This is one of our longest tour of Reykjavik and it offers a chance to see the natural side of the city, which is often overlooked by vistors. The tour is hilly and some will find it difficult. Better to make sure you are up for it before we depart.
We leave the city-centre behind and cycle through Laugadalur valley, a beautiful park in the heart of Reykjavik. Located in the valley is the scenic Reykjavik botanical garden and the Laundry Springs (Þvottalaugar). The women of Reykjavik washed their laundry in the hot springs in the valley for centuries. The cultural- and historical exhibition there is very interesting. We then head to Elliðaár-valley, a gorgous valley where two salmon rivers run side by side through the city. The Elliðaár-valley is one of the most beautiful parts of Reykjavik. Here you will find a peaceful area with rivers, waterfalls and lava formations. We then head to Elliðaár-lake and inspect the brand new suburbs built during the boom-years of the Icelandic economy. We cycle through Grafarvogur, a small cove, before we head back to Elliðaár-valley and to the city centre. To finish the tour off we will go for a relaxing to one of Reykjavik’s heated swimming pools, with hot tubs and saunas. Admission to the pool is included in the price.
Guaranteed departures, minimum 3 participants– From June 1st to Sept 1st
1st sept to 1st of may 2014 – On request
|Level||Trip difficulty 3 out of 5: Moderate|
|Departure||Every Mon,Wed,Fri at 09:00 Guaranteed departure – min3 participants|
Our tours are operated from Icelandic Travel Market Tourist Information Center in downtown Reykjavik, the heart of our capital city. 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.Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure Included in this tour :
- Quality bike
- Professional and experienced english speaking guide
- Admission to Árbæjarsafn
- Admission to swimming pool