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Iceland

Glaciers, Volcanoes, Hot Springs and Black Sand Beaches

An island of beautiful contradictions, Iceland has so much to offer those with an adventurous spirit. Experience this everchanging landscape for yourself on our exciting multisport tour of this Nordic kingdom. Explore the largely uninhabited countryside by bicycle as you traverse the intersection between tectonic plates through Þingvellir National Park. Mount up and ride one of Iceland’s renowned horses underneath the mighty Hekla volcano, and enjoy the views of vast coastal lands from your kayak off the southern shores of Stokkseyri. Throughout the week, indulge in the local cuisine, prepared by experienced Icelandic chefs with your adventurous palate in mind. We can’t think of a better way to experience the intimate Land of Fire and Ice.
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6 Days & 5 Nights
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Trip Wows
Horseback ride under the mighty Hekla volcano, taking part in one of Iceland's ancient, great equestrian traditions
Mountain bike the eerily beautiful, mossy lava fields of a magnificent volcanic landscape in Lakagígar
Kayaking the wild and dream-like southern Icelandic coast with an experienced local guide
Hike around the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and spot puffins along the rocky cliff side
Watch the Experience
Anna and Trek Travel run a well-oiled machine here. There's no better way to experience this amazing landscape of fire and ice. Expert local guides, secluded home bases in boutique country inns, vast mountain ranges, rugged coastline, National Parks and real accessible adventure at every turn make this trip one you'll dream about long after it's over.
-Tony Ferlisi, Trip Designer and Guide

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the CenterHotel Klöpp at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After meeting with the group, we'll embark on a 1 hour drive to the start of today's adventure in Stokkseyri. Take in the beautiful scenery of this small town as you paddle your kayak along its shores. Keep your eye out for some local wildlife, as this area is known for curious seals and birds welcoming new visitors. After a delicious lunch in town that specializes in langoustine, or small lobster, you will have the option to ride to our first hotel or shuttle back for a relaxing afternoon. Relish in today's excitement over a drink and delicious dinner with your new friends.

Today's Ride:

Iceland's Golden Circle
Approximately 8 miles with 1000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Frost and Fire

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today we'll ride Þingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. This National Park has been one of the most popular attractions in Iceland for decades due to its rich history and striking landscape. On this tour, we will take you on exciting trails to secret spots where you can peacefully enjoy the breathtaking landscape, far from the crowd. You will experience an exhilarating ride inside the famous fissure of Almannagjá, placing you literally between the two massive tectonic plates that are presently drifting apart. For a perfect ending of this ride, enjoy a relaxing moment in the geothermal heated Jacuzzis located at the hotel with a unique view of the surroundings.

Today's Ride:

Ride Þingvellir National Park
Approximately 15 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Frost and Fire

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Gear up for another day on the bike as we ride around Þríhyrningur, a volcano also known as Three Peaks Mountain. Named after its three perfectly shaped peaks, this mountain cradles a valley with traditional folklore significance. You'll ride through grassy foothills and lava fields as you traverse this riveting Icelandic wilderness. Get an insiders look at the importance of volcanoes in shaping this island at the Lava Museum. This afternoon, set your eyes on two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Gljúfrabúi and Seljalandsfoss, as we shuttle to our next hotel nestled in the countryside. You will enjoy a delectable home-made dinner tonight at our hotel prepared by our hosts.

Today's Ride:

Ride around the Þríhyrningur volcano
Approximately 15 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hrifunes Guesthouse

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

An early shuttle this morning brings us to the picturesque coastal town of Vík í Mýrdal, located at the southernmost "tip" of Iceland. Your group will begin the day with a hike up Mt. Reynisfjall to gain a unique view of the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara below. Watch out for puffins as they perch on the edges of the geometric pillar cliffs below! Savor a delicious home-cooked dinner and be sure to get some rest this evening before another adventurous day of mountain biking tomorrow.

Today's Activity:

Hike high above the town of Vik
Approximately 2-3 hours of hiking

Hotel:

Hrifunes Guesthouse

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

We'll cross over into another world this morning, as we ride the magical area of Lakagígar. This area boasts endless moss-covered lava fields crafted by the hundreds of craters during the Laki eruption in 1783 - the world's biggest continuous eruption in history. The trail offers a variety of technical but sweet, flowy trails, naturally formed by the nomadic Icelandic sheep. You'll be splendidly surrounded by spectacular canyons, moss and epic nature all day. Today's ride will be followed by home-baked treats back at the farm by the true modern-day farmers who radiate unconditional love for their land and culture.

Today's Ride:

Ride the Lava Fields of Lakagígar
Approximately 15 miles with 2500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hrifunes Guesthouse

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today's ride suits both novice and more experienced riders. We'll ride at a leisurely tölt – the smooth running gait characteristic of the Iceland horse – from the farm of Austvadsholt under the famous Hekla volcano. You'll be surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes with the accompaniment of the babbling of the river flowing close by. All around, witness fields of graceful mares, powerful stallions, and this year's long-legged foals - all adding to an unforgettable experience. After the ride, we'll shuttle 1 hour back to Reykjavik where you will say farewell to your guides around 5:00 PM at the

Today's Activity:

Horseback ride around Hekla Volcano
Approximately 2-3 hours of riding

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Hotels

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Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel

Hverhamar, Iceland

Get off the grid at Frost & Fire, a boutique hotel nestled in the geothermal foothills above Hveragerði village on the banks of the Varmá river, only 40 minutes from Iceland’s capital area and only steps away from the quaint village’s heart. With luxury amenities, an exceptional restaurant and some of the best geothermal swimming and bathing facilities in the area, guests are treated to an authentically Icelandic escape like none other.
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Hrifunes Guesthouse

Hrífunes, Iceland

Hadda and Haukur, the owners of Hrifunes Guesthouse, welcome you to their cozy Southern Icelandic getaway. Dramatic views in every direction, delicious home-cooked meals, and authentic Icelandic hospitality are the name of the game here. Many of Iceland's greatest natural treasures are in easy reach to the Guest House, such as Landmannalaugar, the Laki craters, Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and more. Three nights here with your own private accommodation will give you plenty of opportunities to explore all that southern Iceland has to offer.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

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Trek X-Caliber 9

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek X-Caliber 8 Mountain Bike
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Shimano clipless mountain pedals
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek X-Caliber 8 Mountain Bike
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless mountain pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Flat pack
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • Please be sure to bring a Camelback, or similar hydration pack with pockets to carry additional items needed on the trail. Limited vehicle support means you will want to carry an extra layer, multi-tools, food and water.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
12 miles
TOTAL MILES:
65 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
600 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
3,600 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain in Iceland is hilly and this trip includes moderately graded mountain roads, some steeper double-tracks and well-built singletrack for the mountain bike days. Iceland is best suited for our Type 2+ Riders. We will do our best to accommodate Type 3+ riders on the trip by offering, where available, extra mileage via an avid route option.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Spa

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
MEETING TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
CenterHotel Klöpp, Reykjavík, Iceland

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Keflavík International Airport (KEF)
DEPARTING TIME:
5:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, Reykjavík, Iceland

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

We recommend that you fly into Keflavík International Airport (KEF). One of two Taxi companies and a frequent public bus travel between Keflavik International Airport and the CenterHotel Klöpp. Taxis can be reserved online or by phone. Booking information can be found at http://taxireykjavik.is or http://www.hreyfill.is/en/.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the CenterHotel Klöpp (101 Reykjavík, Iceland) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After meeting with the group, we'll embark on an hour drive to the start of today's ride in Þingvellir National Park.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Frost and Fire (+354 483 4959), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

After the ride we’ll have about a 1.5 hour drive back to Reykjavík. This afternoon, say farewell to your guides around 5:00 PM at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, and start dreaming of a return trip back to this amazing island nation.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Iceland can be chilly, even in summer. Expect nights to dip down to below 10°C (below 50°F) and days to warm up to 15-20°C (60-70°F) and warmer. In the mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically and rain is common. You should be prepared for a wide range of weather with rain gear and extra layers. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Cosmopolitan Reykjavik is the worlds northernmost capital city. It's a wondrous city, a hub for those choosing to escape to the rugged Icelandic backcountry or those wanting to stay close and explore the world renowned urban music and arts scene. Wander into one of numerous museums to learn of a rich Viking heritage, lounge in a quaint cafe; visit Hallgrimskirkja church or journey into the rotating Perlan glass dome to capture unmatched views of the surrounding mountains and the tempestuous North Atlantic. Reykjavik is a town to behold. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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