1-day mountain bike traverse in the fjords of Iceland

Traverse the iconic Icelandic fjords with certified guide Runar, biking off road along winding mountain tracks, and fine panoramas keeping you company the entire way.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    Battle the mountains in Iceland as I lead you along uphill sections and technical off-road routes, with stunning scenery keeping you company along the way, from the nature reserve to fine fjords.

    Beginning with a drive up to the plateau of Breiðadals and Botnsheiði. From here the vistas across the fjord are dramatic. It is from here that we start our biking.

    As the track winds along the mountainside the biking becomes more technical.

    We’ll stop for a delicious lunch with panoramic views of the whole fjord system.

    Then we’ll continues along a nice, smooth trail on the high plateau before descending into the Syðridalur valley, picking up speed as we fly down the track.

    At the end of a tough day we’ll take a smooth ride across a lake and the ancient road of Óshlíð, a landscape that offers an excellent vantage point of the vast scale of nature.

    This traverse is for those seeking a more challenging, technical adventure. Therefore, the level of this trip is difficult, with the minimum age of admission 16 years old.

    Reserve your place among the Icelandic fjords and awaken your latest challenge, traversing the mountainside by bike and capturing some excellent scenery.

    During the summer of 2019 there will be departures on wednesday, friday and sunday. 

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    21900 ISK

    Group of 2
    21900 ISK

    Group of 3
    21900 ISK

    Group of 4
    21900 ISK

    Group of 5
    21900 ISK

    Group of 6
    21900 ISK

    Group of 7
    21900 ISK

    Group of 8
    21900 ISK

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Price per person to join a group from 2 to 6 people.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    At Mávagarður C close to the Eastern Harbour.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I hold a degree in geography and started my guiding career as a mountain biking and hiking guide in the summer for different adventure companies in Iceland. I also worked as a tourism consultant for few years but felt it was time to put my skills into practice and put up an adventure operation in cooperation with other good people.

    I was a boy scout when I was younger and learned to love the outdoors, especially the mountains. Skiing, ice & rock climbing and kayaking are my favorite sports and a part of his job. I have for years led mountaineering and avalanche SAR courses for the Icelandic Rescue Team Association.

    Among other things, I have scaled 6000 m peaks in Peru, done skiing and kayaking expeditions in Greenland, climbed in the Alps few times and done paragliding in the Pyrenees.

    I have finished WFR first aid training, hold a BCU 4 star kayaking certificate, have finished my marine CTCW training to be qualified as a professional crew member and Canadian Level I and Level II avalanche training.

    My great experience and expertise means that you're in safe hands.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Borea Adventures

     

    We did not have Runar Karlsson as our guide. Instead we enjoyed the expertise of a young Icelandic woman who also serves as an Olympic Cross-Country coach for Icelandic youth. She guided us along the Hornstrandir coast towards one of the Arctic Fox habitats. Although no foxes were seen we learned much about the area, the fjord and its history. We also enjoyed a walk with her to a lovely waterfall behind the farmhouse.
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    Marla Wolkowicz
    Runar Karlsson was not our guide. We were surprised to discover, only on the day of our hike upon our arrival to your office, that he wasn’t. A disappointment, after we had received a detailed explanation from Runar describing his skills and CV days before. Perhaps it was a misunderstanding on our part, but we were under the impression we had booked this hike as a private venture for the four of us well in advance, since the date we requested was not part of the dates standardly offered. Therefore we thought we were going to benefit from Runar’s geologic expertise and personal attention during our hike. Instead, again we were surprised to discover another hiker was joining our group to whom our guide directed most of his attention and time. The two of them hiked well ahead of the rest of us for most of the hike. Also, we were offered little unsolicited geologic or local information from our guide, which was an important aspect of this hike and something we were all looking forward to learning. It was an exhilarating hike and the views were spectacular but it was not the experience we were led to believe it would be.
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    Marla Wolkowicz
    Runar wasn\'t our guide. I already sent a review to Boreas Adventures. We were disappointed with the hike. It was much shorter than we expected and less challenging than we expected. The guide wasn\'t very knowledgeable and we probably could have done the trip without him. The best part of the trip was on the boat when we saw 2 humpback whales.
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