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Iceland – Fire and Ice 3FI

Iceland

Experience largely unspoiled and pure nature on this tour through the Highlands of Iceland.

Iceland – the land of contrasts – is located just below the Arctic Circle and attracts visitors with its diverse nature and remote roads. On Iceland you will find it all: glaciers, steaming volcanoes, geysers and rolling hills with. Join us on this breath-taking motorcycle ride, get to know some outstandingly friendly people and experience the true meaning of “icy hot“, Icelandic style.

Our Triumph adventure begins in Reykjavik, before we head for the Highlands spotting the first geysers and gorgeous waterfalls along the way. Once we arrive in the North, we will set out on the most famous road in Iceland – the Ring Road or Hringvegur, as the locals call it. Dettifoss is just one of the amazing natural wonders we see en route and as we continue the roads turn from paved to gravel and the area gets more and more remote.

Though the roads invite us to keep rolling, the opportunity to take some pictures of the biggest glacier in Europe, the Vatnajökull, just cannot be missed. We will then ride back to the coast, once again via the Ring Road to arrive back in Reykjavik.


Start/Finish: Reykjavík
Nearest airport: Reykjavik
Duration: 11 days vacation, 9 riding days
Route: Total distance: 1935-1971 km, 1202-1225 miles
Daily distances: 150-300 km, 93-186 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable hotels and one overnight in basic guest house.
Highlights: Hveravellir, Glaumbær, Landmannalaugar, Skaftafell National Park, Húsavík, Dettifoss, Langjökull, Vatnajökull, Geysir Strokkar, Gullfoss, Jökulsárlón, Lakagígar, Blue Lagoon
Minimum number of participants: 6
11 days vacation
9 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavík
Day 2: Reykjavík - Selfoss
Day 3: Selfoss - Sauðárkrókur
Day 4: Sauðárkrókur - Akureyri
Day 5: Akureyri - Húsavík
Day 6: Húsavík - Egilsstaðir
Day 7: Egilsstaðir - Hornafjörður
Day 8: Hornafjörður - Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Day 9: Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Flúðir
Day 10: Flúðir - Reykjavík
Day 11: Departure from Reykjavík

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 7.050,-$ 7.670,-$ 8.590,-
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 7.180,-$ 7.930,-$ 8.850,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 7.050,- *$ 7.670,- *$ 8.590,- *
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 7.180,- *$ 7.930,- *$ 8.850,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 7.050,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 3

Testimonials

In like a Lamb

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to James Nixon for participating in our Iceland - Fire and Ice tour and for putting together such a great report about our tour in the November-December issue 2015 of Cycle Canada.
Published with the permission of Cycle Canada for Edelweiss Bike Travel. Not for resale or distribution.

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James Nixon

Iceland - Fire and Ice

I was looking for a tour being different and found Edelweiss' trip to Iceland. This is a place that seems to be stuck in a different time: Continental plates rubbing against each other, glaciers at close proximity, geysers spouting everywhere, spectacular waterfalls, lakes and lagoons, volcanic rock formations all over the island, black beaches, bubbling volcanoes, weather that changes every hour and the friendliest people you will ever meet. If Brontosaurus came around the next corner it would not be a surprise at all! Michael - our tour guide - had encyclopedic knowledge of this place and provided us with fascinating facts and explanations throughout our journey. The riding was excellent and the carefully chosen routes crisscrossed through Iceland rather than circumnavigating. It provided some off-road sections that took us to places where not many tourists venture. The reward was some amazing scenery and the only challenge was to avoid stopping every few minutes to take more photos of the spectacular sights around us. This was my fourth Edelweiss tour and as always the planning and organization was meticulous from start to finish, including the choices for dinner menues to sample Icelandic specialities like shark, whale, puffin and the best fish soups you will taste anywhere. This tour has something for everybody, I can highly recommend it.

Jörg Pässler, Belgium

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23.07. - 02.08.2017
04.08. - 14.08.2017
16.08. - 26.08.2017
22.07. - 01.08.2018
03.08. - 13.08.2018
15.08. - 25.08.2018
Riding hours per day:
7 to 9 h 
Route grading:
Tough 
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