Circumnavigate Iceland, land of Ice and Fire, with the largest glacier in Europe and one of the most volcanically active regions in the world. Ride roads built by vikings, through lava fields, and maybe even learn to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull. Do some adventure riding and eat some adventure food on an isolated island in the Atlantic. Ride in and out of pristine fjords in this magical landscape so similar to the surface of the moon that the astronauts visited for lunar training.
The roads are mostly excellent pavement with portions of hard-packed dirt. Some of the roads have sections of loose gravel. THIS IS A GREAT COUPLES TRIP!
Range from western-style hotels to comfortable country-style inns. A couple of nights the group will be staying in very remote locations in farm-style locations whereby the meals are cooked by the proprietors in a very personal atmosphere.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
Visit the world famous Blue Lagoon
Ride the Westfjords
Ride in a country that has been settled since 600 AD
Ride roads built by vikings and berserkers
See geysers and hot springs
See Iceland's famous horses
Ride through lava beds
Visit a site from Journey to the Center of the Earth
Ride virtually uninhabited landscapes, with no traffic and endless twisties
Ride a BMW GS
Iceland: Fire and Ice Adventure Itinerary
Thursday, July 30th:
Arrive at Keflavik International Aiport and travel to Reykjavik with a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon Hot Springs along the way. Stay in the heart of Reykjavik near the world famous Hallgrimschurch.
Reykjavik to Vik (200 km)
Depart Reykjavik and head to Vik, riding by Iceland’s geothermal pipeline, an amazing achievement with over 85% percent of houses in Iceland being heated with geothermal energy. Visit waterfalls, geysers and glaciers along the way, and stay along the southern coast.
Depart Vik, take a side trip north into the lava fields and see an old Viking fishing village. Ride past the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull and head to the fishing village of Djupivogur.
Djupivogur to Reykjahlið (310 km)
Depart Djupivogur and spend the day riding in and out of fjords along the eastern coast before heading towards “Hell”, the name given to the volcanic crater near Myvatn. We spend the night in Hotel Skulagardur, located near the most powerfulwaterfall in Europe, Dettifoss.
Today we head east and cross the spot where the Eurasian and North American Tectonic plates meet in Iceland, where they are literally tearing the island in half, and head to the capital of northern Iceland, Akureyri. Spend some time exploring the Motorcycle Museum of Iceland and try Iceland's great speciality, Hakarl - putrefied shark.
Akureyri to Daeli Vididalur (180 km)
Spend the morning wandering the streets of Akureyri before we head to our farm. Stay in Vididalur valley.
Today we head into the Westfjords, the most remote and isolated part of Iceland, where we ride along deserted and twisty roads along the fjords. We have another farm stay tonight, enjoy northern lights while relaxing in the hot springs on site!
Spend the day winding in and out of fjords today, exploring dirt roads and the possibility of riding alongside whales on one side, waterfalls on the other. Visit the witchcraft museum and learn about some of the magic of the Westfjords.
We take a side trip today to Latrabjarg (Bjargtangar), the westernmost point in Iceland and also of Europe. The nearest land due south is the Antarctic.
Bjarkarlundur to Langaholt on the Snaefellsnes peninsula (275 km)
We depart the Westfjords today and ride up to the Snæfellsjökull glacier, made famous by Jules Verne in the Journey to the Center of the Earth. Ride through the national park and just when you thought it was almost over we get some of the best views of the trip!
Today we return to Reykjavik, enjoying our last few waterfalls and isolated roadways before heading into the capital city. Join us for a farewell dinner tonight!
Monday, August 10th:
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Photos from previous Iceland Fire & Ice trips HERE
To secure a spot for our Iceland Fire and Ice Adventure, please register and pay $1,000 deposit.
Arrive and depart from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) For any other travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 for advice. To arrange your air fare, contact our travel agent Sally at: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or (907) 562- 2213. Just tell her you are part of the MotoQuest Iceland fire and Ice Tour.
Icelandic Krona (ISK). Please note that meals are not included in the tour price. We recommend that you budget about US$120 per day for food and gas (this is just an estimate of expenses and is not including adult beverages.)
Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license and international drivers license.
A Visa is not required for entry into Iceland. Your passport must not expire 6 months from the date of entry.
6 - 10 riders
Bring riding gear that is warm and waterproof (a riding suit with pads is best).
Riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.
For Women we recommend:
Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear
Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.Back to Top
I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move.
Olafur Eliasson ”