Iceland is a rewarding but also demanding locale for a long-distance bike trip. The major hazards are volatile weather, harsh winds, sandstorms, rough roads, and stones flung by passing vehicles. Any bike brought to Iceland should be very high-quality. Bring along a repair kit and be prepared for several flats since supplies are difficult to find outside Reykjavík. Make sure you are easily visible to motorists, and always wear a helmet. To protect Iceland's vegetation, all off-road driving—of bikes as well as cars—is absolutely forbidden.

Bicyclists along the Ring Road can use the bus as a backup in bad weather. Bikes are stored in the luggage compartment, so you might bring padding to prevent damage.

Tour Operators

West Tours plots out wonderful routes in the country's western regions.

Freewheeling Adventures, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, schedules guided multiday trips with fantastic itineraries. 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.