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Bike and Hike to Troll Seat
Cycle the Westfjords at your pace with one of our expert local guides!
We offer custom guided tours for all passport routes and group rides, suited to your pace and interests.
Contact us to request availability for your dates!
Our journey begins at the Fjord Hub, located just a few blocks from the dock, where we will gather to collect our bikes and embark on a pleasant cycling tour around the fjord. Take in the serene surroundings and enjoy the tranquility of nature as we ride along.
When we reach the base of the mountain, we leave the bikes behind and start our 45 minute hike, depending on fitness level) along a steep trail leading to Naustahvilft, also known as ‘the troll seat.’ From this vantage point, we can admire the panoramic view and appreciate the grandeur of the fjord. At the top, we will take some time to explore the boulders and soak in the scenery.
After descending from the mountaintop, we will continue our cycling journey back to town, following a different route that takes us through gravel roads in a charming forested area. This final part of the trip adds a touch of charm to the experience, providing a pleasant conclusion to our adventure.
Please note that this excursion is suitable for individuals in good physical condition, as it falls under the moderate difficulty level. The total cycling distance is approximately 14 kilometers (9 miles), occasionally on gravel roads. The hike itself is short but challenging, with an elevation gain of about 230 meters (750 feet) over a distance of 0.8 kilometers (0.5 miles).
Custom tour pricing varies by group size:
- 1 rider: 44.995 ISK per day, per person
- 2 riders: 37.495 ISK per day, per person
- 3 + riders: 29.995 ISK per day, per person
- Expert local guide for the duration of your trip
- On-call route support should anything go wrong
- Campground fees
- Access to museums, pools and hot pots on route
- Cycling Westfjords starter pack include microfiber towel, Icelandic delicacies and map
- Cycling Westfjords discounts at many restaurants along route and in Ísafjörður
- Bike box/bag storage during tour
Price does not include:
- Flight or transfer to and from Ísafjörður
- Bicycle and equipment (you bring your own or rent from us)
- Accommodation at hotels or guesthouses (we can arrange your stays, but anything other than camping will be at an additional cost)
- Food and drink along route
Meet Your Guides
Tyler has called the Westfjords home since 2020 after spending eight months biking across the US to reconnect with what’s important to him. He holds a master’s degree in Coastal Communities and Regional Development, and his passion is to engage with the broader issues of place through biking. As part of @cyclingwestfjords, he is a co-race director of the Arna Westfjords Way Challenge. Follow along @_tylervision.
Lynnee moved to the Westfjords in 2021 after living all around the West Cost of the United States. When she isn’t riding bikes, you can find her studying at the University Centre of the Westfjords, or off in the mountains on her next adventure. Follow along @currectlysomewhere