New gravel adventure!
Price
145.000-ISK per person
Duration
3 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2-12

Smooth ride, rough terrain. Are you up for it? Explore Winding Backcountry Gravel

Otherworldly riding experience on remote roads near volcano Hekla. Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful backcountry roads. The 3 day trip is designed to showcase the best of those roads; gravel, dirt & doubletrack. Embrace rain or sun. Enjoy different landscapes at every turn. This is Iceland Gravel.
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Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful backcountry gravel roads. After 20 years of exploring Iceland backroads we have a unsurpassed knowledge of the best roads. We will show you our favorites.

What's included

Destination
Fjallabak area , Landmannalaugar , Reykjavík Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Reykjavík
Return Location
Reykjavík
Price includes
  • Local expert guide
  • Meals: 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in greater Reykjavik area
  • Small group guarantee
  • Storage of your bikebox (for riders bringing own bikes)
  • Support vehicle
  • Travel with modified highland vehicle
  • Trip extension assistance, detailed trip information and pre trip assistance
  • Two nights in small mountain cabin
Price does not include
  • Airfares and airport transfers
  • Alc. beverages
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Bikerental not included, - Lauf True Grit bikes available for rent
  • Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
Additional Prices
Bikerental : 22500-ISK

Skill and Fitness level:

Technical
Fitness

Gravel Cycling on Iceland highland backroads:

Want to explore Iceland highlands on a gravel bike? The Hekla gravel tour is suitable for adventurous cyclists. For riders with experience in gravel, road or cross country biking. Pedal through challenging climbs and fun descents. Add some creek crossings that are guaranteed to leave your shoes squishing. Nothing compares to exploring a country by your own physical strength. Dormant volcanoes and moss covered lava fields surround Icelands ever changing gravel roads. Cycle through mysterious moonscapes and before a soak in a geothermal hot pool. The Iceland highlands are a gravel cyclists paradise. This trip showcases Iceland highland dirt roads.  We ride cabin to cabin with support of SAG vehicle. The rewards for hard work pedalling are the stunning views and great meals.

 

With Icelandic weather being super unpredictable we rely on our guides to have plan A,B & C for any day of the trip. Our guides are experienced mountaineers with extensive knowledge of the Icelandic Highlands. In Autumn 2018 we created a trip for the super talented guys at Global Cycling Network. This trip covers the same roads, click the links to see the trip we designed for GCN.

If you want more information on the cabins we use, check this page out. Find information on what to wear and have a look at Icebike Adventures picture gallery from our trips. Grab the popcorn, sit back and enjoy some of your biking videos from Iceland. Last but not least, get some practical information on your trips and what to expect when riding in Iceland.

Two riders on gravel bikes on the way to the mountains
``Amazing day riding through volcanic dust, steam, powder singletracks and the most amazing scenery I’ve ever seen``
Neil Donoghue - GCN
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Day 1

To the highlands

We meet at Icebike Base for a briefing and get the bikes ready.  First part of the trip is a scenic two hour drive towards highlands.  First ride: named “Cold Valley” the views are a glacier on one side and moonland vistas on the other. We make our way through the curvy gravel roads towards national park Þingvellir.  Support vehicle available if riders need a break. Post ride we drive further towards the highlands, have dinner and head to the B&B where we overnight. An optional evening ride to see natural wonders Gullfoss & Geysir in the off hours, away from any crowds.

Day 2

Otherworldly

Breakfast buffet at B&B before we hop on the support vehicle that brings us to the highlands.   Grab your bike and get ready for a ride of a lifetime. Cruise through endless lava soil backroads.  Landscapes change at every turn. Remote. Otherwordly Icelandic vistas at their best. We ride all the way to cabins in the middle of the highlands where we get a well deserved dinner followed by a campfire.

Day 3

Pedal through

Breakfast at the cabins, get ready to pedal through lavafields near volcano Hekla. Make your way through curvy backroads, challenging uphills and descents towards civilisation. Hop on support vehicle post ride for a 2 hour drive back to Reykjavík, there in time for dinner. Thanks for a great backcountry gravel riding experience.

More about Fjallabak area

Fjallabak is a nature reserve in the Iceland highlands.

More about Landmannalaugar

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Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful backcountry gravel roads. After 20 years of exploring Iceland backroads we have a unsurpassed knowledge of the best roads. We will show you our favorites.

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More about this tour

Fjallabak area is a nature reserve. The summer is short, 8 weeks only.  Iceland is an unexplored gravel paradise and the winding roads of Fjallabak area make it a top destination for gravel biking.

 

Food:
Hearty healthy food from fresh local ingredients.

Support:
Support vehicle carries food, luggage and riders can choose to get a lift if they need a break.

Accommodation:   
Night#1 At a countryside B&B near the highlands, dbl, twin or single rooms.  Night #2 At a mountain cabin, – dorm rooms, sleeping bag accommodation.

*If you prefer the comfort of a hotel we can design a private trip, contact us at info@icebikeadventures.com

 

 

 

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Price
145.000-ISK per person
Duration
3 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2-12