AWARDED 5 DAY MTB HIGHLAND TOUR
Price
295.000 -ISK per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2-6 per guide
4 Reviews
4.8 out of 5

Best of Iceland singletracks for experienced riders The UltimateAll Mountain MTB Experience

Raven breaks away from the beaten path to bring you to new heights in MTB Adventures.
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Seasoned guides reveal the stunning singletracks and backcountry routes that define both the beauty and harshness of Iceland. We traverse rolling ridgelines over the highlands and witness the flow of geothermal steam through bubbling hot springs. We take in the best parts of the famous Laugavegur trail. This is no walk in the park – hike-a-bikes and water crossings are part of the experience and riders should have solid fitness. However, you daily efforts are rewarded nightly with gourmet fare, the comfort of a highland hut, and good spirits amongst friends. Raven All Mountain includes helibiking: super scenic flight to the top of a dormant volcano for an ever-changing volcanic singletrack passing rivers and valleys in a geothermal area. SAG vehicle shuttles all luggage, you carry only your daypack with water and packed lunch.

What's included

Destination
Fjallabak area , Hengill , Landmannalaugar , Reykjanes , Reykjavík , Þjórsárdalur , Þórsmörk Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Reykjavík
Return Location
Reykjavík
Price includes
  • All meals included
  • Local expert bike guide with superjeep and driver
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 5x lunch, 3x dinner
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in greater Reykjavik area
  • Support vehicle
  • Three nights mountain cabins
  • Travel with modified highland vehicle
  • Trip extension assistance, detailed trip information and pre trip assistance
Price does not include
  • Airfare
  • Airfares and airport transfers
  • Alc. beverages
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Bikerental not included, - Scott Genius bikes available for rent
  • Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Tips to guide and driver
Additional Prices
Bikerental : 57.500-ISK

Skill and Fitness level:

Technical
Fitness

Singletrack mixed with dirt roads.

Singletrack and crosscountry MTB in Iceland.

The Raven AM MTB trip is the result of 15 years of scouting Iceland trails to showcase the best singletracks in Iceland. Explore Iceland’s rugged and magical backcountry terrain. Raven AM is the trip for the advanced all-mountain MTB rider or technical XC riders. Riders are split into two groups based on riding skill levels, one including more hike a bike / advanced and the other goes for flatter XC trails.  All riders share a superjeep support vehicle with driver. The creates the best way to reach remote trails in the highland and allows for changes in plans to react to changes in weather. We make the best use of your time in Iceland.

On the trip we: . Explore Iceland’s rugged and magical backcountry terrain around nature reserve Fjallabak and glacier surrounded “Þórsmörk” also known as the “Garden of Thor”. Featured in films and photos, the singletracks we ride include the same areas as the famous “Laugavegur” hiking trail. End the trip with some epic helibiking near the capital Reykavík. 

This is a trip for the experienced riders riding quality 4-7 inch full-suspension bike.

*No need to bring a group, solo riders welcome.

Iceland highlands:

We head to the vast highlands of Iceland where the short summer of 8 weeks creates a short window for biking.  The area is a protected nature reserve and of course we treat it with respect.  Our talented local guides are great riders, fun people and experienced mountaineers. They will know options for trails on any day. They will use your time in Iceland well. Mountain biking in Iceland is not about racing through the trails. It is as important to take a moment to enjoy the views.  To let the vistas sink in.  The landscapes are other worldly and ever changing.   You’ll ride past bubbling hot pools, glaciers, birch woods and black sand.  Even in the same day.  You can find information here about how Icebike works with authorities on trailbuilding.

 

Is this trip suitable for my skill level?:

This trip is for the strong intermediate to advanced AM / Enduro rider.  If you enjoy technical trails and natural singletrack this is a good match. You need to be happy riding 4-6 hours per day on challenging terrain. Challenging uphill rides rewarded with once in a lifetime views. If you’ve seen videos of Iceland mountainbiking: this is it.

 

Facilities and food:

We overnight in simple mountain cabins, dorm rooms, sleeping bag accommodation. Showers and WC are in separate buildings from the huts where we overnight. Meals in Landmannalaugar served camping style buffet. All meals in Thors Garden served buffet style in the restaurant.  All food made from scratch from fresh quality ingredients, local when possible.  Contact us if you have requests for special dietary requirements. Evenings: On night 3 you’ll have the option of dipping into a geothermal hot pool. Option of sauna on night 4.  Campfire all evenings. All areas have plenty of hiking trails if you want to explore further in the evening.

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.

no wind and the lake is a mirror in the highlands
``It was one of the most amazing locations I've ever seen in the world, with trails to match``.
KC Deane
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

Welcome to Iceland: let's ride the Lavatrails.

Welcome to Iceland!  On arrival day:  Settle in, build your bike and explore Reykjavík at your own pace.  Mid afternoon: Meet the guides and do a short warmup ride:  The Lavatrails.  Shuttle back to your hotel after the ride, back in time for dinner. 

Day 2

Super jeep Safari

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 where the local chef will greet us with a warm, home-cooked dinner of traditional  Icelandic mountain cuisine.

Day 3

Getting Primeval

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. this day will include some hike a bike sections. even though we are not riding the highest mountain in the area.

Day 4

Garden of Thor

Our superjeep once again delivers adventure in spades as we travel 2 -3 hours deeper in to Fjallabak mountains area for Day 4.  includes water crossings as we transition once again to even more verdant land with crisp waterfalls flowing into pristine lakes and a thin line of hero dirt snaking its way through it all. This is where the now famous Yeti video was filmed in Þórsmörk . We'll stop at a mountain cabin for warm soup and Klena (or fried dough), before venturing out into more super scenic landscapes on hour dikes for the rest of the day. after 6 hours on the saddle we arrive in Þórsmörk area here birch trees and grassy meadows are a welcome change. The interesting mix of technical and flowing singletrack delivers us to the Volcanohuts, option of warm showers and even sauna. We enjoy our dinner together overlooking the famous volcano Eyjafjallajokull and have a chat by the campfire. 

 

Day 5

Eyjafjallajökull "Island Mountain Glacier" "ay-yah-FYAH'-plah-yer-kuh-duhl"

We’ll wake up, enjoy a hearty breakfast and get ready for our final day of mind-blowing terrain.! Again, weather will be the deciding factor on which trails we ride today. In any case, we will see the wonders of Thors Garden and great views after a challenging hike a bike sections. We'll take a moment to enjoy the stunning views of glaciers, snow-capped mountains and dormant volcanoes. Serene birch forests and grassy meadows provide a striking contrast against the blackened earth on which we’ll ride. Several rocky sections and wild river crossings will make for an unforgettable adventure. We’ll then enjoy the scenic drive back to Reykjavík for our final night together. It’s time to crack open a Viking Lager (or two) and celebrate like true Icelanders! SKÁL!

More about Fjallabak area

Fjallabak is a nature reserve in the Iceland highlands.

More about Hengill

More about Landmannalaugar

More about Reykjanes

More about Reykjavík

More about Þjórsárdalur

More about Þórsmörk


Seasoned guides reveal the stunning singletracks and backcountry routes that define both the beauty and harshness of Iceland. We traverse rolling ridgelines over the highlands and witness the flow of geothermal steam through bubbling hot springs. We take in the best parts of the famous Laugavegur trail. This is no walk in the park – hike-a-bikes and water crossings are part of the experience and riders should have solid fitness. However, you daily efforts are rewarded nightly with gourmet fare, the comfort of a highland hut, and good spirits amongst friends. Raven All Mountain includes helibiking: super scenic flight to the top of a dormant volcano for an ever-changing volcanic singletrack passing rivers and valleys in a geothermal area. SAG vehicle shuttles all luggage, you carry only your daypack with water and packed lunch.

User Reviews & Comments

  • S.Booth
    5 out of 5

    We booked on the Raven XC trip in July 18. These guys really know how to run a trip. Brilliant gudes who worked really hard to make the trip work. great riding though not too technical - It's all about the views and just being in Iceland. Th Super Jeeps are pushed too with amazing 4x4 action heading for the best trails.
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  • Debby P
    4 out of 5

    I joined Icebike Adventures Raven 5 day mountain bike trip in mid July. WOW! The company is well run and I found their staff easy to deal with from my first inquiry to the final drop off at my hotel at the end of the trip. If you want to mountain bike in Iceland I feel that they are the go to company. They have scheduled trips and they will also provide support if you want to book a private trip. The office staff is helpful, the owner friendly, and the guides awesome. The tour was well run, and the food plentiful and good. I had to book my own hotel for the first and last nights and the other 3 nights were in shared huts. One hut housed all the riders and had an indoor toilet. There were paid showers available. We stayed there two nights. The last night was at the Volcano Huts and the toilets were outdoors but had free showers. Those huts housed 4 people. On the Raven trip there were long super jeep rides so we could get the the trails but the Icelandic scenery is beautiful and diverse so the time seemed to pass quickly. Our drivers and guides were very skilled at crossing rivers on foot in the the Jeeps. This trip was truly a trip of a lifetime for me and Icebike Adventures is an outstanding company.
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  • neverenoughbikes
    5 out of 5

    We booked on the Raven XC trip in July 18. These guys really know how to run a trip. Brilliant gudes who worked really hard to make the trip work. great riding though not too technical - It's all about the views and just being in Iceland. Th Super Jeeps are pushed too with amazing 4x4 action heading for the best trails.
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  • Chris S
    5 out of 5

    Excellent Adventure I did the 5 day Raven adventure with my wife, we flew out MTB's out and explored Porsmork and Landmannalaugar, and it was very epic. Our guides were excellent, Icebike was very helpful with accommodations and figuring out how to get us all going where we needed to be. We had so much fun and was able to see so much of the country. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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We ride in Fjallabak nature reserve.

Iceland weather is highly unpredictable, you will receive a detailed kit list upon booking the trip.

 

 

 

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Raven / All Mountain

Price
295.000 -ISK per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2-6 per guide