Contents: 5 days riding on Iceland. 30 hours of actual driving. Day tours of 150-300 km between the three largest glaciers. Service transport before and after.
Iceland tour: Transport of motorcycle, equipment and belongings round-trip Iceland - included in the price.
Suggestion for personal transport to Reykjavik
Boat or plane to Reykjavik - NB! Outside the tour = booked and paid for direct to airline or shipping company, or through MCraft as agreed.
Air travel means 2 travelling days
Boat means a 48-hour trip from Bergen, Norway across the North Sea to Seydisfjordur + 700 km ground transport to Reykjavik (plus the bonus of Berra as travel companion?) and a trip home with 700 km to Seydisfjordur + 3 days by boat to Denmark and one more night to Gothenburg.
Transport costs for each person is usually around 3000 SEK.
The leader for all MC-tours: Bertil Marcusson who has 30 years of experience with motorcycles and has ridden 20 GGN (Enduro races) and 3 Paris-Dakar rallies.
Meeting place on arrival: Reykjavik
Accommodation: The price covers shared accommodation in simple mountain huts where you sleep in your own sleeping bag in barrack-style beds. First and last night includes hotel in Reykjavik.
Food: All meals and snack breaks are included, most often we prepare our own meals. Our own chef helps. Private banquet the final evening!
Your own motorcycle or rental? You can choose to ride my tours with your own bike and gear or else I will organise that too, including fuel, repair kit and assistance during the tour.
Service on Iceland: All luggage is driven by service truck and service personel keep track of both people and vehicles, including coffee-brewing, re-fuelling, and food preparation. All service, food, accommodation, fuel and guiding on Iceland are included in the price.
Date 2013: September 19-23
Price: 25.000 SEK (excl personal transport to and from Reykjavik. The trip is booked separately by each participant at an estimated cost of 3000 SEK).
Optional surcharges and possible extra costs:
• Rental motorcycle 400–530cc: 1 500 SEK per day.
Terms for participation:
• All driving is undertaken at your own risk and according to your own ability.
• An understanding that riding a motorcycle for five days in extremely varied weather conditions is physically demanding.
• MCraft cannot be held responsible for any personal injuries, losses or damage to equipment.
• MCraft reserves the right to cancel tours in the case of too few participants, bad weather conditions or other unexpected circumstances.
You are responsible for:
• Personal insurance coverage and possible travel insurance, European Health insurance card from Social Insurance Office, valid passport.
• You are responsible for rental equipment. You are liable for payment for damages or loss up to the deductible limit. All damage over and above that is covered by the accidental damage motor vehicle insurance, since you pay only the deductible.
• You are responsible for being in good physical condition and not overrating your own ability.
• You must follow the traffic rules, laws and regulations on Iceland as well as the leader’s instructions.
• Payment in full must have reached MCraft 12 weeks prior to the scheduled start of the trip.
• You are responsible for booking and paying for your personal round trip to Reykjavik - MCraft will be happy to assist you.
• Motorcycle equipment: Gore-Tex jacket/pants, helmet, boots, back/shoulder/knee/elbow protection, goggles (double glass or integral helmet), 2 pair of gloves, kidney belt, scarf, etc.
• Light backpack to wear while riding. Good for drinks, extra gloves etc.
• Super (thermal) underwear to wear closest to the body.
• Camelback, or similar water container.
• Rain gear.
• Tape for your hands if you are unexperienced or get blisters.
• Extra socks, preferably wool.
• Clothes/shoes to wear after riding.
• Fleece or other warm sweater.
• Personal toiletries..
• Sleeping bag + good mattress (ground at tenting spots can be stony).
• Dextrose tablets.
• Pocket money for souvenirs, extra drinks in the evening, etc.
• Small headlamp for moving around in the bivouac