The Eagle (Örn)

All the gravel, mountain passes and weather. Experience the most adventurous route around the Westfjords.

The Eagle is strong and relentless – nothing can stop them. They explore what others aren’t able to. The Eagle route incorporates old forgotten roads and mountain passes, and traverses the most remote and wildest terrain of the Westfjords. This route is perfect for riders with a bit more time and flexibility, who are ready to take on the headwinds, rain, impossible hills and rough gravel and river crossings through this breathtaking landscape.

The route is about 1,200 km and 19,400 m elevation. On-route, you will have the opportunity to rack up 600 passport points in cultural stops. With all these opportunities to collect points, you can compete for Eagle of the Year – the rider with the most points at the end of the season! And keep in mind, you can always make changes to the route using our point system as a guide for recommended stops.

* Due to snow, some parts of this route may not be clear until the end of June or early July, and route changes may be required.

  • 1,200 km [715 mi]
  • 19,400 m [58,000 ft] of climbing
  • 50% gravel
  • Best for those who want to experience the lesser known corners of the region and don’t mind a hike-a-bike
  • 33 Passport Stops (totally 600 points)
  • Recommended bike: Gravel bike or hardtail with 50mm tires or bigger
  • Ísafjörður – village
  • Súðavík – village
  • Litlibær í Skötufirði – cafe
  • Steingrímsfjarðarheiði – mountain pass
  • Hólmavík – village
  • Búðardalur – village
  • Flókalundur/Brjánslækur – restaurant/ hotel and hot pot
  • Patreksfjörður – village
  • Tálknafjörður – village
  • Bíldudalur – village
  • Þingeyri – village
  • Flateyri – village
  • Bolungarvík – village 
  • Mjóafjarðarbotn/Heydalur – hotel/ hot pot
  • Drangsnes – village/ hot pot
  • Klofningsvegur
  • Gilsfjörður
  • Dýrafjarðarbotn
  • Önundarfjarðarbotn
  • Breiðadalsheiði – mountain pass
  • Hestakleif
  • Kirkjubólsvegur
  • Borðeyri
  • Haukadalskarðsvegur
  • Orrabólsvegur
  • Þingmannaheiði
  • Rauðisandur
  • Keflavík
  • Látrabjarg
  • Selárdalur
  • Svalvogar
  • Botnsheiði
  • Bolafjall

  • Route map GPX file (email cyclingwestfjords@gmail.com for more info about pre-drawn and custom routes)
  • Consultation call with local experts to plan your route and answer questions
  • Required and recommended gear/ clothing lists
  • Discounts at hotels, restaurants and museums
  • Starter pack including a Cycling Westfjords map and guidebook
  • Bike box storage
  • Local knowledge and support in case anything goes wrong
  • Cycling Westfjords microfiber towel
  • Certificate of Achievement upon route completion

Eagle Passport Route

Ready to get your GPX file and start planning? Purchase the Eagle Passport Route here, and start working with our team today to plan your adventure.

Eagle in 14 Days

Ready to take on the Eagle over 14 days? Our prepared trip has your self-supported tour covered. More info coming soon.