Hengill is a volcano that lies in Iceland’s western volcanic belt, last erupting two thousand years ago.The area surrounding the volcano is mystical and unforgetable – it is a combination of rolling hills and mossy lava fields with hot springs and steaming fumaroles. The Hengill area has various trails for bikers- an amazing experience awaits you!
The tour begins with a stop at the Hellisheiði power plant were you will learn about the unique Hengill area before our journey begins. The plant offers a high quality multimedia exhibition about the utilization of Iceland’s natural hot water resources. The exhibition provides detailed information about the history, wildlife and various activities the Hengill area has to offer visitors. The exhibitions also provides information about the processing plant and power utilization in the Hengill area. Staff at the exhibition will provide answers to your questions and ensure that your visit is educational and enjoyable!
We then begin our journey by cycling along Skardsmýrarfjall mountain and into Fremstadal valley- riding a couple of times though the Hengladalsá valley river. Our destination is Klambragil, a ravine where we will take a break from biking and relax in an outdoor naturally heated brook- one of the stunning sites of nature Iceland has to offer. We then continue cycling, riding along Ölkelduhnjúk mountain on a single track trail. The landscape along this trail is magnificent- you will be surrounded by lava fields and hot springs. We cycle down Reykjadalur valley with the option of bathing in a natural hot river. The valley is a part of a high-temperature area with boiling hot springs. Cycling towards and through Hveragerði village. Known for its hot springs and green houses.
This tour offers an unforgetable journey to one of the most breathtaking areas of Iceland. Remember to take your bathing suite for those of you interested in relaxing in a beautiful hot brook or taking a swim in swimming pool.
All of our participants are supplied and fitted with bikes and safety helmets for your tour and our guide will tend to your every need. Before taking to the bike there will be a bicycle orientation and tour safety talk.
|Biking distance||25 km /15,5 miles|
|Level||Trip difficulty 4 out of 5: Challenging|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures (min 2 participants ) every Tue and Fri at 09:00 from May 15th to Sept 15th *Contact for other days Sept 15th to May 15 th – on request|
|Note||Bring warm clothing,rain gear,good shoes, bathing suit and towel|
Our tours are operated from Bike Company main office, Bankastræti 2 in downtown Reykjavik, the heart of our capital city. Hotel pickup is available upon request in the Reykjavik area. The house in Bankastræti 2 is one of the Reykjavik´s oldest buildings, built in the middle of the 19th century. We look forward to seeing you.
It´s also possible to get pickup to your hotel
Included in this tour :
- Quality bike
- Experienced english speaking guide
- Pickup to hotel