Every year we go on one trip that we call Steinsholt’s special. In 2021, we are going to cross Iceland via Kjöl, a route that lies between Hofsjökull and Langjökull, each trip is about 270 km. We decided to do this trip again, as we have done it before and it is so great.
This excursion is only for experienced riders.
The price of this excursion includes transport to and from Reykjavík.
See more information about this excursion below.
Plan south north
Guests are picked up at the Reykjavík bus station (BSÍ) at 18:00 and driven to Steinsholt where we eat dinner and chat together and get to know each other. Steinsholt has a cozy guesthouse and a nice hot tub.
After breakfast we get ready, then we ride up the Stóra-Laxá and Laxárgljúfur to Helgaskáli where we spend the night. Helgaskáli is a classic Icelandic highland cabin, without both electricity and a hot shower.
Distance: 39 km.
We go from Helgaskáli to Mikluöldubotnar and from there to Leppistungur. This is a path that not many people take and we are therefore „alone“ in the world. Leppistungur is a classic Icelandic highland cabin, without both electricity and a hot shower.
Distance: 38 km.
Today we are right by Kerlingarfjöll and ride over to a river called Jökulfallið and then end up in Gíslaskáli where we sleep for the night. Gíslaskáli is a mountain hut by Kjalvegur and there are showers.
Distance: 33 km.
We ride from Gíslaskáli to a river called Fúlakvísl we then go through Þjófadalur to Hveravellir where we spend the night. Hveravellir is in the middle of Iceland and there are hot pools where you can bathe.
Distance: 30 km.
This day we continue from Áfanga and down to Vatnsdalur to the town of Hof where we spend the night but there is farm accommodation and there are showers electricity and a hot tub.
Distance: 45 km.
From Hof we continue along Vatnsdalur and to Þingeyrar where we end the trip by cycling Hópið which is the 5 largest lakes in the country. It is very fun to ride there 3-4 km in water that is 4 to 10 cm deep and somewhere 50 cm, we end the day by going home by car to Hof where we spend the night again.
Distance: 40 km.
After breakfast at Hof we will go to Reykjavík where we will arrive at 13 o’clock.
In this trip we start riding the Hópið and then end the trip in Steinsholt.
People are picked up in Reykjavík at BSÍ at 6 pm and go to Hof in Vatnsdalur,