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Iceland Backcountry ADV Motorcycle Tour

DURATION

8 days/7 nights

DISTANCE

COUNTRY DESTINATION

Iceland

STARTS

Reykjavik, Iceland

ENDS

Reykjavik, Iceland

TOUR STYLE

ADVENTURE+

8 days/7 nights

DATES

July 08 – 15, 2023

July 31 – August 07, 2023

A more challenging, rewarding and memorable MotoDiscovery Icelandic adventure riding experience

TOUR CHARACTER

The Iceland ADV Backcountry Tour is rated as ADVENTURE + and is one of our more intense off-road riding offerings. Participants must be experienced off-road riding enthusiasts with better than average skills, physicality and prior exposure to the multitude of motorcycle riding environments one can encounter in the enduro and ADV touring world. Riders can expect varying degrees of riding challenges from river and stream crossings to rocky terrain accessing some of Icelands most beautiful and less traveled areas of the island. No camping will be a part of this unique motorcycle adventure however in some cases, accommodations will be primitive. Single occupancy accommodations will only occasionally be available therefore expect to share rooms on some occasions.

There will be full support with a vehicle following riders when and where possible and guided by locals along with our Iceland born MotoDiscovery staff team. Motorcycles will be the aggressive KTM 690 Adventure and its cousin, the Husqvarna 701, perfect for those who wish to have a higher level of performance to meet the demands of the road. For those who like an even more aggressive lighter bike we will have KTM 450 dual sport available. If you’ve tackled the roads of Americas Backcountry Discovery Routes, or a veteran Baja rider, you’ll find the Iceland ADV Backcountry Tour to be as exciting a ride as you will find anywhere in the world, accented with stunning scenery, heart pounding challenges and riding thrills. This ride is not for the inexperienced rider. Groups will be limited to 10 participants plus staff. Iceland has a very narrow riding season which means high demand and some urgency in making early reservations to secure your position on the tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Iceland. It is often referred to as the “land of fire and ice”. With 32 active volcanoes and the biggest glaciers in Europe, this large North Atlantic island rests just south of the Arctic providing the perfect destination for adventure motorcycle touring.
  • Arriving in the capital city of Reykjavik, you’ll have one night to explore the town and get your rhythm after your flight, about 5 1/2 hours out of New York, with numerous non-stop flights from major USA hubs.
  • Time to ride. With transfers arranged, you’ll be geared up for a short drive to our base in the village of Selfoss where your adv motorcycles await.  Into the mountains you’ll ride to the direction of Þórisvatn, Iceland’s largest lake. The scenery begins to fill your view quickly, encountering crashing waterfalls including Háifoss which is the second highest in the country.  Don’t expect luxury this night. The lodging is a simple but comfortable traditional Icelandic highland hut, but the bonding will begin as together we prepare fresh Icelandic fish and steak.
  • From Jökulheimar our ride will start going through Veiðivatnahraun Lava Field and the Central Highlands of Iceland. The Veiðivötn Lakes create a magnificent highland oasis. Some of the very best brown trout and arctic char fishing in Iceland (or anywhere) is found here. Then it’s on to Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. In the old days, the Vikings, the first settlers called Hekla, “the Gateway to Hell”. 
  • The Fjallabak region takes its name from the numerous wild and rugged mountains with deeply incised valleys. Riding there is like being in the Lord of the Rings story. The hot pools at Landmannalaugar, where we will bathe are one of many manifestations of geothermal activity in the area.
  • Vik is the most southern populated point on the island, a village of only 300 on the “Ring Road”, surrounded by stunning scenery and deserving of two nights. Your free day can be spent leisurely exploring on two wheels, or on foot. You’ll appreciate this touch from MotoDiscovery. More than just a ride!
  • The service. It is a MotoDiscovery tradition. This more intensive off road ADV tour will be supported by a follow up vehicle providing riders with elevated confidence and convenience.
  • Group size limited to eight riders plus staff.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Day 2: Transfer to Selfoss, ride to Jökulheimar

Day 3: Hungurfit

Day 4: Vík

Day 5: Vík 

Day 6: Strútur

Day 7: Selfoss

Day 8: Fly out

PRICE

Rental Husqvarna 701 → 7895 USD

Rental KTM 690 Adventure →7895 USD

Rental KTM 450 Dual Sport →7895 USD

Single occupancy supplement (limited availability) → TBD USD

Deposit per person  → 1000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

8 days/7 nights

DATES

July 08 – 15, 2023

July 31 – August 07, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights’ accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Transfers to and from Reykjavik to tour base at Selfoss
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on riding days
  • Icelandic tour leaders on motorcycle
  • Support /luggage vehicle with Icelandic MotoDiscovery tour specialist
  • Rental of either KTM 690 Adventure or 701 Husqvarna motorcycle and insurance
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Pre-tour Information packet
  • Maps and GPS waypoints
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare to and from Iceland
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Entrances or permits to parks, monuments etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff gratuities and any fees for requested additional services

TOUR CHARACTER

The Iceland ADV Backcountry Tour is rated as ADVENTURE + and is one of our more intense off-road riding offerings. Participants must be experienced off-road riding enthusiasts with better than average skills, physicality and prior exposure to the multitude of motorcycle riding environments one can encounter in the enduro and ADV touring world. Riders can expect varying degrees of riding challenges from river and stream crossings to rocky terrain accessing some of Icelands most beautiful and less traveled areas of the island. No camping will be a part of this unique motorcycle adventure however in some cases, accommodations will be primitive. Single occupancy accommodations will only occasionally be available therefore expect to share rooms on some occasions.

There will be full support with a vehicle following riders when and where possible and guided by locals along with our Iceland born MotoDiscovery staff team. Motorcycles will be the aggressive KTM 690 Adventure and its cousin, the Husqvarna 701, perfect for those who wish to have a higher level of performance to meet the demands of the road. For those who like an even more aggressive lighter bike we will have KTM 450 dual sport available. If you’ve tackled the roads of Americas Backcountry Discovery Routes, or a veteran Baja rider, you’ll find the Iceland ADV Backcountry Tour to be as exciting a ride as you will find anywhere in the world, accented with stunning scenery, heart pounding challenges and riding thrills. This ride is not for the inexperienced rider. Groups will be limited to 10 participants plus staff. Iceland has a very narrow riding season which means high demand and some urgency in making early reservations to secure your position on the tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Iceland. It is often referred to as the “land of fire and ice”. With 32 active volcanoes and the biggest glaciers in Europe, this large North Atlantic island rests just south of the Arctic providing the perfect destination for adventure motorcycle touring.
  • Arriving in the capital city of Reykjavik, you’ll have one night to explore the town and get your rhythm after your flight, about 5 1/2 hours out of New York, with numerous non-stop flights from major USA hubs.
  • Time to ride. With transfers arranged, you’ll be geared up for a short drive to our base in the village of Selfoss where your adv motorcycles await.  Into the mountains you’ll ride to the direction of Þórisvatn, Iceland’s largest lake. The scenery begins to fill your view quickly, encountering crashing waterfalls including Háifoss which is the second highest in the country.  Don’t expect luxury this night. The lodging is a simple but comfortable traditional Icelandic highland hut, but the bonding will begin as together we prepare fresh Icelandic fish and steak.
  • From Jökulheimar our ride will start going through Veiðivatnahraun Lava Field and the Central Highlands of Iceland. The Veiðivötn Lakes create a magnificent highland oasis. Some of the very best brown trout and arctic char fishing in Iceland (or anywhere) is found here. Then it’s on to Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. In the old days, the Vikings, the first settlers called Hekla, “the Gateway to Hell”. 
  • The Fjallabak region takes its name from the numerous wild and rugged mountains with deeply incised valleys. Riding there is like being in the Lord of the Rings story. The hot pools at Landmannalaugar, where we will bathe are one of many manifestations of geothermal activity in the area.
  • Vik is the most southern populated point on the island, a village of only 300 on the “Ring Road”, surrounded by stunning scenery and deserving of two nights. Your free day can be spent leisurely exploring on two wheels, or on foot. You’ll appreciate this touch from MotoDiscovery. More than just a ride!
  • The service. It is a MotoDiscovery tradition. This more intensive off road ADV tour will be supported by a follow up vehicle providing riders with elevated confidence and convenience.
  • Group size limited to eight riders plus staff.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik

Day 2: Transfer to Selfoss, ride to Jökulheimar

Day 3: Hungurfit

Day 4: Vík

Day 5: Vík 

Day 6: Strútur

Day 7: Selfoss

Day 8: Fly out

PRICE

Rental Husqvarna 701 → 7895 USD

Rental KTM 690 Adventure →7895 USD

Rental KTM 450 Dual Sport →7895 USD

Single occupancy supplement (limited availability) → TBD USD

Deposit per person  → 1000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

8 days/7 nights

DATES

July 08 – 15, 2023

July 31 – August 07, 2023

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights’ accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Transfers to and from Reykjavik to tour base at Selfoss
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on riding days
  • Icelandic tour leaders on motorcycle
  • Support /luggage vehicle with Icelandic MotoDiscovery tour specialist
  • Rental of either KTM 690 Adventure or 701 Husqvarna motorcycle and insurance
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • Pre-tour Information packet
  • Maps and GPS waypoints
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare to and from Iceland
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Entrances or permits to parks, monuments etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff gratuities and any fees for requested additional services

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If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.