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Norwegian flagIceland tour 2008 - The puffin heat wave tour

After our tour last year we decided that we just had to go back to Iceland. It was such a fascinating country and there was just so much we didn't get to see. We didn't fancy the long ferry journey again as it took out nearly a week in traveling and we were lucky with the calm weather and Frank wasn't keen to push her luck for another calm crossing. Therefore even though we aren't that keen on flying we booked a couple of tickets with Iceland Express from Stansted to Keflavík.

You can read more about our Iceland travels in our travelogue pages using the links below:

We have outlined the route that we took on the map below:

Iceland Tour 2007 Route Map

 

Outlined below are the statistics of our tour:

Day
Start Finish
Distance in miles
Time in Saddle
Average speed
1
Airport Keflavík
5.1
1
5.1
2
Keflavík Hafnarfjörður
30.6
3.46
7.9
3
Hafnarfjörður Reykjavik
13.5
1.7
6.7
4
Reykjavik Flatey
13.8
0.33
5.8
5
Flatey Skápadal
29.7
4.1
7
6
Skápadal Breiðavik
21
3.48
5.4
7
Breiðavik Breiðavik
16.9
2.53
5.7
8
Breiðavik Patreksfjörður
31.73
5.19
5.9
9
Patreksfjörður Bolungarvík
24.2
3.47
6
10
Bolungarvík Isafjörður
12.7
1.36
7.8
11
Isafjörður Hella
15.4
2.04
6.9
12
Hella Hólaskugur
47.8
6.29
7.2
13
Hólaskugur Poristunga
21.6
3.45
5.7
14
Poristunga Sporðalda
29
4.22
6.5
15
Sporðalda Landmannalaugar
22.1
4.22
4.9
16
Landmannalaugar Skuggafjall
16.52
3.02
5.4
17
Skuggafjall Svartihnúkur
18.2
3.21
5.2
18
Svartihnúkur Hirfunes
26.9
4.11
6.3
19
Hirfunes Vik
31.3
3.32
8.7
20
Vik Selfoss
4.3
0.35
6.3
21
Selfoss Heimaey
30.04
3.24
9.1
22
Heimaey þorlakshöfn
18
3
5.7
23
þorlakshöfn Grindavik
46
6.06
7.4
24
Grindavik Keflavík
18.5
2.16
8.1
     
    Total distance cycled 544.89 miles
    An average of 22.7 miles per day