Percurso

Day 1 – Origin – Reykjavík

  • Arrival in the airport, where you will meet the Moto Travel Tours’ guides. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Dia 2 – Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Start of the city tour, comprising visits to: downtown, the National Museum, Hofdi House, Solfarid and the Cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja. In the afternoon, we will head to the Blue Lagoon, crossing the legendary dark lava fields that create Reykjanes’ eerie, magnetic lunar landscape. The Blue Lagoon is an outdoor salt-water geothermal spa, where the water, rich in minerals, surfaces at an average temperature of 37o to 39o C (98o to 102o F), providing a relaxing and healthy environment and making this a truly beautiful sight. This incredible spa will surely help you unwind after yesterday’s flight, letting you breathe in your surroundings and bringing you the right balance between body, mind and soul.

Day 3 – Reykjavík – West Coast

  • Breakfast at the hotel and motorcycle collection.
  • We begin this day on the road riding towards the Icelandic West Coast. Passing through the city of Borgarnes, we head to the Snaefellsnes peninsula, with the Eldborg crater as a welcoming sight. We will then visit the lighthouse of Arnarstapi, the town of Hellnar and the volcanic plugs of basalt at Lóndrangar, which promptly invite us to a quick walk around the area. Back in our motorcycles, we will ride around the grandiose volcano covered by the Snaefell glacier (Snaefelljökull), especially noteworthy for hiding the passageway that leads directly to the Earth’s core in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Day 4 – West Coast – Patreksfjordur “West Fjords”

  • Breakfast at the hotel. We ride to the West Fjords, crossing the Breidarfjördur on the ferry-boat. Along the way we will find Flatey, one of the largest islands of the hundreds that make up this fjord. After passing through Flókalandur, we continue along the West Fjords, a blessed region with a unique energy, where the gravel and dirt roads will lead us to rocky formation and impressive cliffs. A truly unforgettable ride along these edgy fjords, where the mesmerizing landscape will roll before our eyes and the many bird sanctuaries will keep us good company.

Day 5 – Patreksfjordur – Isafjördur “West Fjords”

  • Breakfast at the hotel. The journey starts with a ride to knowing the West Fjords where we will find one of the most amazing views. Along the way to Bildudalur, we climb mountains with truly unique view over the ocean, until we reach the Dynjandi waterfalls. From here, we continue along the beautiful fjords, lodging at Isafjördur.

Day 6 – Isafjördur – Glaumbaer – Skagafjordur

  • Breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with a climb to the Bolafjall Mountain, where we will find one of the most impressive panoramic views over Iceland, from where we can even see Greenland on a clear day. A truly extraordinary view over Isafjarardjúp and Jökulfirdir.
  • A short while later, at the Skaga fjord (Skagafjördur), we will visit the Glaumbaer, a traditional farm (Laufás) of thatched roof dwellings, today one of Iceland’s most famous ethnographic museums.

Day 7 – Skagafjordur –Akureyri – Godafoss – Mývatn – Húsavík

  • After breakfast, we begin the day by heading to Akureyri, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all Iceland’s cities. We continue to Godafoss (literally, “waterfall of the gods”), which stands today still as the symbol of the Christianization of Iceland. We continue to the Mývatn Lake, Conservation Area since 1974, where we can see the pseudo-caters of Skutusstadir, the basalt formations and petrified magma (Dimmuborgir), the volcanic craters of Hverfell and Viti at the volcanic region of the Krafla and the fumaroles and mud pots (Namaskard). You will have the option to enjoy a relaxing bath at the geothermal pool of Mývatn, where the water surfaces from over 2500 m (1.5 mi) below the subsoil, with unique minerals and a multitude of microorganisms. From here, we proceed to the coastal city of Húsavík, known around the world as the most important spot for whale watching. After dinner, as an option, you will have the chance to enjoy a boat trip and enjoy the midnight sun and whale watching.

Day 8 – Húsavík – Asbyrgi – Detifoss – East Fjords

  • After breakfast, we will take a short walk around the city of Húsavík. We will visit the city’s church, one of the most beautiful in the country, build right in the beginning of the 20th century XX. A visit to the whale museum will follow, where you will have the chance to learn a bit more about Earth’s largest mammals. The journey will continue along the Tjörnes peninsula, until we reach the Asbyrgi Canyon, a place of truly unique vegetation, part of the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Leaving the incredible landscape behind, we continue until we reach Europe’s largest waterfall: Detifoss. At the end of the day, we will make a trip along the Vopnafjordur, on Iceland’s highest road, inevitably coming across some of the most unforgettable panoramic views you will ever encounter.

Day 9 – East Fjords – Höfn

  • Breakfast at the hotel. The day begins with a trip around the East Fjords, where the high mountains stretch all the way to the ocean. We will pass through Reydarfjördur, home to the largest aluminum processing plant in the country. We stop at the fishing town of Eskifjördur for a visit to the Maritime Museum. Later today, we will stop at a unique fisherman’s house, Mjoery House, to taste one of the world’s quaintest delicacies: shark and Brenivin, respectively the traditional Icelandic food and drink. Notice the interiors, carefully kept just the way they were over 70 years ago. In Stöðvarfjörður, we will visit the private mineral collection at the Petra Museum. Our journey continues, as we ride along wild geese and swans sanctuaries.

Day 10 – Höfn – Hvolsvöllur

  • Breakfast at the hotel. We begin the journey alongside Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. The first stop will be at the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón. The colorful icebergs give this place a surreal aura of mystery and alien beauty, and you may very well recognize some of the spots, as this area has been featured in two James Bond movies. This is a remarkable and truly unique place in the world, and we suggest you take the opportunity and do not miss out on a boat trip. The next stop will be at the oldest National Park in the country, Skaftafell National Park, where, after a short stroll, we will come to the elegant waterfall of Svartifoss. The journey continues crossing the alluvial plane of Skeidarásandur and Eldhraun’s lava fields, extending all the way to Vík. Here you will find the famous black-sand beaches and the Reynisdrangur rocks. We stop at Dyrhólaey, a bird sanctuary, where you will have the obligatory puffin photo op. At the end of the afternoon, we will visit the famous waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Day 11 – Hvolsvöllur – Golden Circle – Reykjavík

  • After breakfast we will start the Golden Circle, the oldest one-day tour of the island. First, a stop at the Kerid crater and the Faxi waterfall. Then, the Geysir Park, responsible for showing the world the majesty of geysers, and where the Strokkur expels hot water in bursts of over 30 m (98 ft) high. Right next to it, the golden waterfall, Gulffoss, for many the most beautiful waterfall in the country and true symbol of Iceland. The journey continues until we reach Thingvellir Natural Park, where you will have the opportunity to see the oldest parliamentary assembly in the world. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also has a unique characteristic: this is the only place in the world that allows to – literally – place one foot in Europe and the other in America. This is possible because the park is crossed by the Atlantic Ridge, where the Eurasian tectonic plate meets the north American one.

Day 12 – Reykjavík – Origin

  • Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport and boarding (TBA).

Iceland – Paradise in Europe’s best kept secret

Includes

  • BMW motorcycle rental, according to chosen model, for the duration of 9 days.
  • Overnight stays at the mentioned hotels for 11 nights in double rooms, with Breakfast and Dinners included.
  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport.
  • Reykjavík city tour.
  • Tour leader on motorcycle for the duration of the tour.
  • Support car, for luggage transport and mechanical support for the duration of the tour.
  • Ferry-boat on day 4.
  • Insurance (MultiViagens)
  • Personal insurance (motorcycle driver).
  • Liability insurance (motorcycle driver).
  • Moto Travel Tours gifts.

Not Included

  • Flights Origin – Iceland – Origin.
  • Tolls.
  • Fuel.
  • Lunches and drinks.
  • Gratuities and extra expenses of any personal nature.
6 - 10
Participants
Medium
Difficulty
June, July and August
Dates

Iceland – Paradise in Europe’s best kept secret

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To all who love and respect Nature, Iceland is the embodiment of Heaven on Earth. Immense colonies of puffins, wild geese, diving-ducks and dozens of other migrating birds turn the island into a bustling maternity ward as soon as the temperature rises, on the first sunny days of May. The seas are permanently crossed by whales, while sea lions sunbathe on the edged rocks, so close we can almost stretch our arm and touch them.

To all who love and respect Nature, Iceland is the embodiment of Heaven on Earth. Immense colonies of puffins, wild geese, diving-ducks and dozens of other migrating birds turn the island into a bustling maternity ward as soon as the temperature rises, on the first sunny days of May. The seas are permanently crossed by whales, while sea lions sunbathe on the edged rocks, so close we can almost stretch our arm and touch them.

The scenic landscapes are awe-inspiringly beautiful, downright breathtaking: vast lava fields, endless fjords and deserted plateaus, mountain ranges that shine in a multitude of hues under the sun, black-sand beaches, canyons, geysers and waterfalls. Every single natural phenomenon in one place, as if the gods themselves wanted to sum up their work on the last day of Creation. Iceland is also one of the latest land masses in the world to be formed, surfacing directly above the Atlantic ridge, where the Eurasian plate meets America.

DETAILS:

Duration: 9
Departure/Arrival: Reykjavík
Percurso total: 2730 Kms (1696 mi)
Rest days: Reykjavík
Daily distance covered: 200 to 470 km (124 to 292 mi)
Highlights: Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon, Vulcões, Glaciares
Accommodations: 11 nights in 4 star and tourist class hotels. Breakfast and Dinners included.

Best time of the year: June, July and August

Category:
Included

  • BMW motorcycle rental, according to chosen model, for the duration of 9 days.
  • Overnight stays at the mentioned hotels for 11 nights in double rooms, with Breakfast and Dinners included.
  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport.
  • Reykjavík city tour.
  • Tour leader on motorcycle for the duration of the tour.
  • Support car, for luggage transport and mechanical support for the duration of the tour.
  • Ferry-boat on day 4.
  • Insurance (MultiViagens)
  • Personal insurance (motorcycle driver).
  • Liability insurance (motorcycle driver).
  • Moto Travel Tours gifts.

Not included

  • Flights Origin – Iceland – Origin.
  • Tolls.
  • Fuel.
  • Lunches and drinks.
  • Gratuities and extra expenses of any personal nature.