3 day backcountry action
Price
195.000-ISK per person
Duration
3 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2-6 per guide
4 Reviews
5 out of 5

Head to the Highlands Highland MTB Singletracks

This trip is a selection of the best of MTB Singletracks in Iceland highlands. Volcano, waterfalls, rhyolites, crater lakes and bubbly mud pools will be on your way as you traverse the highlands by mountain bike.
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A great selection of Icelandic singletracks for those with limited time. The super flexible set up of superjeep with driver and a mountain bike guide will use your time well bringing you to the best trails near Reykjavík and to a part of the Icelandic highlands called “Landmannalaugar” – well known for it magnificient landscapes. Plus you’ll see bubbling hot mud pools, dip in a warm geothermal natural pool, ride by black lava, hike and bike by stunning crater lakes, witness the energy of everflowing beautiful waterfall carving a canyon. Suitable for riders with experience mountainbiking.

What's included

Destination
Hengill , Landmannalaugar , Reykjavík , Þjórsárdalur Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Reykjavík
Return Location
Reykjavík
Price includes
  • Local expert guide
  • Meals: 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in greater Reykjavik area
  • Small group guarantee
  • Storage of your bikebox (for riders bringing own bikes)
  • Travel with modified highland vehicle
  • Trip extension assistance, detailed trip information and pre trip assistance
  • Two nights in small mountain cabin
Price does not include
  • Airfares and airport transfers
  • Alc. beverages
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Bikerental not included, - Scott Genius bikes available for rent
  • Energy gels & personal snacks
  • Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver
Additional Prices
Bikerental : 22500-ISK

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Highland MTB Singletracks:

A selection of the best singletracks in Iceland. The tour takes us from Reykjavík to the astounding beauty of the Landmannalaugar area. The trails on this trip capture the essence and diversity of Icelandic landscapes. The colourful Rhyolite mountains provide a stunning ‘postcard-perfect’ backdrop. This is Iceland singletrack riding at it’s best, a trip created to make the most of your time in Iceland. Our guides are local riders who have extensive knowledge of the highlands.

Fjallabak nature reserve:

Fjallabak is at the heart of Iceland highlands.  A true gem that is impassable for most of the year.   A summer of 8 weeks with almost 24 hour daylight make it a unique place to visit. Sheep roam free in summer in the highlands. Many of the trails we ride are made by the sheep brought there by local farmers. The heards of sheep stay in the highlands until first snow falls in Autumn. Riding their trails we explore the highlands. Well away from any crowds we ride on trails known by local riders only. These are natural single tracks like no other. Away from civilisation. Away from any crowds we pedal through the remote hinterlands of Iceland. 

The well deserved dinner served camping style at the mountain cabins. Hearty tasty food made from quality fresh, local ingredients. We spend the evenings by the campfire. Time to crack open a cold one and share stories with riders that share the passion of mountain biking.   *No need to bring a group, solo riders welcome.

What to expect:

Singletrack like no other. Friendly local expert guides. Small groups. Raw nature. Rugged cabins. Great meals. An adventure for riders who like to embrace the elements and explore what lies behind the next turn.

If you want more information on the cabins we use, check this page out. 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.

hans rey and steve peat ride highland singletracks
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``Iceland was to me, the most beautiful place I have ever seen on earth. The vast terrain offered epic riding. The landscapes steal your attention at every turn. The exposure makes you weak at the knees and the flow makes you overcome it.``
Geoff Gulevich - Pro Rider
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  • Day 3
Day 1

Tectonic and to the highlands

The early superjeep shuttle up to Hekla – Iceland’s most active volcano – is an adventure in itself. we will drive towards one of Icelands most beautiful waterfalls, named “Háifoss”. We start at a scenic point overlooking the waterfall from the top before we start our ride down into the canyon carved by the river leading into the valley Þjórsárdalur where we end our ride today. Then hop back in the Super Jeep to make our way to the remote mountain hut where we overnight.  Dinner is served camping style BBQ,  made from fresh, quality local ingredients. After dinner: campfire with a cold one and share stories from the day. 

Day 2

A day in the postcard

With so many amazing options to chose from in this beautiful area, our experienced guides customize the route for each trip based on weather and trail conditions. Regardless, the fast and narrow singletracks will carve their way through this small piece of heaven as we head downward, back through the surreal moonscape of the lava fields. Today is all about Landmannalaugar singletracks. The rich contrast of black sand and bright glaciers starts our day with breathtaking views. We pedal through the colourful Rhyolite mountains and wind down a steep trail to a green oasis on lush river banks. The wildly-formed canyons along this section of fast singletrack harken back to an age when our mother earth was still in her infancy. To cap this choice day of riding, our terminus point provides an unforgettable panorama of distant glaciers and azure lakes.Back at the cabins, we’ll enjoy a nice dinner and bask in the comfort of a flickering campfire.

Day 3

Soak in the scenery

Breakfast at the cabins, pack up and head to one of Icelands stunning backcountry singletracks.  Riding in Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak you witness raw and untouched nature. Our guides bring you to trails hidden to most.  Challenging trails rewarded with other wordly landscapes.  After a great day riding we head to Reykjavík, about 3 hours drive, there in time for late dinner.  Thanks for a great journey!

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A great selection of Icelandic singletracks for those with limited time. The super flexible set up of superjeep with driver and a mountain bike guide will use your time well bringing you to the best trails near Reykjavík and to a part of the Icelandic highlands called “Landmannalaugar” – well known for it magnificient landscapes. Plus you’ll see bubbling hot mud pools, dip in a warm geothermal natural pool, ride by black lava, hike and bike by stunning crater lakes, witness the energy of everflowing beautiful waterfall carving a canyon. Suitable for riders with experience mountainbiking.

User Reviews & Comments

  • V.Twebby
    5 out of 5

    Ultimate Adventure for People that Love to Mountain Bike. If you love to mountain bike, Icebike has created the ultimate way to experience Iceland and are top of their game (and the their vehicles are just plain cool). The pre-trip preparations and tour were extremely well organized and we were in the best of hands from the moment we touched down in Iceland to the moment we left. The huts were very comfortable for backcountry accommodations and we ate very well. Our guide David was knowledgeable and an extremely talented rider that knew how to give us the ultimate riding experience. He was really fun to hang out with but gave our group space when we needed it. Both David and IceBike exceeded my expectations in every way and gave me a trip I will remember for the rest of my life. If you are a strong rider and want the ultimate mountain biking experience and unique way to see Iceland, hit the trails with IceBike!
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  • Cklay
    5 out of 5

    Epic Riding. Epic Views. Talk about a trip of a lifetime. My wife and I wanted to do some riding in different terrain than we are used to and we got it. It was challenging but in the best ways. I don’t think we would have had the experience we had without our guides. They knew to change our plans and go somewhere else when questionable weather was moving in for the day. I think that’s the number one benefit of a legit guide service.
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  • ChufftyMarv
    5 out of 5

    Outstanding! Three of the best days on a bike I have ever had. The whole team were amazing and made sure everyone in the group had a great time. They really know their stuff and the most amazing routes for all abilities. Can't recommend highly enough

  • StephenScrivener
    5 out of 5

    A bucket list trip made reality! FANTASTIC! Myself and three friends are fairly prolific bikers and have biked in many locations around the world. We have always wanted to bike in Iceland so our expectations were high. Magne (our guide) and his team exceeded every expectation we could have had. From the amazing trails, food, drink, off road driving to the accommodation and local knowledge. We had the time of our lives thanks to Icebike Adventures.I wouldn't hesitate for a second to book another trip with Magne and Asta. They're professional, like to have fun and most importantly made our trip care free! 10/10!

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More about this tour

Fjallabak area is a nature reserve. The area is open a short time a year, it is possible to bike there in July, August and into September when snow starts to fall again.

On what to wear:  You'll receive a detailed kit list upon booking the trip.

The facilities:   Simple mountain cabins, shared dorm rooms, sleeping bag accommodation.  This is the only accomotadion that is available in the Iceland Highlands.

Showers and WC are in separate buildings from the huts where we overnight.   Free wifi in the restaurant area.

 

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Backcountry Express / All Mountain

Price
195.000-ISK per person
Duration
3 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2-6 per guide