykjanes Peninsula, a region famed for its stretches of barren lava, cone-shaped volcanoes, and beautiful vistas. Once you reach your destination, you’ll hop out of the jeep, onto your fat-bike, and start your adventure.The thick tyres of your bicycle make it perfectly adapted for the terrain of the peninsula; you will be able to traverse the jagged lava, black sands, and, in winter, endless fields of gleaming snow. You will find yourself far off the beaten track as you ride through various spectacular areas.Your bike and helmet will be provided; all you need to bring are warm clothes. Even if the weather seems ideal, it can change in a heartbeat, so it’s good to have them on hand should you need to change.After your thrilling ride, you will return to your Super Jeep, and be driven back to a predetermined place in Reykjavík. No doubt, you will still be in awe of the sights you’ll have seen, and exhilarated from the experience.This tour is exciting and immersive, but will not eat too much into your day; all in all, it lasts less than four hours, so you are free to make late afternoon and evening plans to make the most of your time in Iceland.So do not hesitate to book. Mount your fat-bike and start your adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
All year
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Mountain bike adventure in Heidmork Nature Reserve

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.

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Westfjords Cycling Tour | Raudasandur Beach

Visit the golden sands of Rauðasandur on this fantastic biking tour of the Westfjords. If you’re staying in West Iceland and are looking to keep active on your holiday while witnessing spectacular coastlines and mountainscapes, this is the adventure for you. Your tour begins as you meet up with your local guide in the town of Patreksfjörður within the fjord of the same name. Once you have been briefed about the route and provided with your bike and helmet, you’ll begin by cycling past natural vistas that are teeming with birdlife and towards the shipwreck Garðar. After learning of the stranded steel boat’s unfortunate history, get ready for a workout as you cycle uphill and over the mountain Skersfjall. This route is moderately challenging in all the right ways, and once you reach the top, you’ll be facing both sharp curves and a spectacular view. You will descend the mountain on the other side, finding yourself situated directly at the long stretch of golden sand that characterises the famous Rauðasandur beach. While a lot of Iceland’s shores are black due to the island’s volcanic nature, this special coast gets its velvet colours from pulverised scallop shells. The scenery is breathtaking, where the blue of the Atlantic Ocean contrasts sharply with the black surrounding cliffs and fair-coloured sand. The steep sea cliff that connects to the beach is none other than Látrabjarg, the westernmost tip of Iceland and the largest bird cliff in Europe. Between April and September, this stunning precipice is teeming with migrating puffins. Enjoy the views and drinks at the local Café, before either cycling back or, if you’ve had enough exercise for one day, catch a ride back to town with the car, with plenty of time to visit the town’s geothermal swimming pool to end your day perfectly. Don’t miss out on this scenic cycling tour in the Westfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jul. - Oct.
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Fat Bike Adventure at Lake Myvatn

Come along on this fat bike adventure around the Lake Mývatn area. This tour is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the landscapes of Iceland’s north, in shine or snow, while keeping in shape on their holiday.This tour begins in the village of Reykjahlíð, by the Mývatn area. You will meet your guides here, where you will be introduced to your off-road fat bikes. These great little vehicles are perfect for handling the terrain of Iceland, which is perfect in this northern region; Mývatn is covered in lava fields, hills, craters and, in winter, expanses of snow.You will set out to explore the area with your guide, an expert biker as well as a knowledgeable local who can tell you about the history, geography and folklore of the sites you see. What these sites are will depend a lot on the conditions, as certain areas are only accessible, or much more appealing, in different seasons.Potential places, however, include Dimmuborgir, a dramatic lava field the name of which translates to ‘the dark fortress’ due to the scale of the formations here. You may also see Skútustaðír, a row of very unusual pseudo-craters, a rare feature of the earth that is more typically found on Mars. You may also stop by Grótagjá, hot-spring cave that (like Dimmuborgir) was used in the shooting of Game of Thrones for scenes North of the Wall.Regardless of the specific places, any route around Mývatn will expose you to beautiful views over the pristine waters of the lake, volcanic craters and lava fields, incredible surrounding mountains, and beautiful flora and fauna. For two hours, you will ride over old, little-used trails and routes to marvel over the scenery, with plenty of stops for photography.Finally, you will return your fat bike to the base camp, say farewell to your guides, and continue your northern adventure.Do not miss this exciting way to explore the Lake Mývatn region. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Biking in the Westfjords | Tour from Isafjordur

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.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Aug. - Oct.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour

Cycle through the wonderful city sites of Reykjavík. This tour should not be missed by those who are looking for an active, immersive and exciting way to explore Iceland's capital city.You will meet your guide at Ægisgarður 7 near Reykjavík's Old Harbour, where you'll be provided with your helmet and bicycle. Once you've received a quick briefing, you'll mount up and set off.The whole city is at your fingertips from the back of a bike; most of the sites are concentrated around the centre, and you will get to see them all. Right by the harbour, for example, is Harpa Concert Hall, a feat of modern architecture with some of the best sound engineering in the world.As you move into the downtown area, you'll see the city's humble cathedral beside its parliament, the Alþingi; you might see a protest going on here, as Icelanders love a good demonstration. This is, in fact, the world's longest-running parliament that is ongoing; Icelanders founded in as far back as 930 AD, although in Þingvellir. It moved to Reykjavík in the 1800s.You will then see sites such as Tjörnin, the downtown pond with a lot more history than it seems, and Reykjavík City Hall. The style of architecture of this building is as divisive in Reykjavík as the pyramid of the Louvre is in Paris.You will see the mighty church of Hallgrímskirkja from a distance, the iconic cathedral that sits upon the hill Skólavörðuhæð in central Reykjavík. We recommend you go there after the tour and spend some time going up in the elevator to the viewing platform in the tower.As you travel around Reykjavík, you will see beautiful nature, such as Faxaflói Bay, Mount Esja, the Bláfjöll mountain range, and, in clear weather, the Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes Peninsulas. You will also see a wealth of street-art and sculptures.After two and a half hours of exploring and sightseeing, you will return to drop your bike back off at the harbour.Keep active and witness the greatest sites of Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Biking and Hot Spring Bathing in Myvatn

Ride a bike through the incredible landscapes of the Lake Mývatn Area, and finish your day at the Nature Baths, with this great combination of adventure and relaxation. This tour should not be missed by any looking to make the most of all the opportunities north Iceland has to offer.This tour begins when you meet your guide at the charming hamlet on Reykjahlíð on the shores of Lake Mývatn; you can opt for pick-up to take you here if you don't have a car. Here, you’ll be provided with a bike and helmet, before you and your group set off together around this beautiful region.Mývatn is a wonderland of different sites. Its lakes are pregnant with a wealth of birdlife, particularly in summer, and the flora is unique and fascinating. It is best known, however, for its geothermal and geological features.You will, for example, head into the dramatic lava fortress of Dimmuborgir, which conceals the serene and secretive Grjótagjá hot spring cave within its depths; both of these sites are so beautiful that they were used in HBO’s Game of Thrones series. You will also head to a local restaurant to see food being cooked simply by being buried in the hot earth.As you ride, you can expect to see basalt pillars rising from the waters; pseudo-craters lining the shores; lava fields leading to dramatic volcanoes and mountains; and columns of steam rising from geothermal hot spots.You’ll finish your journey at the Mývatn Nature Baths; entry is included in the price of this tour. This serene set of pools is in a beautiful location, heated by the forces of the earth, and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of adventure. If you forget your swimming kit, you can rent one on site.After a wonderful, revitalising dip, you’ll ride back to your starting point to return your equipment and continue enjoying the north.Don’t miss this great combination of adventure and sightseeing. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Birds, Beaches & Beauty | Westfjords Cycling Tour

Join this exciting cycling tour discovering the many natural delights of the southern Westfjords in Iceland. This is the perfect tour opportunity for travellers 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. 

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Aug. - Oct.
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Evening Mountain Bike and Hot Springs Tour

Ride through the beautiful lava fields of Reykjadalur and bask in the hot springs near Hverigerði on this incredible cycling tour. Suitable for people of all abilities, this trip is the perfect combination of adrenaline and relaxation.You will be picked up from Reykjavík in a super jeep; you can be guaranteed a small group, as there is a maximum of six people on this tour, so your journey will be personal and comfortable.After a forty minute drive, you will reach the Reykjadalur hot spring trail, where a single track rolls through beautiful lava fields and geothermal areas. Your guide will introduce you to your mountain bike, provide you with a helmet, and tell you briefly about safety; once that is over with, the adventure can begin.The single, natural trail winds through some stunning landscapes, which you are invited to stop and photograph. It is immersed in the nature, so rolls up and down the contours of the earth, making for some exhilarating rushes.Halfway into the journey, you will reach a beautiful river, heated by the water running from surrounding hot springs. Basking here is incredibly relaxing, and the experience even better for the mountains and steaming pools surrounding you at all angles. Make sure that you don’t forget your bathing suit or towel.Following your dip into these serene waters, you will mount up again and continue your adventure. This wider, man-made track will take you all the way to the geothermal hotspot town of Hverigerði, where you will stop for a welcome snack and cup of coffee.The super jeep will meet you and your group here, and whisk you back to Reykjavík. This tour lasts for four and half hours; you will, therefore, be back in time for a good rest so you can be fresh for any plans the next day.So jump aboard, and come for a mountain biking and hot springs adventure you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
4.5hours
16Min. age:
16
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Bike Tour of Bird Cliffs & Beautiful Beaches

Enjoy a bike ride through the beautiful features of the Westfjords with this excellent day tour. This should not be missed by those who’d like to keep active while seeing Iceland’s most spectacular sites.You’ll start the day when you are picked up from Patreksfjörður, a local town, and whisked to Látrabjarg, a 14 kilometre stretch of cliffs up to 440 metres high, renowned for their birdlife.Upon arrival, you’ll get out of your vehicle and switch to a bike; after a quick briefing, you will set out to explore the cliffs. You will not need to look hard to seek out the birdlife; there are literally millions, nestled in the rocks or circling overhead. While there are a dozen different species, the Atlantic Puffin is the species most sought out and can be found here in abundance.As birds have not been hunted here for generations, the animals are unafraid of people and will let you get rather close without showing discomfort. Even so, ensure you stay a good distance from the edge, for your safety and that of the birds.After enjoying your bike ride, marvelling over the puffins, and taking some pictures that many wildlife photographers would be jealous of, you’ll cycle to the Hnjótur Heritage Museum.Here, you can learn all about the history of the Westfjords. Of particular interest is the story of a shipwreck at Látrabjarg; the stranded sailors would have died at the bottom of the cliffs if Icelandic farmers did not band together to descend on ropes to save them.After this, you will cycle to your final destination of the day, Rauðasandur. This beach is home to tropical-looking golden sands, and stretches for miles; cycling along it, with the gleaming ocean on one side and bird-cliffs on the other, is a joyous experience.Once you have enjoyed this area, you’ll be driven back to Patreksfjörður.This tour is a fantastic combination of birdwatching, sightseeing, culture and exercise. Don’t miss it. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
9hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Biking Tours

Tailored to novice and avid cyclists alike, biking tours are excellent adventure options for those who want to intimately connect with the raw and unbound beauty of Iceland's nature.

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Tailored to novice and avid cyclists alike, biking tours are excellent adventure options for those who want to intimately connect with the raw and unbound beauty of Iceland's nature.
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