Idea for a Mountain Bike Tour in west Iceland and through the Icelandic highlands

Supported & flexible mt. bike tours for small groups

Included: Transport, driver/guide, support, accommodation
Date: Upon request

Price per person: Depends on size of group and time of year.

Included:
A Super Truck and trailer for bikes and luggage for the entire period
A multi-tasking driverguide who helps and is focused on attending to your needs
Accommodation (usually with breakfast)
Blue Lagoon entrance

Not included:
Flights to and from Iceland
Food & drinks
Alcoholic beverages

Optional:
Rent a mt. bike
Snowmobile tour, horseback riding, ATV-tour (depending upon availability by tour operators)
Extending your stay in Reykjavik

Notes:
On each leg, the truck is available for pit-stops and you can shorten the legs if you wish
For safety reasons there´s no riding on the Ring Road (1) but on less traveled and more scenic roads

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Itinerary for the Midnight Sun Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Keflavik Int. Airport – Reykjavik
We pick you up at Keflavik airport and drive you to a guesthouse in Reykjavik and you can use the rest of the day to see the city. Clients might be arriving on different flights so we use this day to gather the group and help with any requests you might have and final preparations for your bike tour. If you arrive early we can make a stop at the Blue Lagoon for relaxing soak after the flight before we drive you to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Biking around Snaefellsnes Peninsula
We start at Arnarstapi and biking around the end of the peninsula for a great variety of landscape; sea cliffs and lava fields with a glacier setting in background. The route is quite flat and mostly asphalt and compact gravel roads but if you are up for a challenge you can complete the circle by crossing the mountain range and coming very close to the glacier. Another option is to go whale watching from Olafsvik (not incl.)
Distance biked: Arnarstapi - Olafsvik 46km, max altitude 50m
Accommodation: Hotel in Snaefellsnes

Day 3: Biking to Stykkisholmur
We take yet another route and cross the mountain range and head into the charming little fishing town of Stykkisholmur. After lunch, we go on a boat tour so see the puffins and the endless little islands of Breidafjordur bay which is brimming with bird life.
Distance biked: Lysuholl - Stykkisholmur 70km, max altitude: 311m
Accommodation: Hotel near Stykkisholmur

Day 4: Transit to Hvammstangi, rest day or bike around Vatnsnes
Your transit will take you to the north coast of Iceland, to the town of Hvammstangi. Sightseeing bike tour around Vatnsnes where we go back in time, see old abandoned farms close to the arctic circle and seals basking on the beach but Vatnsnes is the largest seal coast in Iceland. The truck pick you up at Hvitserkur cliff, a scenic white ocean rock brimming with bird life.
Distance biked: Hvammstangi - Hvitserkur 45km or you can complete the Vatnsnes circle 90km.
Accommodation: Hotel Hunavellir or nearby

Day 5: Biking south Kjolur mountain road to Hveravellir
From the north coast of Iceland we turn inland towards the center of the Icelandic highland. Hveravellir is located in between two of the largest glaciers, has warm mountain huts and a natural geothermal pool. The landscape is barren, almost lunar like and vastly different from everything you are used to. We drive you up to Lake Blondulon on route 35 where you can choose where you want to start, depending on how long you want to bike, 46 to 80km. Starting altitude is around 500m and Hveravellir is at around 700m above sea level. After a long ride, we enjoy a soak in warm the natural geothermal pool at Hveravellir.
Accommodation: Mountain hut at Hveravellir

Day 6: Biking from Hveravellir, south Kjolur to Gullfoss waterfall
The mountain track of Kjolur is a rather rough gravel road but compact, mostly flat or downhill and leads down to Gullfoss. It´s a long day but very scenic. After refreshments at the Gullfoss café and seeing the majestic waterfall of Gullfoss we drive the last few miles to our summer cottages where we can go swimming and/or relaxing in hot tubs.
Distance: Hveravellir - Gullfoss 90km / 56miles but again, you can shorten the leg to your wishes.
Accommodation: Hotel near Geysir or Gullfoss

Day 7: Sightseeing & activities: Geysir, waterfalls, horseback riding, ATV-tour or snowmobiling
We visit Geysir and see Strokkur spout boiling water 25-30 meters up in the air, visit Faxi waterfall and then you have a free day where you can choose from horseback riding, ATV /quad bike tour or snowmobiling on a glacier (not incl.)  If you want to bike more, we can certainly show you plenty of routes.
Accommodation: Hotel near Geysir or Gullfoss

Day 8: Biking to Thingvellir National Park and Nesjavellir geothermal area
First you cross the mountain road of Lyngdalsheidi to reach Thingvellir, Iceland´s ancient parliament of Althingi established in 930 AD which makes it the oldest parliament in the world. Thingvellir is also known for its natural beauty and geographical uniqueness. After cycling around Lake Thingvallavatn you reach Iceland´s second largest geothermal area of Nesjavellir where you´ll see endless hot springs that supply Reykjavik with both hot water and electricity. At Nesjavellir you can use our transit vehicle the last 40 km into Reykjavik.
Distance biked: Uthlid - Thingvellir: 42km Optional: Thingvellir - Nesjavellir: 24km
Accommodation: Hotel in Reykjavik

Day 9: Departure Day
For those with morning flights, we drive you to Keflavik airport but if you have an afternoon flight, you can take it easy on departure day morning, take a city sightseeing tour before your transit takes you to the Blue Lagoon and stop there for a couple of hours on your way to the airport or you can go whale watching from Keflavik harbor before your flight.



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