15 things you need to know about Iceland for a motorcycle adventure

Following a weeklong motorcycle adventure in Iceland, here’s 15 thing you need to know about Iceland for a motorcycle adventure. Let me know what you think about my Iceland facts in the comments.

Here’s my video, but if you’re more of a reader please cross down for the 15 things you need to know about Iceland for a motorcycle adventure in a written list of Iceland facts.

  1. Mental enduro terrain
  2. Water drinkable
  3. Water crossings
  4. Very wet – wear the right gear [see here for my kit suggestions]
  5. Legal terrain
  6. Mountain huts
  7. Top spots you want to see – geyser, tectonic plates, motorcycle you see stuff normal tourists can’t see
  8. Horse – breeding and eating
  9. Unique foods – dried fish and butter
  10. Hot spas
Hot spas in Iceland riding motorcycles
Hot spas in Iceland riding motorcycles
  1. Scenery – changing, indescribable variation
  2. Safety – comms and support, knowing terrain – signal is good but huge black spots
  3. Weather changes in minutes – have the right gear – waterproof doesn’t mean waterproof 
  4. Ride with locals
  5. Everything is more fun with a viking or three

You can see the full adventure in my two-part video of riding Iceland:

Part 1 Iceland motorcycle adventure:

Part 2 continuing the Icelandic bike adventures:

Reference number 14, we did the trip with RideWithLocals, the only Icelandic enduro company. A fully-inclusive motorcycle Iceland trip on Husqvarna 701s with a support vehicle, fuel, food, mountain hut accommodation, trail snacks, beer and all the local gen from the Vikings running it. We had six days riding, covered roughly 1400km doing 9 to 11- hour riding days and got to see the real Iceland – which is unseen by most tourists. Expect to pay around €4400 per person. www.ridewithlocals.is

If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding and racing, I’m on a mission to prove that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough. See more about my story plus read about my life changing accident, which started it all.

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