Westfjords Village Hopping Fully Supported

2.350 

Cycling tour in the Westfjords of Iceland with transport of luggage and support.

Jun 12-20 2023 

Come and ride the beautiful Westfjords of Iceland where we will visit most of the villages in the Westfjords and get to know the culture with support and transported luggage so you can ride with comfort. Averaging only about 56 km a day (42 min and 88 max) with good elevation though. Group size 10 perons

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Day 1 45km and 1200 m. We will ride to Súðavík and visit the Arctic Fox Center where we will hopefully see the Arctic Fox and learn all about it while having coffee and cake. Then we will visit the chocolate factory Sætt&Salt before we roll back to Ísafjörður and have dinner at Edinborg Bistro.  If we have time to, we will also visit the Doll Museum in Ísafjörður.

Day 2 65km and about 1500m. You will ride (I will be with you in the car) through the tunnels to Flateyri village where we will visit the oldest family run store in Iceland and learn about the village tragic story of avalanches and how they cope with the threat.  You will ride to Kaffi Sól where we will have lunch and then continue to Þingeyri where we will stay in a beautiful guesthouse for the next two nights. We will have dinner and hotel Sandafell.

Day 3 71 km and 1755m. This will be our toughest day. Since we are staying another night at the same guesthouse you can choose to sit this one out, and if the weather isn´t in our favor we might need to change the tour of the day. Svalvogar was created by a farmer who carved the road with his small bulldozer called The Teaspoon. Every spring the road has to be redone on big parts.

At the end of Salvogar we will come to Hrafnseyri museum and café where you will recover and get our energy back to ride over Hrafnseyri mountain back to Þingeyri. Dinner at Simbahöllin or Sandafell.

Day 4 58km and 1367m. Today we will stop at the beautiful waterfall Dynjandi for a little picnic before riding up Dynjandisheiði mountain. We come down to the nature reserved area Vatnsfjörður where we will stay in the beautiful hotel Flókalundur and soak in the natural hot pool.

Day 5 62km and 941m.  There is no service on the route to day so we will have picnic on the way. Dinner either at Flak (fish restaurant) or if the group prefers not fish tonight, then we have other good choices. The night at a beautiful guesthouse.

Day 6 42km 977m. Today we will visit Tálknafjörður and the hot pools they have. Lunch at Dunhagi where we will have a delicious fish soup before we head over to Bíldudalur. In Bíldudalur we will visit the Monster Museum and have dinner at Vegamót restaurant.

Day 7 88km about 1500m. You will thread the coast line before heading over the mountain. On our way you will visit hot swimming pool and have picnic.  We will end the day at Gemlufall guesthouse/farm where Elsa María will make us a nice Icelandic dinner.

Day 8 60km about 1500m. Today we visit Suðureyri where Fisherman will welcome us and take us for a history/tasting walk/ride around town. We will end the day in Ísafjörður where we will have dinner at the famous Tjöruhúsið fish restaurant.

Day 9 49km 1500m. We will ride the gradually disappearing road Óshlíð to Bolungarvík. A really charming rout. At the end of it is Ósvör maritime museum. We will ride up to mountain Bolafjall where on a clear day they say you can see all the way to Greenland! Down in Bolungarvík we will have pizza at Einarshús and visit Arna deary production before we end the ride in Ísafjörður to pack the bikes and say good bye.

 

 

 

Included

Included

  •       Accommodations 8 nights (twin or double rooms)
  •       Breakfast 8 mornings
  •       Five lunches
  •       Dinner at Tjöruhúsið
  •       Transport of luggage (soft bags) up to 70 liters per person
  •       An english/Icelandic speaking driver from Cycling Westfjords will stay with the group at every stop and make sure everything is allright.
  •       Access to the museums and saga-taste walk in Suðureyri
  •       Towel
  •       Icelands delicacy
  •       A map
  •       Flybus to and from town
  •       Bike box/bag storage during tour

Not included

  •       Flight or transfer to and from Ísafjörður
  •       Bicycle (you bring your own)
  •       Dinners except at Tjöruhúsið

Discountlist

Food and drink

Mamma Nína – 10% discount of all 12” and 16” pizzas on menu

Tjöruhúsið 1000 kr discount on food

Litlibær – A waffle with cream and jam/a cake + coffee/tee/coco for 1200.- instead of 1500.-

Ögur cafe special deal: soup of the day with bread plus coffee and cake for 1750.-

Hótel Djúpavík 10% discount of food and drink

Sheep Farming Museum saudfjarsetur@saudfjarsetur.is 10% discount of menu all day, coffee, cake, lamb, soup etc. Also 50% discount for access to the museum (500.- instead of 1000.-)

The Leif Eiríksson Center in Búðardalur eiriksstadir@eiriksstadir.is 25% discount of guided tour and 20% discount of heavy soup with free refill.

Vestur restaurant – Special deals Chicken soup 990.- Cheeseburger 1590.- Vegan Taco 990.-

Hótel Sandafell -20% of food and drink (not valued for happy hour between 5pm and 7pm)

Gemlufall Café 10% discount of food

Museums and others

BOLUNGARVÍK  For those who are camping in Bolungarvík camping area, free entrance to the swimming pool . Need to show the Bolungarvík picture at the entrance.

The Witchcraft museum – free entrance!

Eiríksstaðir eiriksstadir@eiriksstadir.is 25% discount of tour with a guide and a quick nap in Eiríkur Rauðis bed!

The Leif Eiríksson Center excebition/Cafe 25% discount of guided tour

Kastalinn Búðardal-horsbackriding

Hversdagssafnið/Everyday museum- 50% discount of entrance = 500kr per person

Byggðasafnið og Smiðjan (museums) Þingeyri, 1000kr entrance fee valued for both museums for two days.