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“Wonderful Nordic Skiing Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hike and Bike

Hike and Bike
Reykjahlid | P.O. Box 4050, Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 8994845
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Myvatn
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Hike and Bike offers quality hiking- and mountainbiking tours in the region of Myvatn. Lake Myvatn and the surrounding area is one of the most beautiful area of Iceland, known for the steaming lava and hotsprings, fissures and formations, flora and fauna and great hospitality. Travellers normally regret when they have to leave, wanting to stay a few more days.Our tours vary in length and difficulty, suiting people of all levels. If you are in a hurry and don´t have the time to spend the day on a tour, the short intro tours are great to get to know the nature of the area. For all our tours we recommend sturdy shoes, warm clothes, hat and gloves as the weather in Iceland is quite unpredictable. One of our motto is: "It´s never a bad weather, just people that are not dressed properly"Our mountainbikes are all GT, 24 gear high quality bikes. All participants in bike tours must wear a helmet and a safety vest. Our guides carry tools for maintenance and of course an emergency kit for first-aid.Our scheduled hiking- and biking tours are offered June, July and August according to shedule. At other times small groups can ask for tailor made tours and excursions. During the winter time we tailor make tours on cross country skis or snowshoes in the Myvatn area.Come and enjoy an all natural activity with us at Hike and Bike !We are located in the village of Reykjahlid by Lake Myvatn, at the corner of Mulavegur 1 and the Ring Road no.1. Only one km from the Tourist info and 0.5km from the swimming pool. Look for our sign !
Denver, Colorado, United States
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“Wonderful Nordic Skiing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited Hike and Bike in April 2013 and were treated to a wonderful nordic skiing experience in and around the Krafla Volcano. Our host Eyrun was extremely warm, friendly, and accommodating. She helped teach us the ropes and took us to a fun spot full of steaming geysers and fascinating volcanic terrain. She was very well-informed and taught us a great deal about the area both geographically and historically. We had a terrific experience I would recommend to all travelers in Myvatn.

Visited April 2013
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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“Warm and wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We (family of 4 - kids aged 7 and 5) booked this winter tour to Myvatn with Nonni Travel company and with their help arranged for the rental of cross-country skis, boots and poles for our whole family at Hike and Bike. Eyrun (the owner) was incredibly warm and accommodating with us, even to the point of asking her husband to use his snowmobile to plow some x-c ski tracks around the lake so we didn't have to make our own!

Then we signed up for the Winter Wonderland tour and Eyrun guided us up to the Krafla area. She was very encouraging and smiley, always helpful when kids are involved! We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and recommend it highly to others. It was the highlight of our Iceland trip actually.

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“An exhilarating way of experiencing the geology and beauty of Iceland at first hand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a really wonderful way of discovering Myvatn and the surrounding area. I was lucky enough to take part in one of Hike and Bike's longer trips earlier this month. Titled "Land of Lava" this journey took us far off the beaten track, away from crowds dutifully completing their Icelandic circle, into the dramatic - at times lunar - landscape of north east Iceland. The mode of transport - in this case mountain biking - was a superb way of experiencing directly the recent and extraordinary geological changes to the country. We cycled across lava fields which were formed as recently as the 1980s, watched gently smoking landscapes and gaped at sulfurous, boiling mud. Eyrun was an excellent and informative guide who was particularly good on Iceland's volcanic past. There was full back up for the bikes, and on this longer trip, a fully equipped support vehicle which carried our kit. Practically there was nothing to worry about. We were taken good care of. As their name implies all the trips involve an element of hiking or biking or both. An attraction of Hike and Bike is the combination of activities on offer - all at different levels. In the winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also on offer. I particularly appreciated the inclusion of a visit to the nearby Nature Baths during the course of our trip. I don't think one can possibly appreciate what a luxurious, cleansing experience the Baths are until one's paid a visit. After four day's exciting mountain biking, I thought this was bliss indeed. I felt so invigorated, so light, that afterwards I could have flown away. I was a novice mountain biker who was rapidly won over. I recommend Hike and Bike as a really satisfying way of discovering the beauty of Northern Iceland

Visited August 2012
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Myvatn, Iceland
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“The real Myvatn expert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We took a tour with this company last month, very well organized, informative guidance and in total great experience. To explore Lake Myvatn region this company is highly recommended, they have all you need for the tours, so you just book and everything is taken care of. You can take some of the tours or request special tours, both in hiking or biking.

Visited August 2011
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