Meeting Point: Iceland Bike Farm, Mörtunga 2, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Departure: 14:00 PM every day from April until October
Duration: 4 hours
Biking Distance: 15 km (mostly downhill)
The Track: Gravel roads leading through an unreal moss covered lava field
Skill Level: Easy / Family Friendly
Group size: min 4 persons in an open tour
Price: 15.000 isk per adult bringing your own bike
10.000 isk per children up to 15 years old
Bike Rent: 8.000 isk full suspension bike / 5.000 isk kids bike / 15.000 isk e-bike
Expert local English speaking guide
Super jeep shuttle
No guarantee of good weather, only good times!
What you should bring on the tour? A small backpack with your personal equipment and items. Some snacks and drink for the ride as well as warm clothing, good outdoor shoes and warm socks, gloves and cap
The day starts with an exciting super jeep journey up into the Highlands, with expansive views towards Vatnajökull icecap (the third largest extent of continuous glacial ice in the world) and traveling through the second largest lava flow in history of Iceland, the Laki lava.
After few viewing stops along the way, we eventually arrive at the entrance to the biggest volcanic cave system in Europe, only recently discovered, created during the fissure line eruption of Laki craters in 1783-84.
There we will gear-up with helmet and a headlight and some warm clothing before we enter the cave and take an exhilarating subterranean adventure of exploration. The colours, forms and features to be seen within the caves are mesmerizing, not only because of their natural beauty but also because of the volcanic processes that created them; all will be described and explained by your knowledgeable guide.
After a refreshing cave mission, we will prepare ourselves for the 15 km long bike ride. This will take us through the enormous lava flow of Laki, covered with thick and spongy moss on both sides, often bright green coloured after a rain shower.