Fat Bike Challenge at Myvatn Lake

3 hours

Jan – Dec



Min. age:
13 years


Come with us to Lake Mývatn and enjoy a fat bike adventure in North Iceland. This tour will allow you to get exceptionally close to the landscape of this gorgeous region while also allowing you to use your muscles and get a bit of exercise!

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Explore the beautiful Myvatn Lake area on bike
  • Explore stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir
  • Enjoy the guide’s informative overview of the area’s history and geology
  •  Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most beautiful experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Activities and gear

  • Guided biking and sightseeing tour
  • All necessary biking and safety equipment


  • Not included

Staff & experts

  • English speaking local expert guides


  • Meals not included


  • Fat bike experience
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Grótagjá
  • Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters

Tour itinerary

In sun or snow, the tour will begin in the village of Reykjahlíð, near Lake Mývatn. Your guides will be waiting for you there, along with your off-road fat bikes. These bicycles are the best for the changeable terrain in Iceland and are able to handle whatever the north throws at them. Lava fields, hills, craters, snow – all of this can be found in the Mývatn area.

Your guide for this tour will be an expert biker and knowledgeable local who will be able to tell you all about the things you are going to see during your trip. They will fill you in on the folklore, geography, and history of this stunning area. The route for the day as well as the sights you will see depend on the season and weather conditions during your visit. This is because certain areas are only accessible and enjoyable in certain seasons.

One of the potential landmarks is the dramatic Dimmuborgir lava field, whose name translates as the “dark fortress”. You may feel as if you have left the planet and stepped onto the surface of Mars if you get the chance to visit Skútustaðír, a collection rare pseudo-craters. Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones might recognize Grótagjá, a hot-spring cave which was used in the filming of the series.

No matter where you stop, any visit to Mývatn is sure to entrance you with its beautiful views of the lake, craters, lava fields, and mountains along with the enchanting plants and wildlife in the region.

You will have two hours to ride your fat bike over rarely-used trails and paths to gaze upon the marvelous scenery. There will, of course, be plenty of opportunities for photos. At the end of the tour, you will return with your bike to base camp. Then you will bid your guide adieu before continuing your exploration of North Iceland.

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Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our biking tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Only for people in good physical shape. This tour is not recommended for people with back, knee or other health issues.

This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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14.900 ISK
All prices are per person.


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