Day trips from Reykjavik?
My wife and I are planning to spend a week in Iceland in early July and would like to do some riding for at least a couple days. While it would of course be fun to go on a tour, sleeping somewhere new each night, we are also considering doing day trips from a base in/ near Reykjavik. So really I have a few questions.
What would be a good 3-4 day loop of easier riding? It would be fun to go on unpaved roads although we would want to avoid stream crossings and sand since my wife will be riding on my bike with me.
Is there enough fun riding near Reykjavik to do 3 day trips, returning to the city each night?
We would really like to make our way to Akureyri, since part of my family tree can be traced back to that town. Would a trip there and back in 3 days be worthwhile, I.e. not just buzzing along a freeway for hours on end with nothing to look at?
Thanks in advance for any advice!