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- 5 nights hotel (twin/dbl)
- FOOD: 5 breakfast, 6x lunch, 1x casual dinner, 2x 3course dinner,1x dinner buffet, 1x pizza and brews
- Local expert bike guide with superjeep and driver
- Packed lunch
- Small group guarantee
- Support vehicle
- Travel in 4x4 8 passenger van
- Travel with modified highland vehicle
- Trip extension assistance, detailed trip information and pre trip assistance
- Airfares and airport transfers
- Awesome weather guarantee
- Bikerental not included, - Scott Genius bikes available for rent
- Optional tips to guide and driver
- Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Single Room
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 rider. An exclusive trip that will only run three times in summer 2024. Each trip has up to 8 riders with two bike guides and driver. Highland travel in 46″ modified superjeep with custom built bike trailer. Our guides are the local expert riders and won’t hesitate to change the plan to react to weather to make the most of your time in Iceland.
The trips plan is action packed 5 days of biking – with a short last day of wrapping up and shuttling to civilisation. We start and end in Reykjavík.
First day we drive from Reykjavík to our Trailcenter in village of Hveragerði. Get bikes ready, head out to ride and get to know the guides and country. We spend the first night in the village of Hveragerði, exploring the tectonic and geothermal areas. We ride new trails built by the Icebike team. On day two it is time to head out to the highlands to explore Iceland’s rugged and magical backcountry terrain around nature reserve Fjallabak. We spend two nights in the highland center riding some magnificent singletracks in Fjallabak nature reserve. Then it is time to cross the highlands on the superjeep. Destination is the glacier surrounded “Þórsmörk” also known as the “Garden of Thor”. Featured in films and photos, part of the singletracks we ride include the same areas as the famous “Laugavegur” hiking trail. End the trip back in Hveragerði town we have a final evening togethter, sharing local brews, pizza and photoss. Final day is about recovery, packing up and shutttle to Reykjavík – there by lunchtime.
This is a trip for the experienced riders only, riding a quality 4-7 inch full-suspension trail bike.
*No need to bring a group, solo riders welcome. Price is based on double or twin rooms, for single rooms a fee of 102.000 ISK is added.
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 aimed for the strong intermediate to advanced AM / Enduro rider. If you enjoy technical trails and natural singletracks in the remote, this is a good match. You need to be happy riding 4-6 hours per day on challenging terrain. Challenging uphill rides including “hike a bike” rewarded with once in a lifetime views. If you’ve seen videos of Iceland mountainbiking: this is it!
Facilities and food:
In 2023 we retired using the highland cabins that had bunk beds, sleeping bags and common rooms. We will endure the (sometimes) 30-60 min shuttle post ride to reach private rooms, warm showers and excellent food. At least two days we ride all the way to our hotel. We believe our riders will enjoy the days better having had a good nights sleep. All food on the trip is included, expect a variety of casual pizza/burgers to 3 course menus in the highland hotel. You’ll sample the favourite food of Icebike guides.
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.
“The volcanic landscape covered in green moss is mesmerizing and photos hardly do it justice. The idea of going and finding perfect single track that laces through the hills was our goal, and with the help of Magne from Icebike we set out to find the best trails the south island had to offer. “
KC Deane – Pro Rider
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Welcome to Iceland: Meet, shuttle, brief, build, eat, RIDE!
Welcome to Iceland! Trip starts in Reykjavík center and hop on the van for a 40 minutes scenic drive to the Icebike Trail center in Hveragerði. Once there we get the bikes ready, riders with own bikes start buidling - the riders with rentals can head out for a spin. When all is set we head out to the geothermal areas for a short ride, then have light lunch at trailside café before riding further into the mountains. Evening: Have dinner in your own time, a casual meal included at the hotel food hall. After dinner, if you fancy a dip in a warm river under the midnight sun: bring your bike out and ride some beautiful singletracks up the mountain to earn your dip and singletrack ride back to hotel
Steamer and Háifoss Waterfall / Singletrack Canyon
Breakfast at Hveragerði then we'll ride some of our favourite trails in the area. We know them because we built them. Lunch in the village then time to bring out the superjeep to head to the highlands. We stop enroute at one of Icelands most beautiful waterfalls, named “Háifoss” for a nice singletrack 1-2 hour ride. 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 B&B here we overnight. Showers & made up beds are a welcome luxury after a day of enduring Iceland elements. Enjoy dinner at the hotel prepared by talented chefs & possibly crack open a cold one to share some pictures with the guides and riders.
Today we ride 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. Option of a dip in a geothermal pool before superjeep brings us back to the comfort of a hot shower and made up bed.
Getting Primeval - To the Garden Of Thor
Our superjeep once again delivers adventure in spades as we travel 3 hours deeper in to Fjallabak mountains area. Today 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 Kleina (or fried dough), before venturing out into more super scenic landscapes on for the rest of the day. After 6 hours on the saddle we arrive in Þórsmörk area where birch trees and grassy meadows are a welcome change.This is the best part for biking the famous Laugavegur hiking trail. The interesting mix of technical and flowing singletrack delivers us to the Volcanohuts, option of warm showers and sauna. Dinner is served buffet style, dessert is simply enjoying the views of this incredible place, behind mountains and unbridged rivers, with glaciers towering on three sides, there is a reason this place is treasured by Icelanders.
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. Post ride: Shuttle 3hours back to Hveragerði for the final evening together. For our final evening we head to Ölverk pizzeria, to have the best pizza in the country paired with local brews. Thank you for some incredible days. SKÁL!
This is goodbye
The last day is about recovery and getting ready to travel home. Breakfast at the Greenhouse, pack your bike and we will shuttle you back to Reykavík before lunch time. Thank you for riding with us! *If you are on a tight schedule it is possible to end the trip on day #5 and heading straight to the airport to fetch a morning flight out. (ask firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements)
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We ride in Fjallabak nature reserve.
Iceland weather is highly unpredictable it is very important to bring the right gear for riding - you will receive a detailed kit list upon booking the trip.