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- 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
- Unlimited bottled water
- Airfares and airport transfers
- Awesome weather guarantee
- Bikerental not included, - Scott Genius bikes available for rent
- Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Tips to guide and driver
This 3 day trip covers some of the best mtb trails in Iceland, through challenging terrain of Þórsmörk nature reserve. The area is 2,5 hours drive from Reykjavík. Our base will be at small mountain huts reachable only by crossing unbridged rivers. Þórsmörk is sheltered from weather by glaciers on three sides. Hence the summer season starts earlier in Þórsmörk than other highland areas. Weather is generally milder in Þórsmörk than in neighbouring areas. We make a quick stop at the famous waterfall “Seljalandsfoss” on the way to the base in Húsadalur valley. *No need to bring a group, solo riders welcome.
Icebike team works on designing and building MTB trails in Þórsmörk. Trails are shared with hikers. The Þórsmörk trails feature in a video Icebike worked on with YETI bikes.
A typical evening in Þórsmörk: Enjoy a well deserved meal. Buffet style in the restaurant. Post dinner: Crack open a cold one and gather around the campfire. Share stories with fellow riders before heading to the small cabins we overnight. There are warm showers and a small geothermal hot tub and sauna in the area. Free (slow) wifi in the restaurant.
Two words: Magnificent views. The stunning views from the mountaintops of Þórsmörk are what make the area so unique. Þórsmörk is diverse. Black sand river beds are the backdrop for a wide variety of vegetation, much of which unique to the area. Þórsmörk has many interesting natural rock formations and other worldly canyons. The area has been featured in films and tv series such as Game of Thrones.
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.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
Lava ride and superjeeping
We begin our adventure in true Icelandic fashion – our superjeep shuttles us out of Reykjavik towards the exceptional backcountry of Þórsmörk, we ride the Edge trail on the way out the before we start fording wild glacial rivers that are impassable by regular 4×4’s. On the way we are treated to The Edge trail, a local’s favourite that traces the twists and turns of a lava flow. In the evening we have the option of an easy pedal or a short hike up a mountain to a scenic viewpoint. After a delicious dinner you can indulge yourself with a sauna or simply a cold one by the campfire.
Our ride today takes us through ever-changing ecosystems, each with their own unique beauty. Here, birch trees and grassy meadows are a contrast to the volcanic terrain of Day 1. But this is no scenic jaunt, hike-a-bike sections and deep river crossings will keep us honest and work up a mean appetite for a fantastic Icelandic dinner at our backcountry hut accommodations.
Our goal today; Eyjafjallajökull, the temperamental young volcano whose last eruption in 2010 halted all air travel over Europe. A challenging climb up the flanks of this glacier-topped volcano rewards us with stunning views from the top as well as a riotously fun singletrack descent that will leave you wanting more. This is truly a day to remember. After a challenging day biking we hop on the superjeep for a 2,5 hour drive back to Reykjavík, there in time for dinner. SKÁL!
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Thorsgarden is a natural wonder. With glaciers on three sides you will ride steep trails, enjoy otherworldly landscapes and stay at isolated mountaincabins accessible only by modified superjeeps.
On what to wear: You'll receive a detailed kit list upon booking the trip.