NEW! Westfjords Gravel!
Price
3180 USD / 415.000-ISK per person
Duration
5 Days
Travellers
4-7

Explore the oldest part of Iceland. Taking on the toughest mountain passes on the island? Westfjords Forgotten roads

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 nice hotels in selected towns. 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! **2022 SOLD OUT ** Email us on bookings@icebikeadventures.com to join a waiting list or if you have a group
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Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful gravel roads. We will show you our favorite roads, best places do eat and stay and share our knowledge of Iceland with you.

What's included

Departure Location
Reykjavík - domestic flight to Ísafjörður (included)
Return Location
Reykjavík - after domestic flight from Ísafjörður (included)
Price includes
  • All meals included
  • Domestic flight Reykjavík - Ísafjörður - Reykjavík
  • Local expert guide
  • Small group guarantee
  • Support vehicle
Price does not include
  • Alc. beverages
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Bikerental not included, - Lauf True Grit bikes available for rent
  • Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
Additional Prices
Bikerental: 49500-ISK

Skill and Fitness level:

Technical
Fitness

Explore 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. Video available on youtube soon. This trip covers the same roads,same itinerary as Jenni rides in the film. 

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.

And don’t hesitate to contact us at gravel@icebikeadventures.com 

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Day 1

Fly to Ísafjörður - build bikes - warmup ride

We meet at Reykjavik Domestic Airport in the center of Reykjavik. The flight to Isafjordur is about 40 minutes. We gather in the town of Ísafjörður - the "capital" of the Westfjords, 3000 inhabitants. Build our bikes, have lunch and head out for a warmup ride. 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

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. 

Day 5

Chill ride to the mountain - fly back to Reykjavík around dinner time

For those with a busy schedule a flight back to Reykjavik as early as 07:00 is possible. For those who can enjoy the west a day longer we ride up to a neigbouring mountain that offers stunning views over the North Atlantic.  Next country in sight is Greenland. Post ride: pack our bikes and head to the small domestic airport for a 40 minute flight back to Reykjavík.  Thanks for riding with us! 

Iceland has some of the worlds most beautiful gravel roads. We will show you our favorite roads, best places do 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)

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 gravel@icebikeadventures.com

 

 

 

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Price
3180 USD / 415.000-ISK per person
Duration
5 Days
Travellers
4-7