Passport Routes

Your Self-Supported Ride + Our Local Knowledge

Welcome to the Westfjords — a remote place where mountains meet the sea. Out here, weather can be harsh and unpredictable, but a hot pot and warm hospitality is never too far away.

We want everyone to experience the Westfjords the best way we know how: on a bike. But as with any remote place, small towns with limited services can make self-supported riding a challenge if you’re not prepared. Our passport routes mix self-supported riding with local knowledge so you can ride assured that you have the best information and support in case things go wrong.

The Routes

The Merlin (Smyrill)

809 km, 11,300 m, 18% gravel

The Falcon (Fálki)

1,044 km, 15,000 m, 31% gravel

The Arctic Tern (Kría)

950 km, 11,270 m, 40% gravel

The Eagle (Örn)

1,200 km, 19,400 m, 50% gravel

What's Included?

The Westfjords can be unpredictable, but our services will help keep you on the road, and prepare you for a successful trip.
Purchasing a Passport Route gives you access to a wealth of vital local knowledge. Over the years, our team has worked to develop routes and re-reroute options, locate shelters and alternative accommodations, and keep in touch with local business owners to make sure cyclists are well taken care of. 
Passport Routes help guarantee the best possible cycling trip in the Westfjords. Each purchase includes:
  • 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

Passport Points

Make the most of your cycling tour by experiencing the culture of the Westfjords. Join the hundreds of other cyclists who are taking on the Westfjords at their own pace by adding up points for stopping at natural and cultural points of interest!

Take a photo at these predetermined towns, hot pots, landmarks and museums and submit them as you go through our website. All passport riders will be listed on the season-end Passport Route  leaderboard showing their total of cultural points. Whoever ends the summer with the most points will receive a shoutout on our social channels and some Cycling Westfjords swag.

 
Point of InterestPointsPoint of Interestpoints
Ísafjörður town10Flókalundur/Brjánslækur20
Súðavík20Rauðisandur10
Litlibær Skötufirði10Keflavík10
Mjóifjörður bottom10Látrabjarg20
Hestakleif10Hænuvík10
Vatnsfjarðarnes10Patreksfjörður30
Steingrímsfjarðarheiði10Tálknafjörður30
Langidalur10Selárdalur20
Drangsnes30Bíldudalur30
Djúpavík20Hrafnseyrarheiði20
Norðurfjörður30Svalvogar/Álftamýrarheiði30
Hólmavík30Þingeyri30
Borðeyri10Dýrafjarðarbotn10
Laxárdalsheiði10Önundarfjarðarbotn10
Eiríksstaðir20Flateyri30
Búðardalur10Breiðadalsheiði20
Klofningsvegur20Suðureyri30
Flekkudalsrétt10Reiðhjallavirkjun20
Gilsfjörður10Bolungarvík30
Reykhólar20Bolafjall10
Mjóifjörður10Skálavík10
Þingmannaheiði20

The highs and lows of cycling in the Westfjords are unforgettable. With the help of local experts, you can help ensure your trip goes simply and smoothly so you can spend more time enjoying everything the Westfjords has to offer.