Reykjavik Bike Tours is a family business run by Stefan and Ursula started in 2009. Now in its sixth year of operation the company offers private tours, two scheduled city tours and three day tours from Reykjavik – as well as bicycle rental and Segway Tours. We do what we love and love what we do!
Reykjavik city tours by bicycle
Day tours by bicycle
Private tours by bicycle
Private tours by bicycle and sag van
Reykjavik is great for cycling. There‘s less dedicated bicycle paths in Reykjavik than in Copenhagen and Amsterdam to name two great cities for cycling, but the streets are fairly quiet and there‘s plenty of bike trails, especially along the scenic coast.
Ursula has lived in Iceland for 13 years but comes originally from Nurenberg in Germany. Although she has a professional degree in food technology her passion is organisation and meeting people. One of her jobs in the past was to lead groups of German tourists around Scotland for four summers. She’s totally in love with Scotland and all Scottish. Give her haggis, shortbread or single malt whiskey and you’ve got her on your side.
Ursula’s first book is called Zwischen Licht und Dunkel: Abenteuer Alltag in Island. In English this means Between Light and Darkness: Every Day Adventures in Iceland. Its only available in German as of yet and has been reprinted. Its content reveals many of the things which make the Icelanders such special people, sometimes in a very funny way. It is available on Amazon.com.
Stefan enjoys working with people. He has several university degrees and certificates. He’s been a professional accredited tourist guide and driver on two continents since 1988. He was in charge of the Iceland Tourist Guide School for one year and taught several subjects there for 10 years.
The Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour continues to be our most popular tour. It covers 7km in 2.5 hours. Participants get a great introduction to the capital city of Iceland. The tour covers the basic history of Reykjavik in a fun way, as well providing valuable information to participants for the rest of their stay in the city.
The Coast of Reykjavik Bike Tour is really scenic but requires more cycling than the Classic tour. It covers 18 km in 2.5 hours and runs along a flat paved trail which runs along Reykjavik’s beautiful coastline. Parts of this trail are quite inaccessible by motorised vehicles.
The Golden Circle Bike Tour covers the most popular tourist haunts in Iceland with a twist. The bicycle combination is unique; no other tour operator has ever done anything like it before. Of course the tour includes the most popular spots in Iceland: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Parliament Plains, but it also enables participants to be outside and experience some great outdoor scenery at much closer quarters than from the seat of a bus. Cycling distance is 25 km and is considered easy. Those who think they cannot cycle that far – can stay in the support van with the driver/guide.
The Vestmannaeyjar Islands Bike Tour includes a beautiful drive from Reykjavik to a ferry port opposite the volcanic islands. You’ll bicycle for about 3 hours on the main island called Heimaey. The route includes a golf course in the lava field, the new lava field from 1973, farmland, Pompeii of the North and sometimes puffins. Great coastal scenes throughout the bike ride on the island.
The Lake Challenge. This is our most challenging scheduled tour we‘ve offered to date. Participants cycle 64 km in about 4 hours. Those who cannot make the entire circle in four hours are picked up in a van along the way. The scenery is amazing and includes the Parliament Lake (Þingvallavatn) in the Þingvellir National Park – Iceland‘s oldest – established in 1930. The route encircles the lake, on mostly flat terrain and small hills, sometimes on gravel surface and sometimes on asphalt.
Which tour you choose doesn‘t really matter – you‘ll have a great time with us in the company of other like-minded people. Tours are in English, but if you have a special request for a language guide, we have several professional tour guides on our books who may be able to provide the