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Dramatic North
Tour Location
Country:
Iceland
From:
Reykjavik
To:
Reykjavik
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Self-guided
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Advanced / Challenging
Terrain:
Tour Language:
English
Tour Type:
Cost From:
USD 3795
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Freewheeling Adventures

Dramatic North

8 Days Advanced / Challenging

The long fjords and river valleys flanked by alpine mountains make this a collection of outstanding rides. The midnight sun, drier climate, and greater shelter from prevailing winds produce more fertility than expected; the vegetation includes flourishing botanical gardens in Akureyri and trees like nowhere else in Iceland. Akureyri – the gem of the north at the end of Eyjafjordur is also known for the blonde beauty of its people. On the way from Akureyri to Lake Myvatn, you will stop in the European whale watching capital at Husavik, for a special night, with views of snow-capped mountains across the fjord. The approach to the lake takes you through marshland peppered with small lakes and ponds, which attract more birds than anywhere else in Iceland, and can make the approach to Myvatn very memorable. The ride around the lake itself is particularly interesting because of the many green pseudocraters and islands. On day seven, you can visit Jokulsar Canyon National Park and Dettifoss – the biggest waterfall in Europe. The complimentary transfer back to Reykjavik may take you across Iceland’s interior – a mountain and desert road between huge glaciers – a fitting end to this fantastic adventure.
Inclusions
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, van support, full-time guide, maps and route notes, taxes
Options
Self-guided option available starting from $3495. Bike rental available for $225
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