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8-DAY ULTIMATE HIGHLAND CROSSING ADVENTURE 

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Tour Difficulty: Advanced
Trip Distance: 680.4 Miles
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DAY 1  |  ARRIVE IN ICELAND

  • Our driver will wait for you after you've cleared Customs at the Airport and take you to your hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. (Early check in has been requested but is not guaranteed).  Breakfast, lunch and dinner for day one is not included but we highly recommend "Svarta Kaffi" about 2 blocks away for lunch. Their "soup in bread" is an awesome light lunch. For dinner, we love a sampling of traditional delicacies at "Restaurant Þrír Frakkar" in downtown Reykjavik. Overnight at Fosshotel Raudara or similar. akkar" in downtown Reykjavik.

 

DAY 2  |  Selfoss – Jökulheimar – 179 km

  • Embark on a historic and scenic ride from our home base in Selfoss into the mountains. Our route will take us in the direction of Þórisvatn, Iceland’s largest lake. Along the way, we’ll explore several breathtaking waterfalls, including Hjálparfoss and Háifoss, which is the second-highest waterfall in the country.

  • As we delve deeper into the highlands, we’ll encounter a territory that defies description and can only be truly experienced. Our first day’s journey will conclude in a cozy mountain hut nestled at the foot of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. There, we’ll prepare a delicious meal of fresh Icelandic fish or sweet steak, surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring natural scenery in the world.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Town of Selfoss, 

  • Mt Hekla

  • Hjálparfoss

  • Gjáin

  • Háifoss

  • Þórisvatn Lake

  • Jökulheimar Mountain Hut

 

DAY 3  |  Fremstaver – Mountain Hut – 192 km
Into the Wilderness

  • We ride north on F35 to Kerlingafjöll Mountain Range, within the geothermal area of Hveradalir. As the scene unfolds, you will capture the sight of mini glaciers, high energy steam springs and arctic vegetation which together create unique color combinations. We’ll be crossing a river with a bank of black sand.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Veiðivatnahraun Lava Field

  • Veiðivötn Lake Area

  • Hrauneyjar Power Stadion

  • Rjúpnavellir Mountain Hut

 

DAY 4  |  Mountain Hut – Hungurfit – 234 km
The Land of Volcanoes

  • Now, we go onto F26 Sprengisandur over to Þórisvatn, Iceland’s largest lake and then to Veiðivatnahraun Lava Field and the Central Highlands of Iceland. The Veidivötn Lakes create a magnificent highland oasis. Some of the very best brown trout and arctic char fishing in Iceland (or anywhere) is found here and then it’s to Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. In the old days, they called Hekla, “the Gateway to Hell.”

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Sultartangi Hydroelectric Power Plant

  • Volcano desert at its best

  • Veiðivötn Lakes and surroundings

  • Mt. Hekla

 

DAY 5  |  Hungurfit – Skaftárdalur – 171 km
In between Glaciers

  • The Fjallabak region takes its name from the numerous wild and rugged mountains with deeply incised valleys. Riding there is like being in the Lord of the Rings story. The hot pools at Landmannalaugar, where we will bathe are one of many manifestations of geothermal activity in the area. From the hot pools, the track takes us to Tungnaá River toward Vatnajökull Glacier and Langisjór Lake.

  • Head back down by the Skaftá River to a volcanic fissure stretching from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier almost to Vatnajökull and over to Eldgjá, a canyon about 60 km long, 600 m wide and up to 150 m deep. It was formed in the year 934 during one of the largest volcanic eruptions in Iceland in historical times.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Glaciers

  • Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area

  • Langisjór Lake

  • Eldgjá, a canyon and volcano

 

DAY 6  |  Skaftárdalur – Skaftárdalur – 134 km
Row of Craters

  • From the farm Skaftárdalur, we ride east toward Laki, a series of craters that were formed in one of the world’s largest mixed eruptions in recorded history. In 1783, lava flowed across the flat land destroying a large number of farms, stopping just outside the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The total area of the resulting lava field is 565 km². We will go over a small section of it on our way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Lakagígar

  • Fagrifoss Waterfall

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

 

DAY 7  |  Skaftárdalur – Selfoss – 185 km
Fjallabak Region

  • On the last day, there are also surprises. You will be privileged to see an amazing mountain road, which is not common route for most people, so you can count for a really unique experience. The locals call this road Öldufellsleið and it connects Skaftártungur and Rangárvelli. Throughout this spectacular road you will be able to see Mýrdalsjökul and Eyjafjallajökul, two of the most famous glaciers on Iceland. While riding behind the Mýrdalsjökul, we will pass the famous black desert with one of the most beautiful volcanoes Mælifell on our way to a real nature miracle canyon Markarfljótsgljúfur.

  • From this point the next stop is Selfoss, through the Emstrur desolate and lonesome area, that is truly eye-catching and uncanny. Our journey ends here, but experience and memories of this magical adventure will stay for good.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Mýrdalsjökull.

  • Mælifell volcano mountain.

  • Mælifellssandur.

  • Markafljót canyon.

 

DAY 8  |  LAST DAY

Check out and leave your luggage while you enjoy a free day to explore Reykjavik. Your driver will pick you up at the hotel in plenty of time before your flight back to the States.

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

The maximum number of participants for each tour is 7 + 2 riding guides.

The minimum number of participants for the tour to run is 3 people+ 2 riding guides.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Private VIP transfers to and from Keflavik Airport to your hotel in Reykjavik

  • 2 night hotel stay in Reykjavík (Overnight at Fosshotel Raudara or similar.)  Early check-in the day of arrival will be arranged for your comfort. Your second night at the same hotel will be arranged for after the bike trip. (all prices based on single occupancy) 

  • Shuttle to and from your hotel for your Ride.

  • 5 nights in a mountain huts with sleeping bag accommodation and mattresses

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners plus snacks, coffee and water

  • Motorcycle (KTM 690 R) (Husky 701) for 6 days

  • Backup motorcycle when needed (can be different type from KTM 690 R)

  • Motorcycle insurance

  • Fuel for motorcycle

  • Support vehicle with a driver and full support

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Flights to/from Reykjavik/Keflavik

  • Riding gear and helmets

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • The weather on Iceland can differ from day to day and rain is not unusual. Make sure that your clothes really are waterproof. Waterproof socks are a recommendation, since we often ride through water.

  • The temperature can vary from 5 to 15 Celsius degrees, so you need to be well prepared.

  • Remember that a travel insurance is required in case you get ill or injure yourself. Most home insurances also include travel insurance. Check it with your insurance company. A European insurance card is also recommended (if European), it is provided free of charge at the state.

  • Also remember to bring your own bathing/swimming suit for the natural swimming pools and hot tubs.

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