Combining the popular ring road (our Around Iceland Adventure), with the lesser travelled Westfjords (our Westfjords Adventure), this ride will help you explore many of Iceland’s best routes and destinations, in around two weeks. Packing so much in means this itinerary includes slightly more riding per day than the other itineraries (~4 hrs riding), but it also offers a rest day in Akureyri, where you can get off the bike and check out the surroundings.
Arrive and check in to your hotel. Evening at your leisure.
From Reykjavik you will take a scenic route to check out some of the sights of Iceland’s Golden triangle, including Thingvellir National park, Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall. You will enjoy the rest of your day riding through the Icelandic countryside until you reach your accommodation for the night just outside the village of Fljótshlíð.
After breakfast you will continue riding along the south coast of the country and stop by the beautiful but different waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss. you’ll pass two well-known glaciers, have perhaps stop for lunch in Vik where you can take a look at the picturesque basalt sea stacks called Reynisdrangar and the promontory Dyrholaey. You then continue our ride through seemingly endless desert fields, enjoying impressive mountain scenery, passing Europe’s biggest glacier Vatnajokull and checking out Jokulsarlon (glacier lagoon) where you can take a boat tour in between floating icebergs. You end this day’s journey in the port village Höfn, where you have a great view of the massive glacier.
This morning you will continue riding along Vatnajokull glacier and head towards the east fjords of Iceland. On this part of the trip you’ll enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery, ride through valleys and perhaps have lunch in the tiny and atmospheric village of Djupivogur. From Djupivogur you head north east, ride on fun gravel roads, mountain slopes and drive through one of Iceland’s biggest forests to the “capital” of the east-fjords Egilstadir and then on to Fjallakaffi, where you’ll spend the night.
Today you can ride out to the highest cliff in Iceland and the western-most point of Europe, Latrabjarg. The cliffs of Latrabjarg are the habitat of millions of birds of different species, before making your way south.
Ride out to Snaefellsnes peninsula, possibly best known for it’s supposedly healing, mystical, but sadly, melting rapidly glacier Snaefellsjokull, which sits quietly at the end of the peninsula. This ride is both on paved roads as well as dirt roads along the peninsula and around the glacier and capture the energy and magnificent scenery.
Instead of driving straight to Reykjavik you will start the day by riding along the volcanic mountains of Snaefellssnes peninsula and take a lunch stop at the Settlement Center in Borgarnes village. Then, if the weather allows, you can take two short detours to enjoy more fun roads and beautiful landscape, such as the route to Hvanneyri and Hvalfjordur (Whale-fjord). Apart from being very picturesque, the fjord is quite popular amongst motorcyclists for its curvy paved road. Drop off your bike in the afternoon and make your way to the hotel for the evening.
Depart after breakfast.
Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road or any other condition that the operator feels will jeopardise rider safety.
Price per rider (based on dual occupancy)