Advanced Helibiking
Price
98.000-ISK per person
Duration
5 Hours
Destination
Hengill
Travellers
2-4

Enduro buffet for the MTB Enthusiasts! Helibike the Tectonic Plates

Heli drop on the top of a dormant volcano. This is an epic day of biking in a geothermal region. For riders with technical trail experience and strong stamina.
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MTB day to remember. All Mountain style traverse including challenging hikes and technical descents. The trip starts near the city center. We fly over the colorful roofs of Reykjavík before heading towards the geothermal region passing mossy lavafields on our way to the top. We touch down on the Hengill volcano peak for a nice start of awesome 5km descent, now we have to earn our turns, far away from population we ride an ever-changing volcanic singletrack passing rivers valleys and do some sandstone ridgeline riding, pausing only to take in the majesty of this remarkable area. As the day wears on we work our way up to the tectonic lava trail for a final technical fast and flowy traverse down to the geothermal area of Nesjavellir. This is an unforgettable trip suited to experienced AM / Enduro rider with some true grit.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Reykjavík: Icebike Base at Víkurhvarf 8, 203 Kópavogur or request pick up from hotel.
Return Location
Reykjavík: Icebike Base at Víkurhvarf 8, 203 Kópavogur or request pick up from hotel.
Price includes
  • Bikerental: Scott Genius Full suspension bike with dropper post
  • Helibiking: scenic heli ride 20 minutes
  • Local expert guide
  • Rental of helmet
  • Small group guarantee
  • Support vehicle
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • Airfares and airport transfers
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance

Skill and Fitness level:

Technical
Fitness

Iceland helibiking: This is not for the faint hearted. 

Go big, or go home. This is an epic day of heli-biking in geothermal volcano area. This day includes fast technical descents with challenging hike a bike climbs. This is no lazy downhillers helibiking day! This trip is All Mountain style traverse including challenging hikes and technical descents. Super scenic helicopter flight out of Reykjavik city center. Heli takes over a steamy geothermal region, and we touch down on the Hengill volcano peak . This is the nice start of an awesome 5km descent. Far away from civilisation we ride a volcanic single track. We pass rivers and ride through valleys. After that we try sandstone ridge line riding and pause only to take in the majesty of this remarkable area.

As the day wears on we work our way up to the tectonic lava trail. Enjoy the scenery before our final technical fast and flowy traverse down. We end our ride at the geothermal area of Nesjavellir where steam rises from the ground. The Nesjavellir plant generates electricity and hot water for district heating for Reykjavikians.  A day to remember. This is an unforgettable trip suitable only for experienced riders with some grit.

For Advanced – Expert riders only. 5-6 hrs.
All further information by email here.

You can do a lot in one day in Iceland! In summer: Days are long, almost 24hrs of daylight and we recommend using the bright nights well. Find information on what to wear and have a look at Icebike Adventures picture gallery from our trips. Grab the popcorn, sit back and enjoy some of your biking videos from Iceland. Last but not least, get some practical information on your trips and what to expect when riding in Iceland.

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MTB day to remember. All Mountain style traverse including challenging hikes and technical descents. The trip starts near the city center. We fly over the colorful roofs of Reykjavík before heading towards the geothermal region passing mossy lavafields on our way to the top. We touch down on the Hengill volcano peak for a nice start of awesome 5km descent, now we have to earn our turns, far away from population we ride an ever-changing volcanic singletrack passing rivers valleys and do some sandstone ridgeline riding, pausing only to take in the majesty of this remarkable area. As the day wears on we work our way up to the tectonic lava trail for a final technical fast and flowy traverse down to the geothermal area of Nesjavellir. This is an unforgettable trip suited to experienced AM / Enduro rider with some true grit.

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Icebike Adventures provides bike & helmet. We provide flat pedals but we are happy to change pedals if you bring your own. If you don’t have biking clothes dress as you were going hiking. Layers are good, water/windproof outer layer, good hiking shoes, gloves – no jeans.

If you don’t find a date you want don’t hesitate to contact us by email here All riders need to sign a waiver before riding with us. Meet at our shop or request a pick up.

Details about our bikes

*During winter this trip is done on Fatbikes only: you can find details about our Fatbike Lavatrails trip here: Fatbike Lavatrails

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Tectonic / Heli Biking

Price
98.000-ISK per person
Duration
5 Hours
Destination
Hengill
Travellers
2-4