Join us for a tour of the „steamy peninsula“ Reykjanes, located on the southwestern tip of Iceland. This lunar landscape with craters and hot springs will leave a strong impression!
We pick up our cyclists at a Reykjavik hotel and drive to the famous Blue Lagoon. Our journey begins by cycling from the lagoon through gently rolling terrains with a magnificent, mountainous panorama view. We cylce to Eldvörp, a row of craters northwest of the village Grindavik. These stunning craters were formed in the Reykjanes Fires 1210-1240 AD in the Svartsengi volcanic system. This area was used by the Apollo flight crew to practice moon walking. This beautiful landscape with craters and lava is one of a kind! Steam can be seen flowing from one crater, the temperature inside measuring around 80° C.
We continue cycling, biking to the fishing village Grindavik. We cycle to Hópsnes, a beautiful cape with lighthouses, shipwreks and pounding waves. This coastline is home to vast birdlife. Our tour ends with a swim in the Blue Lagoon, a great way to end a wonderful day of cycling! This famous lagoon is made of warm geothermal seawater with natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae. The lagoon has been voted the best medical spa worldwide and has for years been awarded the Blue Flag environmental recognition granted to natural beaches. After unwinding in the lagoon we drive our cyclists back to Reykjavik- relaxed and enriched with the breathtaking raw nature Iceland has to offer!
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||22 km|
|Level||Trip difficulty 3 out of 5: Moderate|
|Departure||Every Wed,Sun morning at 09:00 from May 15th to Sept 15th. *Contact for other days|
|Note||Bring warm clothing,rain gear,good shoes,bathing suit and towel,good gloves|
Departure/Meeting Point: Our tours will be operated from Bike Company main office 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. It´s also possible to get pickup to your hotel Included:
- Pickup to hotel
- All transport
- An experienced English speaking guide
- High quality mountain bike
- Admission to Blue Lagoon