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MOTORCYCLE TOUR AROUND ICELAND

Experience Iceland by motorcycle. Enjoy each minute of your Icelandic adventure!! Each day brings new adventure and amazing scenery, from cascading waterfalls, to geothermal heated pools and rivers, to glaciers and icebergs. Iceland has it all and you can see it all from the back of a motorbike. Wind in your hair, sun on your face, waves crashing below you, every turn is another opportunity to say, "WOW!"
Our experienced guide (he is availabe upon a request for an extra fee) is a motorcycle enthusiastic and longtime rider. He will lead you on this handcrafted and unforgettable journey around the whole of Iceland in one week.
Perfect for small group of riders riders who are looking for their next new adventure.
Come explore Iceland with us! 

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ITINERARY - Motorcycle Tour around Iceland

DAY 1: GOLDEN CIRCLE - PART 1

Morning transfer to the Reykjavík rental office to pick up your motorcycles.

Ride to the Golden Circle.

First stop at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, 1-hour hike to see this incredibly beautiful and historical place.

Second stop at the geothermal valley of the well-known Geysir, which gave its name to all the geysers in Earth.

Third stop is a visit the impressive Golden Waterfall of Gullfoss.

Night in hotel in Golden Circle.

Distance traveled: about 120 km.


DAY 2: GOLDEN CIRCLE - PART 2 

Breakfast at hotel.

Scenic ride to the south.

First stop at Crater Kerid with a short walk around the crater.

Continue to the south, with opportunities along the way for taking scenic pictures.

Second (optional) stop in Reykjadalur Valley for those who would like to take a beautiful hike ending with a swim in natural hot springs.

Enjoy a glass of beer (what could be better? :)) after the hike and relaxing dip in the hot springs.

Night in Hveragerdi Hotel with thermal pools and Icelandic hot tubs.

Distance Traveled: about 100 km.


DAY 3: SOUTH COAST

Breakfast at the hotel.

Head along the southern coast of Iceland.

First stop: enter (if you dare) to the Earthquake House to experience what it was like for those who lived through the 2008 double earthquake that rocked the country with a composite magnitude of 6.1 Mw.

Second stop at one of the most magestic waterfalls in Iceland (and the world), Seljalandsfoss, with an amazing curtain of water.

Third stop at Skógafoss Waterfall, perfect for chasing rainbows.

Fourth stop at Reynisfjara Beach to see and feel the magnificent black sand.

Fifth stop is in the charming coastal town of Vík, a favorite spot for many local birds.

Night near Vatnajökull National Park in a beautiful rural hotel.

Distance Traveled: around 230 km.


DAY 4: VATNAJÖKULL - EASTERN FIORDS

Breakfast at the hotel.

First stop to explore the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull.

Second stop: visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon (optional boat tour through a sea of icebergs depending on the season)

Ride east to the Fjords - deep inlets formed between stunning sea cliffs.

Night in Egilsstadir.

Distrance Traveled: about 420 km.


DAY 5: LAKE MÝVATN AND SURROUNDINGS

Breakfast at the hotel.

First stop at Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, with the largest waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss, known also for the brute strength and power of the water passing the falls.

Second stop is a visit to the "Canyon of the Gods", Ásbyrgi, also thought to be the capital of the elves or hidden people in Iceland.

Third stop is along the Tjörnes Peninsula where you can look for (but not touch) 2 million year old fossils on the beach.

Fourth stop is in the village of Húsavík, the best place in Iceland to take a whale watching trip.

Night in Mývatn area.

Distance Traveled: about 140 km.


DAY 6: AKUREYRI 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Relaxing day!!!!!!!!

First stop: explore the beautiful Lake Mývatn, a volcanic lake with naturally heated and healing waters.

Second stop is at Krafla Volcano and Hverir volcanic areas, where steam rushes out of the earth in smoke stacks - BE CAREFUL - it's hot!.

BONUS: see where Game of Thrones was filmed! (sorry, no white walkers or dragons).

Optional stop at Mývatn Nature baths.

Final stop is at the capital of the north, Akureyri.

Overnight in Akureyri, where you can visit authentic local bars or the famous Akureyri thermal swimming pool.

Distance Traveled: about 130 km.


DAY 7: BIG RIDE - WEST ICELAND AND HOT SPRINGS

Breakfast in the hotel.

First stop is at the highest and most powerful hot spring in Europe, the Deildartunguhver.

Second stop: the Hraunfossar Waterfall, which is a series of smaller waterfalls running nearly a kilometer in length from the nearby lava fields.

Third stop is at the Barnafoss Waterfall, where local myth and legends maintain a powerful hold over the locals.

Return of the vehicle to the Reykjavík rental office.

Distance Traveled: around 460 km.

Details for one week Motorcycle Tour around Iceland

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Level of difficulty:  Moderate (2-3 out of 5).
Minimum age requirement: 21 years 
Distance traveled: 1,700 kilometers or 1,050 miles
What's included:  7-day BMW 700 cc rental w/ CDW insurance, 6 nights 3-4* hotels with double rooms, private bathrooms, 6 breakfasts, round-trip transfer between Reykjavík and motorcycle rental office, roadside assistance, parking fees, Earthquake House entrance, detailed itinerary, maps, practical gift, local taxes.
What to bring: Motorcycle driving license, waterproof and warm clothing, motorbike gear: helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, glasses and proper riding shoes (2 pairs recommended) .
Optional Additions: Insurance other than CDW, gear rental available at the Reykjavík office, boat tour in Jökulsárlón Lagoon, whale watching tour in Húsavík.
We strongly recommend pre-booking these optional tours ahead in order to secure the availability. Demand for these tours is very high and the capacities are limited.
 

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Important note: These packages are operated by ISLANDICA s.r.o. This trip does not include anything not included in the details section, titled “Accommodation” and “Trip includes”. To confirm the reservation, a 15% deposit is required. Second payment of 25% has to be transferred 90 days before the beginning of the trip. The remaining payment has to be completed at least 60 days before the beginning of the trip. Upon confirmation of the reservation, the client will receive a contract of the entire trip. By contracting any service through www.viajesislandia.com, the client accepts our terms and conditions for cancelations. We recommend to our clients that they attain travel insurance and cancellation insurance in their country of origin. It is also possible to request that flights be included (for an additional cost) by petition to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Motorcycle Tour around Iceland. CODE: IS-, ID755.

MOTORCYCLE TOUR AROUND ICELAND