Most mountains in Iceland are formed under glaciers with a few exceptions. Mount Hekla is one of those exceptions. Hekla is the most active volcano in Iceland. The Black Desert tour is all about riding in the area surrounding Hekla. The ride will mostly be on volcanic-sand roads, with a passing of a few valleys and some river crossings. On this tour you’ll discover magnificent landscape and experience fantastic winding sand and gravel roads.
Welcome dinner with the guide at a restaurant in down town Reykjavik.
On your first day on the bikes you will ride from Reykjavik and take a scenic route called Krisuvikurleid on the Reykjanes peninsula, pass the lake Kleifarvatn and take a look at the geothermal field of Seltun. You will ride along the south coast visiting the small fishing village called Eyrarbakki where you’ll have a tasty lobster soup for lunch. After lunch you will ride through the Icelandic countryside and move closer to the highlands until you arrive at your accommodation for the next two nights, Leirubakki. In the evening you will go over Mt. Hekla´s story at the Hekla Exhibition Center located at Leirubakki.
Day three is dedicated to Hekla and it’s surrounding area. Some people say that the tracks around Mt. Hekla are made for motorbike riders. Mountains, valleys, waterfalls, winding gravel and lava roads are the key words to describe your third day’s ride.
After breakfast you ride to Hjalparfoss-waterfall and visit one of Iceland’s hydro power plants, Burfellsvirkjun. After lunch you will visit the famous hot spring Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall nearby, both one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. Before arriving back in Reykjavik you will stop by at Thingvellir National Park which is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and known for it’s beautiful and different landscape surrounding the biggest lake in Iceland, Thingvallavatn. you’ll arrive back in Reykjavik in the afternoon. Farewell dinner in the heart of the capital.
Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardise the safety of the group.
Price per rider (based on dual occupancy)
Single room supplement = £540
Prices are for 2019 and might vary for 2020.