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Iceland

Glaciers, Volcanoes, Hot Springs and Black Sand Beaches

May and June in Iceland equals 24 hours of daylight, and more daylight equals more adventures. We've crammed as much as possible into this completely new multisport extravaganza. Traverse the intersection between tectonic places while mountain biking through Þingvellir National Park one day and across vast moss-covered lava fields the next. Mount up and ride a horse underneath the mighty Hekla volcano. Kayaking Iceland's southern coast, gaze up at the massive glaciers while biking next to Katla Volcano, hiking around the most famous spouting hot spring in the world and stay each night in remote, boutique country lodges. And last but certainly not least, indulge all week in local cuisine, prepared by experienced Icelandic chefs with your adventure in mind. This is the perfect way to experience the Nordic kingdom of fire and ice.
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$5699 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
2 - Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Bikes Included:
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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 spouting geysers and witness breathtaking, postcard worthy landscapes
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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Today we'll ride Þingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. One thing that makes it a spectacular geological site to see is that the plates keep drifting apart by an average 2.5 cm per year or 25 km per million years! Þingvellir 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 and to secret spots where you can peacefully enjoy the breathtaking landscape, far from the crowd. You will experience a fantastic ride inside the famous fissure of Almannagjá, placing you literally between the two massive tectonic plates. For a perfect ending of this tour, 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

Frost and Fire

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Explore Iceland from the amazing angle that Kayak can offer is an unforgettable experience. We drive about 30 minutes to the base located at the small seaside village of Stokkseyri, with its many picturesque wooden houses and only 450 inhabitants. The village is small but the surrounded area spreads over more than 12 thousands hectares of untouched wild land that is the home of enormous numbers of birds, plants, seals and other animals. During the tour we frequently see curious seals following the kayaks when we paddle along the lagoons as well as getting incredibly close to a numbers of wild birds. Apart from being a great way to explore nature, paddling a kayak is a very peaceful and amusing entertainment.

Today's Ride:

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

Hotel:

Frost and Fire

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Visit to the most renowned sights of nature in Iceland; known as the Golden Circle. We start by a visit to Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) Iceland´s most famous waterfall, and has long been regarded as the most beautiful. The gorge was formed by flash flood waters that forced their way through cracks in the basalt lava layers. Following by a 2 – 3 hours hike tour in the valley of Haukadalur next to the most famous spouting hot spring in the world and the origin of the international word geyser. Geysir´s bowl is 18 meters across, and in past times when Geysir erupted regularly, it would spout to a height of as much as 60 meters. Today Geysir does not erupt anymore, but nearby hot spring Strokkur, souts up to 30 meters about every ten minutes.

Hotel:

Hrifunes Guesthouse

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today we will ride in the magical area of Lakagígar. We cross “another planet”, through endless moss-covered lava fields vomited by the hundred craters of the Laki eruption of 1783, the world’s biggest, continuous eruption of historical times. The trail is a variety of techincal and sweet flowy trails, naturally formed by the Icelandic sheep, surrounded by spectacular canyons, moss and epic nature. Today's ride is followed by home-baked treats back at the farm by the young and true modern day farmers who deliver an unconditional love for their land and culture.

Hotel:

Hrifunes Guesthouse

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today we will depart early from our lodge to the start of our todays ride. Katla (meaning “Kettle”) is one of Iceland's largest and most active volcano, partially buried underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and steep mountains on the other side. The second part of the today´s tour is on the top of Mt. Hjorleifshöfði a 750 ft high tuff mountain born out of a volcanic eruption from under a glacier in the penultimate Ice Age. During our ride we have an epic view over the black beach of the south coast.

Hotel:

Hrifunes Guesthouse

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today´s ride suit both novices and more experienced riders. We ride at a leisurely tölt – the smooth running gait characteristic of the Iceland horse – from the farm of Austvadsholt under the famous volcano Hekla, surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes with the accompaniment of the burbling of the river flowing by. All around we see fields of graceful mares, powerful stallions and this year’s long-legged foals – all adding up to an unforgettable experience. After the ride we’ll have about a 1-hour drive back to Reykjavík. This afternoon, say farewell to your guides around 5:00 PM at the Hotel in Reykjavik, and start dreaming of a return trip back to this amazing island nation.

Today's Ride:

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.
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Héraðsskólinn Boutique Inn | Hotel Variation

Laugarvatn, Iceland

At Héraðsskólinn, you'll be right at home in the heart of Iceland's Golden Circle. Cozy, comfortable, and uniquely elegant, the inn plays host to folks from far and wide. Young backpackers stay in made up dorms, parents and children in family rooms, and others, like you, in perfectly appointed private accommodation. Each private hotel room enjoys magnificent views of Laugarvatn lake and Hekla volcano and offers its own private bath as well as easy access to large balconies, ideal spots for catching the northern lights. The on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves a tasty menu of local, hearty fare. You will stay here in place of Frost and Fire on a select 2019 date.

What's Included

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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 Fuel EX 8 Mountain Bike
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles 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 Fuel EX 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.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle 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:
4:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, 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 a 45-minute 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, Héraðsskólinn Boutique Inn (+354 537 8060), 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 2-hours drive back to Reykjavík. This afternoon, say farewell to your guides around 4:00 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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Before: 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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