Delve deep into the raw, untamed beautify of Fjallabak Nature Reserve, one of Iceland’s most magnificent and cherished treasures. This tour is designed for adventurous souls seeking to explore remote volcanic wilderness and experience the rugged majesty of the Icelandic highlands. With its dramatic landscapes, otherworldly geothermal activity, and unique ecosystem, Fjallabak is a feast for the senses. Protected since 1979, this vast 44,633.4 ha reserve boasts a kaleidoscope of colors, including rhyolite, obsidian, and lava fields. Prepare to be enchanted and inspired by Fjallabak’s irresistible allure!
From Midgard Base Camp we transport the Mt bikes into the highlands, towards Markarfljót canyon where we park the car and check out on the Markarfljót canyons before the start of the ride. Our ride goes along a double track through the area of Þverárbotnar, with endless small rivers to cross in an magical landscape that’s hard to put into words. We climb hills up and down until we reach the area of Krókur where two beautiful rivers Markarfljót and Hvítmaga meet. We cross Markarfljót on a little “bridge” and bike along the mountain ridge of Sáta down to Torfahlaup and Lake Álftavatn. From there we head onto the Laugavegur trail which takes us through Hvanngil, crossing Bláfjallakvísl river and on towards Hattfell and our car that we left by Markarfljót river.
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||The price depends on the number of people. Please fill in the contact form and we will get back to you with a quote.|
|FOR WHOM||For those used to biking long distances. No technical skills needed but the right mindset to tackle rain and wind, long distance and river crossing.|
|TOTAL RIDE||Approximately 40 km.|
|BIKES||All bikes are specialized full suspension mountain bikes. You can also book a e-bike for 5.000 ISK extra.|
|AVAILABILITY||Any day of the week from April – October.|
|TYPES OF PATHS
||Gravel, trails and simple single tracks.|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Midgard Base Camp, Dufþaksbraut 14, Hvolsvöllur (see google map).|
|DEPARTURE||The tour departs from Midgard Base Camp. Please show up 15 minutes before the departure time.|
|DURATION||4-5 hours biking, total 7-8 hours (with transport).|
|MINIMUM HEIGHT||155 cm.|
|GROUP SIZE||Min. 1 people. Max. 7 people. For bigger groups, please send us an email to email@example.com.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! Check out our packing lists on our FAQ page to make sure you have everything you need in your backpack.|
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Did you know that Midgard Adventure is also a travel agency? We will happily arrange your entire holiday for you. Contact us.
Do you need accommodation? Midgard Base Camp offers bunk beds and private rooms. It´s the ideal base camp for you adventure travel in South Iceland. Midgard Base Camp also has a restaurant, a bar and a café.