4/5 day Westfjords Gravel
Price
535,000 ISK-ISK per person
Duration
4 days riding, 5 days total
Travellers
4-7

Explore the oldest part of Iceland taking on some of the toughest mountain passes on the island Explore the Fjords

Explore the forgotten roads off the Westfjords. Replaced by modern tunnels these roads offer superb gravel riding around the remote peninsulas of the West fjords. These may be the most challenging mountain passes of the island. Visit old, small fishing villages and get to know the locals, try the best food and stay in villages enroute. The area has some some of the worlds most remote roads. The trip is designed to showcase the best of those amazing roads, a mix of gravel, dirt, doubletracks and tarmac. Embrace rain, sun and wind. This is original Iceland!
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Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful gravel roads. We will show you our favorite roads, secret spots and best places to eat and stay and share our knowledge of Iceland with you.

What's included

Departure Location
Ísafjörður - Riders need to book own domestic flight from REK, Reykjavik domestic airport in city center
Return Location
Ísafjörður - RIders need to book own domestic flight from REK, Reykjavik domestic airport in city center
Additional Information
Single occupancy: 76,500
Price includes
  • 4 nights hotel TWIN or DBL rooms
  • All luggage transfer and transport during the trip
  • all meals from lunch on day one up to and including breakfast on day 5
  • Local guide + local driver
  • Small group guarantee
  • Support vehicle
Price does not include
  • Alc. beverages
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Bikerental not included, - Lauf True Grit bikes available for rent
  • Domestic flight Reykjavík - Ísafjörður - Reykjavík
  • Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
Additional Prices
Bikerental: 42,000-ISK

Skill and Fitness level:

Technical
Fitness

Gravel riding the fjords and villages

The Westfjords offer superb gravel biking on low/no traffic gravel roads with access to hotels, restaurants and local culture. This tour is suitable for fit cyclists that value the comfort of a good bed and great food after riding! Pedal through challenging climbs and fun descents – with access to a support vehicle. Nothing compares to exploring a country by your own physical strength. Westfjords are a remote part of Iceland where the main line of work is fisheries.  Culture thrives in the Westfjords as the locals know they have to create their own opportunities, shows and art.  Many of Icelands most cherished artist come from or have a strong connection to the westfjords.  We sample the best food from small local restaurants, using fresh produce from the area. 

 

 In the end: weather is the boss of all plans in Iceland.  This is when local knowledge is the make or break of a succesful bike day. Our guides have a plan A,B & C for any day of the trip. Our guides are experienced mountaineers with extensive knowledge of the Iceland.  In Autumn of 2021 we were proud to create a trip for the super talented Jenny Graham for the Global Cycling Network. Trailer available here. This trip covers the same roads,same itinerary as Jenni rides in the film. 

For more information, please contact bookings@icebikeadventures.com 

Want to know more: 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.

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

Fly to Ísafjörður - build bikes - warmup ride

We recommend flying in on the first flight from Reykjavík - or even the day before. On the first day we'll pick you up at the domestic airport in ÍSAFJÖRÐUR. We gather in the town of Ísafjörður - the "capital" of the Westfjords, 3000 inhabitants. Build our bikes, have lunch and head out for a day of biking. Post ride: dinner and rest for the days to come.

Day 2

Introducing: The mountainpasses of the west

Breakfast buffet & check out of our hotel at Isafjordur. Head out to ride our first mountain pass of the trip. Thrilling descent down to one of the most beautiful fjords in the area. Ending with a stretch of tarmac to the small village of Þingeyri

Day 3

The big day

This is what you came to Iceland for. Stunning scenery and unbelievable road constructed around the peninsula Svalvogar. The guide picks the time to ride according to tides. The road is impassable at high tide. Considered Icelands most beautiful and dangerous (to cars) road.

Day 4

The forgotten mountain pass and Dynjandi waterfall. Top it up with finale dinner

Tunnels are replacing many of the mountain pass roads in the west. This is certainly one of them. Riding this road may feel like going back in time. Sheep and remote farms will be a far more likely sight than any vehicles or people.  Shuttle back to Isafjörður after the ride for a big celebratory dinner at our absolute favourite restaurant in Iceland.  We raise glasses to celebrate our epic adventure in the Westfjords.

Day 5

Relax, Recover - This is goodbye.

Wake up at own pace & enjoy hearty breakfast - when it is time to check out we say our goodbyes - this is it, thanks for riding with us! 

Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful gravel roads. We will show you our favorite roads, secret spots and best places to eat and stay and share our knowledge of Iceland with you.

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More about this tour

Westfjords are located about 300km from Reykjavík.  Domestic flight from Reykjavik CENTER airport is 40 minutes.  This is NOT the Keflavik International airport (that one is 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik)  - riders need to book flights.

Food:
Hearty healthy food from fresh local ingredients. Dinner at selected restaurants.

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

Accommodation:   
2 nights in Isafjordur. 2 nights in Þingeyri.

*If you have your own group we can design a private trip, contact us at info@icebikeadventures.com

 

 

 

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Westfjords / Forgotten Roads

Price
535,000 ISK-ISK per person
Duration
4 days riding, 5 days total
Travellers
4-7