Photo Journal: Mountain Biking Iceland, Land of Fire & Ice

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January 4th, 2019

Iceland  is a land crafted for mountain bikers. With breathtaking scenery,  geothermal hot pools, cozy accommodations and the welcoming smile of Icelanders, you'll never want to leave.  Not to mention, there is amazing singletrack. The mountain bike trails in Iceland are demanding and technical.  You'll have to work hard to reach the summit and hike-a-bikes are included. But, there is something in the challenging climbs, and remoteness of the Iceland backcountry that makes each ride extremely rewarding.   We promise you will earn your turns and your beer at the end of the day. 

 

Last year, we hosted our first two rides in Iceland. Back-to-back groups experienced the best Iceland has to offer for mountain biking, accommodations, food and warm Icelandic hospitality.   We're excited for another summer season in Iceland so we can share this stunning destination with other passionate mountain bikers. 

 

Since a photo speaks a thousand words, here are a few images from our Fire and Ice Ride. 

 

Thank you to Rider, Tom, for sharing his photos. 

 

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The ride starts in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland.   The city is the perfect landing spot to start your adventure. Soak in the sights upon arrival, visit museums,    excellent restaurants, spas and geothermal pools. 

 

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Once you venture outside of Reykjavik the remoteness and natural beauty of Iceland will drop your jaw! 

 

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Experience nature at its best with a  post-ride soak in a natural geothermal hot pool. 

 

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Ready to hit the trailhead! 

 

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The weather in Iceland can change quickly. We recommend bringing two pairs of riding shoes (if possible), 2 pairs of gloves and a big sense of adventure!  Although we have a set itinerary, guides will determine which trail to ride depending on the daily weather forecast. 

 

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Iceland is the perfect place to get off the beaten path and escape the busy city life. 

 

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One reason why we recommend bringing an extra pair of riding shoes! 

 

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To offer the best experience possible, we have one of the best Guide to Rider ratios (one guide to every four riders) in the mountain bike tourism industry.   

 

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Due to the remoteness of the trails we ride in Iceland,  there are a few hike-a-bike sections.  No shuttles or gondolas around here! 

 

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Icelandic trail-side fish snacks!

 

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