Bicycle Touring

The Best Bicycle Touring Trails in Iceland

622 trails

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Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of Bike through Reykjavik and Seltjarnarnes Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south
  • A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    25.27mi
    Elevation +
    1450f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn Photo of A trip to Gljúfrasteinn

    Gljúfrasteinn was the home of our Nobel Price winner in Literature 1955, Halldór Laxnes. The house was converted into a museum, where the author´s mome is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there. We biked...

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  • Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.63mi
    Elevation +
    689f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south Photo of Trail from Reykjavík to highway 1 south

    Easy trail to get to highway 1 south, towards Vík and eastfjords without having to go through traffic. The trail starts by Hilton Hotel and ends by highway 1.Where the trail shifts you can choose between going straight a...

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  • Reykjavík and surounding cities

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Seltjarnarnes, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    21.70mi
    Elevation +
    791f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Reykjavík and surounding cities Photo of Reykjavík and surounding cities Photo of Reykjavík and surounding cities

    Biked through Reykjavík, Kópavogur and Garðabær, Over the lava in Garðabær where I took aerial photo of the trail. and through Kopavogur up Valley of Elliðaár, by Indian Canyon like we called it when we were children, ov...

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  • near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.74mi
    Elevation +
    400f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of A trail from downtown Reykjavík to highway 1 north. Photo of A trail from downtown Reykjavík to highway 1 north. Photo of A trail from downtown Reykjavík to highway 1 north.

    This trail starts by the concert house downtown, it takes you by the shore most of the way and to Mosfellsbær were you get to highway 1 north without having to bike in heavy traffic in Reykjavík. Nothing on streets just ...

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  • Husafell - Reykjavik Iceland via Kaldidalur

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Ás, Vesturland (Ísland)
    Distance
    71.57mi
    Elevation +
    13553f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Husafell - Reykjavik Iceland via Kaldidalur Photo of Husafell - Reykjavik Iceland via Kaldidalur Photo of Husafell - Reykjavik Iceland via Kaldidalur

    First half of this track is gravel. Mostly good. Spectacular landscape with glaciers on both hands. The best part of this route is for sure from Husefell to Thingvellir. Very low traffic (almost none). But after Thingve...

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  • Kaldidalur - Husafell Iceland

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    56.00mi
    Elevation +
    6040f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Kaldidalur - Husafell Iceland Photo of Kaldidalur - Husafell Iceland Photo of Kaldidalur - Husafell Iceland

    From highland road Kaldidalur over Uxahryggi. Down Lundareykjadalur on good gravel road with almost no traffic. After Lundareykjadalur to the rest is good paved road with low traffic. On the way is geothermal pool of Kle...

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  • Tveggja bjóra Kidda hringur

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Seltjarnarnes, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    11.80mi
    Elevation +
    351f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Tveggja bjóra Kidda hringur Photo of Tveggja bjóra Kidda hringur

    Some years ago I and my friend Kristmundur biked this round every wednesday after work. We stopped at Nauthol for two beers and sometimes for Gammel Dansk also. And then we stopped for a smoke pause in the botanical Gard...

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  • Arnurstapi - Grundarfjordur

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Stapi, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    45.16mi
    Elevation +
    1729f
    TrailRank
    19

    A terrific ride along the west and north coast of the Snaefells peninsula, including riding through a national park encompassing the mighty Snaefellsjokul glacier. Nice towns of Hellissandur, Rif and Olafsvik provide goo...

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  • Reykjavik - Fesktikla

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    55.53mi
    Elevation +
    2320f
    TrailRank
    19

    Riding a bike out of Reykjavik can be a little challenging, but once you're out of town, the landscape is tremendous. As a note, Highway 1 (Ring Road) has a tunnel under the Hvalfjord inlet, just south of Borgarnes. Cycl...

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  • Islandia SurOeste

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Ytri-Njarðvík, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    633.70mi
    Elevation +
    46877f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Islandia SurOeste Photo of Islandia SurOeste Photo of Islandia SurOeste

    ANTECEDENTES/MOTIVACIONES En el verano de 2014 tuve la oportunidad de viajar por primera vez a este hermoso país. Fue una estancia corta de sólo unos días y, en aquella ocasión, me desplacé en un coche de alquiler....

    Enhorabuena. Gracias por compartir esta experiencia. Ya me gustaría poder tener un mes libre y dedicarlo a una ruta de...
    Antonio Aguilera
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  • Grundarfjordur - Stykkishólmur

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Grundarfjörþur, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    24.70mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    16

    A short, pleasant ride to the seaside town of Stykkishólmur, the gateway to the West Fjords of Iceland. There is a moderate climb just east of Grundarfjordur.

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  • Edborg - Arnurstapi

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Kolbeinsstaðir, Vesturland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    47.62mi
    Elevation +
    830f
    TrailRank
    16

    A glorious ride along the south coast of the Snaefells peninsula. Tremendous scenery, great little guesthouses/cafes along the way, and if the weather cooperates, a great view of the Snaefelljokulll glacier near the end.

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  • 2007 | Iceland - The Interior

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    580.75mi
    Elevation +
    51385f
    TrailRank
    15
    Photo of 2007 | Iceland - The Interior

    In August 2007 Rudi and I cycle in the south-west part of Iceland. We pass through sizzling Kerlingarfjoll and overwhelming Landmannalaugar. We also cycle in the middle of nowhere on a deserted jeep track. In three weeks...

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  • 2011 | Iceland - Around the Vatnajökull

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Keflavík, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    1015.18mi
    Elevation +
    70367f
    TrailRank
    15
    Photo of 2011 | Iceland - Around the Vatnajökull

    In July 2011 Rudi and I cycle in Iceland around Vatnajökull area. We ride through beautiful green valleys with river deltas, cross vast stone deserts, find our way through moss-covered lava fields and cycle along rugged ...

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  • 2013 | Iceland - Road to Askja

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Ísland)
    Distance
    1111.85mi
    Elevation +
    76801f
    TrailRank
    15
    Photo of 2013 | Iceland - Road to Askja

    In the summer of 2013 Rudi and cycle in Iceland for the third time. This time our route follows the F210/208 (Fjallabaksvegur) to Skaelingar and Landmannalaugar, the F910 to Askja and Snaefell and the F206/207 to Lakagig...

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  • near Hella, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    607.04mi
    Elevation +
    50476f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo of Vuelta a Islandia por sus Highlands y Golden Circle. Photo of Vuelta a Islandia por sus Highlands y Golden Circle. Photo of Vuelta a Islandia por sus Highlands y Golden Circle.

    Esta es nuestra particular vuelta a Islandia en donde saliendo de Hella, nos dirigimos a Lanmannalaugar siempre por carreteras secundarios para enfrentarnos al reto de cruzar la Sprengisandur en completa autonomía ya que...

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  • Islandia: Highlands y Golden circle

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    695.68mi
    Elevation +
    25230f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of Islandia: Highlands y Golden circle Photo of Islandia: Highlands y Golden circle Photo of Islandia: Highlands y Golden circle

    Nuestra particular travesía con alforjas en este inhóspito y espectacular país, más de 1100 km de los cuales unos 850 km en bici y el resto en autobús. Nuestro periplo empieza en Keyflavik, en un guesthouse muy cercano ...

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  • near Reykjanesbær, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    698.50mi
    Elevation +
    70735f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Islandia, Golden Circle en las Highlands y fiordos en el Norte Photo of Islandia, Golden Circle en las Highlands y fiordos en el Norte Photo of Islandia, Golden Circle en las Highlands y fiordos en el Norte

    Magnífico y duro viaje de pedaleo en Islandia. Magnífico porque la isla ofrece paisajes con mucho contraste y muy peculiares, desde el verde de los fiordos al negro del páramo en las Highlands. El viaje es duro porque la...

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  • ISLANDIA Pingvellir - Reykjavik

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Laugarvatn, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    30.43mi
    Elevation +
    738f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo of ISLANDIA Pingvellir - Reykjavik Photo of ISLANDIA Pingvellir - Reykjavik Photo of ISLANDIA Pingvellir - Reykjavik

    La noche lloviendo y a la mañana la misma. No hay bus hasta la tarde, de forma que nos la jugamos. Última etapa para ganar la capital que se convierte pronto en un infierno. Calados hasta el tuétano bajo el intenso aguac...

    Gracias por otra buena ruta hecha. saludos
    Alex Garcia de Saro
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  • near Hvolsvöllur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    41.00mi
    Elevation +
    3642f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Islandia SurOeste. DIA 5: Hvolsvöllur - Heimaey Photo of Islandia SurOeste. DIA 5: Hvolsvöllur - Heimaey Photo of Islandia SurOeste. DIA 5: Hvolsvöllur - Heimaey

    Inicio por carretera con largas rectas. Al fondo, según marchamos, contemplaremos el glaciar Eyjafjallajökull. Un poco antes de la conocida cascada de Seljalandsfoss, giraremos a la derecha para tomar la carretera 254 en...

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  • ISLANDIA Hella - Landmannalaguar II

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    Bicycle Touring
    near Fludir, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    40.89mi
    Elevation +
    2152f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of ISLANDIA Hella - Landmannalaguar II Photo of ISLANDIA Hella - Landmannalaguar II Photo of ISLANDIA Hella - Landmannalaguar II

    Alucinante jornada adentrándonos en uno de los paraísos de esta fabulosa isla. Primero por las faldas del volcán Hekla, y luego cruzando inmensos brazos de ríos con los glaciares al lado. Impresionante. De una belleza in...

    Desde que he descubierto tus rutas voy metódicamente haciéndolas todas
    Alex Garcia de Saro
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