Cycling on Icelandic roads is becoming an increasingly popular sport. In Reykjavik it´s the easiest way to get around town and see all the sights. In the countryside the roads are rough and it's advisable to rent or bring a hybrid or mountain bike. Cyclists are subjected to all the whims of the Icelandic weather, from driving rain, to gale-force gusts and sandstorms. Goggles, waterproof clothing and all supplies should all be taken with you as distances between towns can be long. Cycling through Iceland past vast glaciers and snowcapped mountains is, however, a mind-blowing experience.
In the capital area you can take a mountain bike tour through the pristine beauty of the volcanic and lava-covered Reykjanes peninsula. The tour begins at the bus terminal in downtown Hafnarfjordur and the final destination is the Blue Lagoon some 6 hours and 51km later.
For details of cycling routes and bike hike contact the local tourist information centres.
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