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Day 1, Wed 31 Aug 2022

International departure from London

After months of preparation, the long-awaited departure day is finally here. Upon arrival in Iceland, it’s just a short trip to Hella where your bike will be ready and waiting. Here in the heart of Iceland is where the adventure truly begins. Any necessary adjustments will be made to the bikes and then you'll set up camp for your first team meal and night beneath the stars. (D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 2, Thu 01 Sep 2022

Hella to Áfangagil (approx. 60km)

After an early breakfast you cycle north towards the giant Mt. Hekla, referred to in medieval times as the Gateway to Hell. The route begins with rolling green hills, but the vegetation becomes sparser as the route enters lava fields. Adrenaline will be pumping as you tackle the western slopes of this huge mountain en route to Áfangagill, your camp for the night in a barren landscape. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 3, Fri 02 Sep 2022

Áfangagill to Landmannalaugar via Frostastaðavatn (approx. 58km)

Bidding farewell to the desert-like surroundings, the route pushes on towards the young lava fields of Hekla. The landscape dramatically morphs as the Frostastaðavatn crater comes into view. From here, there’s just one more hill to negotiate before the Landmannalaugar hot pool, where you can indulge in a long soak. Encircled by vast lava fields and mountains of various hues, this area is the ideal spot to camp. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 4, Sat 03 Sep 2022

Landmannalaugar to Vik. Trasfer to Reykjavik (approx. 115km)

It’s the most gruelling day and your goal is to reach the giant volcanic crack of the Eldgjá which dominates the horizon. The afternoon will be spent traversing 80kms of gravel track towards the coast. From here it’s 35kms to the southern village of Vik – a scenic spot and the perfect place to end your challenge. From here you'll transfer back to Reykjavik. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 5, Sun 04 Sep 2022

Reykjavik and return to UK

The day will be spent exploring Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital. Set on a sweeping bay against a backdrop of mountains, the air is so clear that the vistas stretch for 100 miles. Later you'll head to the famous Blue Lagoon, where you can indulge in a dip in another of Iceland’s rich geothermal pools. It’s then time to head to Keflavik airport for your flight. (B)

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Important information

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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