Volcano Bicycle Tour - ThrouGh the Lava field towards Búrfell crater
Highlights & overview of the tour
Come and join us on our electric bikes on this amazing tour around the crater Búrfell and the canyon around it, Búrfellsgjá. This tour is a great chance to experience one of Reykjavik most popular outdoor area and go for an amazing ride. On the way you will witness among others a real volcanic crater, canyon, old sheep round-up, drift valley and caves.
The tour starts with us picking you up at your hotel before driving to Heiðmörk (heidmork natures reserve), where we mount the bikes and head towards Búrfellsgjá. On the way we pass an old sheep round-up while we keep on going towards the crater. We will be following the lava field and see first hand how the lava flowed from the crater towards the sea. We will ride all the way to the Búrfell crater and finally hike to the top. From the top we will have a fantastic view of the crater and lava field, as well as the Heiðmörk and Hafnarfjörður area.Coming down from Búrfell we will follow a fantastic single-track in the drift valley that is a part of the volcanic line that lies all the way through Iceland, from north to south.Your experienced, local guides will tailor each trip to the abilities of the participants of the tour, taking care to make the trip safe, fun and a little challenging. We will be in no rush as we bike through the landscape, highlighting the interesting things on the trail and stopping regularly for good photo ops.When riding through the trail please note we have to stay on the trail at all times, as one of our goals is to have minimal effect on the fragile enviroment.
Practical information: Bike Reykjavik provides mountain bike and a helmet. If have your biking clothes with you, use them, if not dress like you are going hiking. Layers are good, good shoes. Then you are ready to go.