so close but yet so far

This tour is a perfect way to explore some nice trails in the "backyard" of Reykjavik and get to know the city through its green areas. 

We will start off with a nice ride in the beautiful Heiðmörk natural reserve. Heiðmörk is an area all locals love. It’s so close to the busy city of Reykjavik but yet so far. There are endless trails and paths off the beaten track which we will enjoy for the first half of the tour.

After enjoying some snacks outdoors on a short break we will start making our way to the heart of Reykjavik city center. On the way we will ride through the outskirts of the city all the way to Elliðaárdalur Valley through which a salmon fishing river runs (yes in the middle of the city!). Better yet, riding through the valley will give us good view of the c Just after we exit Elliðaárdalur we’ll enter Fossvogsdalur valley which is yet closer to the centre. 

Before finishing the tour we will have ridden past Nauhólsvík geothermal beach, past two of Reykjavik’s University campus sites, Hljómskálagarður park all the way to Made in mountains headquarters where we’ll end our tour. 

If preferred we will provide a drop off back to your hotel / accommodation.


  • Transfer of participants from Reykjavik and back
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Bike rental: Hard tail mountain bike
  • Packed lunch, juice and snacks
  • A cycling guide 

Duration: 3-5 hours

Start time: 13:00 (pick up 12:30)

Cycling distance: Approx. 25 km

Difficulty: Easy / Family Friendly

Age limit: 12 years, depending on riding skills and experience.

Single Track Scale: S0