Iceland - Fire and Ice
Iceland

Iceland - Fire and Ice

from $9,720

Facts

Start / End
Reykjavík
Next Airport
Reykjavik
Tour duration
11 Days vacation, 9 Riding days
Accommodations
Comfortable hotels and guest houses
Distance
Full distance: 2077-2175 km, 1291-1352 miles
Daily distances: 158-308 km, 98-191 miles
Difficulty
Travel Time / Day
Sightseeing
Further info
ADVENTURE tours iconBack-up van iconLuggage transport iconOff-road 2 iconRound trip icon3 to 4 star hotel icon
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
6

Highlights

HveravellirHveravellir
GlaumbærGlaumbær
LandmannalaugarLandmannalaugar
Skaftafell National ParkSkaftafell National Park
HúsavíkHúsavík
DettifossDettifoss
LangjökullLangjökull
VatnajökullVatnajökull
GullfossGullfoss
JökulsárlónJökulsárlón
LakagígarLakagígar
Blue LagoonBlue Lagoon
Geyser StrokkurGeyser Strokkur

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

Iceland is known for its untouched nature, steaming volcanoes and scenic uniqueness. In addition, the island offers breath-taking motorcycle roads. Our motorcycle adventure tour will take you to the most beautiful places along remote roads and breath-taking nature.

Our motorcycle adventure begins in Reykjavik, from there we head North for the Highlands spotting the first majestic geysers and gorgeous waterfalls along the way. The street we will be riding on is the main street of the country, the famous Ring Road or Hringvegur. Later we will replace this road with less frequented gravel roads and then, at the latest, every off-road fan will get his money's worth for days. Even 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, where our motorcycle adventure started a few days ago.

Travel schedule

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

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Prices

from $9,720
per rider in double room (2024)
Price for passenger in double room
$7,350
Single room supplement
$1,480

Media

References

Knee-deep in Niceland

The Australian Motorcyclist published an article of Peter Thoeming about the Edelweiss Iceland Tour. (Issue 56) Great article, enjoy the read!

– Australian Motorcyclist // Peter Thoeming

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.

– 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

Iceland - Fire & Ice

The team of Edelweiss Bike Travel wants to say thank you to Brian Rathjen & Shira Kamil for participating in our Iceland - Fire & Ice tour and for putting together such a great report about our tour in the December issue 2018 of the Backroads Magazine.

– Brian Rathjen & Shira Kamil / Backroads, USA