The short and easy route to Grótta and back is ideal for those who want to explore the Icelandic capital by bike. If you start in downtown Reykjavík, the tour will be about 15 kilometers long. Plan two hours for your cycle and to enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds you.
The bike tour begins in the heart of Reykjavík and goes to Grótta, a gorgeous stretch of coast located at the tip of the Seltjarnarnes peninsula. The northern part of the peninsula is a public parkand nature reserve. Grótta is, among other things, known for its manifold bird life. More than one hundred species of birds live here. From the old lighthouse, you have a wonderful view over the surrounding landscape, for example over the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which rises up far back at the horizon.
On the way back from Grótta, the bike path follows the Ægissíða coast line back to the city centre.
The tour is mostly on flat, tarred roads through the quiet, untouched nature surrounding Reykjavík. Cycling this tour during the midnight sun is particularly nice. This spectacular phenomenon, however, only happens in Iceland during the summer months.