The Icelandic biking experience is very different

Choice of bike is very important. A half suspension or full suspension mountain bike is the best choice when biking around the highlands or other rural areas. 

Follow roads, trails or bike paths. Bikes can damage nature big time when not on trails etc. Take care of nature and be a good role model for others. If something seems to be difficult and dangerous, then it most likely is. 

Keep in mind that in Iceland there are very few specific bike paths or roads.  You’ll therefore mostly be riding either on paved roads in varying condition, or on gravel roads.

Road signs

It’s also very important to know the road signs

Make a travel plan

One of the most important steps for any traveler is to ensure that a comprehensive travel plan is shared with a trusted individual who is capable of taking appropriate action.