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Iceland: Fire and Ice Adventure

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.


Tour Details

Road Conditions

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!

Lodgings

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.

Tour Difficulty

Experienced

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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

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Iceland: Fire and Ice Adventure Itinerary

 Visit the thermal hot springs The Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik

Day
1

July 31st:

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.

 
Day
2

August 1st:

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.

Check out the Geyser that sprouts every few minutes

Day
3

August 2nd:

Vik to Djupivogur (400 km)

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.

 
Day
4

August 3rd:

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.

Stare in awe at the largest glacier in Europe

Day
5

August 4th:

Reykjahlið to Akureyri (160 km)

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.
 
Day
6

August 5th:

Akureyri to Daeli Vididalur (180 km)

Spend the morning wandering the streets of Akureyri before we head to our farm. Stay in Vididalur valley.

Stay at a horse riding retreat.

Day
7

August 6th:

Vididalur to Heydalur (320 km)

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!

 Enjoying the view at Myrdalssandur Iceland

Day
8

August 7th:

Heydalur to Bildudalur (270 km)

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.
Ride the beautiful Westfjords of Iceland
 
Day
9

August 8th:

Bildudalur to Bjarkarlundur (220 km)

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.
Fresh fish for lunch in Isafjordur village Taking a break by one of Iceland´s countless waterfalls One of Iceland´s many fishing villages
 
Day
10

August 9th:

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!

Just when you think it over, iceland sweeps you off your feet again.

Day
11

August 10th:

Snaefellsnes to Reykjavik (200 km)

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!
 
Day
12

August 11th:

Fly home or continue on!

Waterfall after stunning waterfall.. Can this place be real?

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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

Blog

Read our blog about the iceland Scout Trip

Photos

Photos from previous Iceland Fire & Ice trips HERE

To Book This Tour:

To secure a spot for our Iceland Fire and Ice Adventure,  please register and pay $1,000 deposit.


Travel:

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.

Reading:

Lonely Planet Iceland

Money:

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.)

Enjoy the ride in Iceland Puffin at the most western point in Europe The colourful fishing village Siglufjordur

Arrival day:

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.

Visa/Passport:

A Visa is not required for entry into Iceland. Your passport must not expire 6 months from the date of entry.

Tour Size:

6 - 10 riders

Gear:

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.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:


Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

Also bring:

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.

Iceland is a must.

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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
Flags

Jul 31st 2014 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Saturday, May 31st 2014

Type of Tour: Dirt and Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 10,200
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 12,300
  • Couples *: US $ 16,700
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Jul 30th 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Monday, Jun 1st 2015

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 10,200
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 12,300
  • Couples *: US $ 16,700
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Guided by:



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Motorcycle Included in Price


Motorcycle Upgrade Prices


Included in this tour

  • BMW F650 Single (10 riding days)
  • Accomodations (11 nights)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Professional and Experienced MotoQuest Guide on motorcycles
  • Staff mechanic
  • Support vehicle (carrying spare parts, tools, luggage and extra motorcycle)
  • Support Driver with satellite phone for emergencies
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Copy of Photos taken on the trip

Excluded in this tour


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Contact

MotoQuest
4346 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99517
info@motoquest.com
1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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