Our motorbike travel in Iceland
Travelling in Iceland is an unforgettable experience, in a wonderful land full of strong natural contrasts. We start our journey from home, with the idea to avoid other transportation where possible...you cannot avoid to take the ferry from Danemark!
We took the Smyrill Line boat leaving from Hirtshals, in the far north of Danemark; the journey will take you 48 hours, and if you want you can stop for a couple of day in Faroer Islands.
We did not have much time, so decided to go directly in Iceland without stopping in the Faroer.
In the ferry you will have much opportunities to meet other travellers sharing the same passion...you can discuss about expectations, driving paths, practical facts and so on...
Some chose this destination to do some adventurous and extreme off road, some else cose a more relaxing path along main and secondary roads.
The only asphalted road is the ring road across the island, called H1, and some other main road towards the more known attractions; secondary roads are almost unsealed.
Everyone discourage us to drive in offroad, but we wanted to drive across one of the most famous tracks, the F35 also called Kjolur. In Iceland tracks are marked with the letter F, and the most famous are the one we chose and the F26, so called Sprengisandur; during summer they are the main roads used to cross the island from the north to the south.
Anyway you have to consider that is almost impossible to avoid some unsealed or gravel section, even in the main roads; but if you want to drive in a real off road track, is advisable to take information in advance about the path and the condition of the road, because also an easy off road track can suddenly become a nightmare, especially with a pillion.
Back to our journey...we drove counterclockwise, passing through Seydisfjordur, Dettifoss waterfalls, Hverir, and then the Krafla volcano, the Myvatn lake and so on...there is really a lot to see!!! Have a look at our travel journal to see more details...
The only other thing we can say is.... Have a nice Iceland!
You can see all our Iceland movies on our Youtube channel!