I’m day dreaming about another exotic ride: Iceland!
On the left is Isafjordur!
Below is what it’s all about, vikings, mountains, ocean, wilderness!
How about a two week motorbike drive around Iceland, much of it off road on mountainous trails around fjords and past volcanoes? Hot springs, aurora borealis, and some of the most remote, beautiful riding you can imagine.
Iceland has a ring road, but the smaller coastal roads offer an even more remote riding opportunity. 2300kms in 15 days. Time to stop, take diversions and find the road less travelled.
|Iceland! 2300kms around the island!|
A bit of research uncovered Viking Biking in Reykjavik. So we fly in to Keflavik International Airport and cab it to Reykjavik. There at Viking Biking we get outfitted in true Long Way Round fashion on BMWs and hit the fjords.
Most parts of this trip look beyond epic, but with whole sections that trace fjords around rugged coast, this would be some truly unforgettable riding. That’s without considering the stops at hot springs, volcanoes and the stunning wildlife in these remote locations.
Budget & Planning
Tue. Aug. 20 (Arriving Aug. 21) Toronto, ON to Reykjavik, Iceland
Toronto (YYZ) to Boston (BOS)
Depart 4:25pm Arrive 6:00pm
Layover: Boston (Logan Intl.) 3h 0m
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF)
Depart 9:00pm Arrive 6:00am +1 day
Duration: 5h 0m
- 1 day in Reykjavik, check in at Viking Biking, prepare for early departure on the 22nd
- Aug 22 early to Sept 5th (15 days) return bikes Sept 5th afternoon
- Sept 5-6th morning: R&R in Reykjavik and fly home
Reykjavik (KEF) to Boston (BOS)
Depart 10:30am Arrive 12:05pm
Duration: 5h 35m
Layover: Boston (Logan Intl.) 2h 15m
Boston (BOS) to Toronto (YYZ)
Depart 2:20pm Arrive 4:03pm
Duration: 1h 43m
Total trip time: 9h 33m | 4,608 km