7 days dual sport tour West Fjords
Selfoss – Bjarkalundur-280 km
This ride takes us from Selfoss, past the Þingvellir National Park, where the oldest continually running parliament in the world first assembled in 930 AD. From there we take a mountain road F550 along the glacier Langjökull to Húsafell. and strands of the countryside to Bjarkalundur for the first night. ….
- Town of Selfoss, Úlfljótsvatn Lake, Nesjavellir Power Station
- Þingvallavatn Lake, Þingvellir (original site of Iceland’s parliament), Þingvallaskógur Forest
- Volcano Skjaldbreiður, Þjófahraun Lava Fields
- Mt. Skriðutindar, Mt. Hlöðufell, Lambahraun Lava Fields
- Húsafell, Langjökull
The Barðaströnd drive. the south coast of the Westfjords. It is simply so amazingly beautiful. With the view over the Breiðafjörður bay, with its hundreds of islands and islets, it is simply breathtaking.Between the mountains, you will find yourself driving narrow fjords, in and out. This ride will take you all the way to Látrabjarg cliff, the westernmost point in Europe.
- Barðarströnd,nice ride trough fjords with wonderful view
- Látrabjarg, Cliff best chance to see puffins in Iceland
- Rauði Sandur, Red Sand Beach
- Patreksfjörður town
Patreiksfjörður to Ísafjörður…. You will see many different fjords, even fjords within fjords, and prepare yourself,,, From mountain passes, you will have an overview of spectacular mountains and fjords, and you will also drive to the bottom of small beautiful fjords with small lakes waterfalls andrivers.At one point the most spectacular waterfall in Iceland will suddenly and almost unexpectedly grab your eye.
- A werry nice Mountain view
- Beautiful Fjords
- Dynjandi Waterfall
- Ísafjorður town
Ísafjörður -Djúpavík… Ísafjörður is on our list of ten most attractive towns and villages in Iceland.Soon after you start your drive, you come to a small village of Súðavík. It is the home of The Arctic Fox Center .The Arctic fox is a fascinating animal in the flora of animals living in the wild in Iceland. As you continue, we can only recommend to enjoy the scenery and the fjords all the way Djúpavík.
- Súðavík Town
- The Arctic Fox Center
- Awesome scenery and fjords
- Djúpavík town
Djúpavík–Ófeigsfjörður-Djúpavík (return)–113 km.
Strandir …… It is probably the shortest of the six scenic days but it takes you to the most remote places inhabited in Iceland. Djúpavík used to be one of the busiest villages in Iceland, but only for a very short period. Located at the Reykjarjförður on the east coast of the West fjords, it was never an ideal site for a village or a town. in 1934. A Herring factory was built Then, in 1944 the herring stock started declining and vanished altogether in 1948. All the residents moved away, and the buildings were abandoned to rot. From Djúpavík we ride the steep coast line with spectacular senery all the way to the very end of a drive/ride able road in Ófeigsfjörður. From there,it́s only possible to walk the rest of this area. On this way we pass another abandoned herring factory that was built in 1942-1944 and closed down 1952. These abandoned factories are kind of art in a way.A perfect photographic senery with a blend of cracked concrete and rusty steel keeping lot of stories. On our return we take a bath in special pool „Krossneslaug wich is located in the rocky seashore. From the pool it ́s a return to Djúpavík where we spend the night.
- Djúpavík town
- Krossaneslaug,a werry nice pool located in th rocky seashore
- Drangsnes a small fisherman’s town
- Hólmavík town
- Borðeyri a smallest village in Iceland
- Stykkishólmur town
Riding the coastline to Drangsnes. Drangsnes is a very special and beautiful located fisherman’s town where you can see a small Island„Grímsey“ just a reach out. From Drangsnes back to Hólmavík and then the old way to Borðeyri, wich is the smallest village in Iceland with only 13 inhabitants. Next Laxárdalsheiði to Bíldudalur where we tank.
- Borgarnes town
- Hvalfjörður,whale fjord
- Þingvellir National Park
From Stykkishólmur we take the old montain road (kellingaskarð,which is not official anymore) to the south part of Snæfellsnes and then we ride so called “Mýrar” a long flat area to Borgarnes.Borgarnes is a very popular place to have a short stop (tanking/eating) when travelling between south and north Iceland on F1. From Borgarnes we ride to Skorradalsvatn (lake) and over Dragháls to Hvalfjörður which was a part of F1, but now there is a undersea tunnel passing the fjord. Hvalfjörður translates to,,Whale-fjord,,because it was a common place to see whales in the early days. It is very beautiful and fun to ride, with a lot of turns. In 1948 there was built a whale cutting factory. It was closed down in 1989 and opened again in 2009 and is still active to day. Then we ride along Kjósaskarðsvegur to Þingvellir National Park and back to Selfoss where we started.
Included in the price:
- Pick up at any hotel in Reykjavík and drive back when we arrive last riding day
- 6 nights in a hotel
- 6 breakfasts
- Motorcycle (KTM 690 R) (Husky 701) for 7 days
- Backup motorcycle when needed (can be different type from KTM 690 R)
- Motorcycle insurance
- Fuel for motorcycle
How to book a trip with Ride With Locals:
You may book a trip with Ride With Locals by filling out the registration form on the website.
The maximum number of participants for each tour is 7 + 2 riding guides from Ride With Locals.
The minimum number of participants for the tour to run is 3 people+ 2 riding guides from Ride With Locals.
Not included in the price:
- Flights to/from Reykjavik/Keflavik
- Hotel in Reykjavík the night before and after the trip
- Riding gear and helmets
*You can book flights to/from Reykjavik/Keflavik from several destinations in Europe and the rest of the world.
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.