Meeting Point: Iceland Bike Farm, Mörtunga 2, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Meeting Time: 12:00 (PM)
Duration: 4 hours
Biking Distance: 15 (Mostly Downhill)
The Track: Gravel Roads leading through an unreal moss covered lava field
Skill Level: Easy / Family Friendly
Group size: 2-6 persons. Please contact us for bigger groups
Expert local English speaking guide
Full Suspension mountain bikes and helmets
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 volcano and craters in 1783-84.
There we will gear-up with helmet and a headlight and some warm clothing before we enter the caves and take an exhilarating subterranean adventure of exploration. The colors, 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 bike ride. This will take us through the enormous lava flow of Laki, covered with thick and spongy moss, often bright green colored in sunshine, especially after a rain shower.