• Njall Gunnlaugsson, a motorcycle trainer and enthusiast in Iceland, founded Biking Viking in the year of 1998. The company’s first appearance in the press was in an article in the Cybercyclemag web-magazine, written by Ciara Fox, published in 1999. In 2003 Biking Viking had the great pleasure of welcoming a crew from Cycle World magazine that rode with us for almost two weeks. The editor, Beau Allen Pacheco, wrote a 12 page article about riding in Iceland decorated with beautiful photos from the photo-editor, Brian Blades.

 

  • In 2008, Eythor Orlygsson joined forces with Biking Viking much to everyone’s pleasure. Eythor is an experienced off-road rider whose mechanical skills are essential on the more difficult highland tours. Today, Eythor is the general manager of the company.

 

  • In the fall of 2009 Biking Viking merged with Riding Iceland, the leading motorcycle rental in Iceland at the time. The new company’s main goal was to offer a wider range of bikes for rent as well as expand the field of the guided motorcycle tours. The fleet that year consisted mostly of BMW F650 GS and Kawasaki KLR 650, but also Kawasaki Versys, Honda Transalp, Yamaha XT660 and Suzuki V-Strom.

 

  • In 2010, Biking Viking Motorcycle Tours put down an order for new Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC. The new bikes, 10 in all, arrived in May in time for the 2011 season. The bikes served the rental well for the 2011 and 2012 season.

 

  • The year of 2012 was eventful for the company. That year Biking Viking joined forces and established an exclusive partnership with BMW Motorrad in Germany. From now on, Biking Viking will therefore proudly and exclusively use BMW motorcycles on its rental as well as on the guided tours. That same year, Biking Viking merged with two other companies; Puffin Scooters – Activity rental and tours and the Harley-Davidson Iceland store. The three companies are now a part of RMC or Reykjavik Motor Center.

 

 

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