CYCLE UP MOUNTAINS, THROUGH LAVA FIELDS & GEOTHERMAL AREAS

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All Mountain Hengill Volcano

Availability: Every Monday and Thursday at 09:00 from May to October. Private departues available upon request.

 

Activity Level: Level II - III: The technical ability required for “Hengill volcano” is rated as challenging for proficient mountain bikers with average or good off-roading skills. The fitness level is rated as Level II.
 

Duration:  6-7 hours

Biking distance: ~25 km / 15,5 miles

Please bring:  Warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit and a towel.

Minimum:  2 Bikers, if you are riding alone you can most likely join a tour with other guests.

 

Included: Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Reykjavík, expert local leadership, all transports during the trip, quality full-suspension MTB & helmet, complete picnic lunch & water.

Price:  ISK 34.900 ISK

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​Cycle along a mountain side, through a canion, take a break in a ravine and enjoy spectacular natural beauty in this unique tour.

Hengill volcano lies in Iceland’s western volcanic belt, last erupting two thousand years

The area surrounding the volcano is mystical and unforgettable; a combination of rolling hills and mossy lava fields with hot springs and steaming fumaroles.

The journey begins by by riding along Ölkelduhnjúkur mountain on a single-track trail and down Reykjadalur valley to the village of Hveragerði. This area is renowned for its hot springs and natural warm rivers and swimming pools, in which bikers can relax and bathe at the end of the tour. This is an unforgettable journey to one of the most breathtaking areas of Iceland.



All participants are supplied and fitted with bikes and safety helmets for the tour and the guide will tend to your every need. Before taking to the bike there will be an orientation and tour safety talk.

 

Your personal equipment: Participants need to be prepared for a wide range of weather. Expect the temperature to dip down to below 10°C (below 50°F) and to warm up to 15-20°C (60-70°F). Bring a small backpack, water bottle, warm clothing, winter gear, good outdoor shoes and warm gloves. Also bring your swimsuit, as we will dip into warm geothermal pool during the trip.

 

Activity Level  Level II - III: The technical ability required for “Hengill volcano” is rated as challenging for proficient mountain bikers with average or good off-roading skills. The fitness level is rated as Level II. As you know, the fitter you are the more fun you'll have. These trips are demanding at times and set in a remote landscape. The weather can change quickly and wind and rain is common.

 

Your Safety: This trip take place in remote regions and there are always risks and hazards on the trails that we ride. If you choose to participate in our tours it is up to you to ride well within your limits and be mindful of your own safety and your actions that may affect the safety of the group as mountain biking can be a dangerous sport. Participants must make sure to stay hydrated, nourished and rested. Any alcohol or drug consumption is prohibited during our rides. Our guides have first aid training but if a serious injury occurs they will call local Search and Rescue services at the cost of the participant. Personal medical travel insurance is mandatory.

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​Biking in the national park og Þingvellir 

Availability: Departure daily at 09:00.  Tours are operated from the main office at Faxafen 8. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure unless you‘ve made arrangements to be picked up at your hotel.

 

Activity Level:  Moderated. The technical ability for “Biking in the national park of Þingvellir” is rated as moderated for novice and intermediate riders. The trails are gravel country roads and easy trails.

 

Duration:  ~7 hours. 

Biking distance: ~25 - 30 km

 

Please bring: A small backpack, water bottle, warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes and warm gloves.

 

Included: Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Reykjavík, expert local leadership, all transports during the trip, quality full-suspension MTB & helmet, complete picnic lunch & water.

 

Price:  ISK 34.900 ISK

Let us take you to Þingvellir national park, the birthplace of the world’s oldest parliament. The site is set where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. The plates keep drifting apart which makes it a spectacular geological site to visit.

 

Þingvellir has been one of the most popular attractions in Iceland for decades due to its rich history and striking landscape. On this tour we will take you on exciting trails and secret spots where you can enjoy the astonishing landscape peacefully, far from the crowd. You will experience a fantastic ride along the beautiful lake Þingvellir and the famous fissure of Almannagjá where you will literally be in between the two tectonic plates. This is a place that boasts otherworldly landscapes of volcanoes, lakes, birch forest and endless lava fields.

 

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