Video: Battling the Elements in Iceland

Dec 10, 2014 at 13:42
Dec 10, 2014
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Country: Iceland
Population: 325,671
Terrain: Plateaus consisting of sand, lava fields, mountains and glaciers
Anthem: Lofsöngur

Iceland is one of the most sparsely-populated countries in Europe and two thirds of that population are huddled in the south west within its capital city, Reykjavík. The surrounding terrain is mountainous and hostile; perfect Moment Pictures territory!

As always with our Into the Dirt series, however, it wasn't all plain sailing and the guys had to face down some serious adversity in order to claim their riding rewards.

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39 Comments

  • + 34
 Didn't think it's possible, but the red bull player gets even worse. Can't see any controls now and video started with almost half a minute delay. Shittiest player in the history! Sick video though.
  • - 9
flag HutchJR (Dec 10, 2014 at 14:29) (Below Threshold)
 try IE , work better than pb player
  • + 4
 There is no way I'll be using IE, but somehow the player get fixed and it's back to its normal state now
  • + 4
 whoever still uses IE is....I'll refrain myself.
  • + 6
 Works fine for me every time, no buffering and starts instantly
  • + 1
 Didn't look all that good to me, but then again my computer is nine years old...
  • + 7
 @HutchJR you went full IE, NEVER go full IE!
  • + 2
 i always use chrome, but for some reason it doesnt play red bull stuff as wel as ie
  • + 3
 I'm on Chromium (basically an opensource project Chrome stands upon) and it works wonders. Same with Opera. Perhaps it's something to do with Flash player?
  • + 20
 I wanna see a full length MTB film shot in Iceland so badly... I went there a few years ago and was blown away by the terrain. Literally the entire island is made up of rugged freeride lines.
  • + 9
 Can't wait to see what Aggy, Matty and Sherpas Cinema filmed in Iceland. Gotta be epic.
  • + 4
 Videos of the biking in Iceland has definitely bumped it up on my list of places to visit. This one in particular : vimeo.com/98904694#t=253s
  • + 1
 @thearae - thanks, brilliant film! On my shortlist of places to ride.
  • + 6
 Great scenery, riding and shooting, but the music and sound design was way too much for me. I know it's Red Bull's MO, but I think I woulda liked it way better if it was a little more Iceland style and a little less "That's It That's All goes to Ibiza". Just my 2 cents.
  • + 2
 Exactly my sentiment.
Some music from Björk, Sólstafir or Papar would have been a better fit.
  • + 1
 do any of you guys know what the first song is?
  • + 5
 I used to live in Iceland for 2.5 years and revisit it every couple of years. There can be a great MTB film shot there. This falls short of potential
  • + 2
 Hmmm... all good stuff while they stayed on the tracks. But there is no entitlement to rip up fragile alpine mat plant communities which are there for everyone to appreciate. Nothing will get mountain bikes shut out of such places faster than this sort of behaviour... It wasn't put there for you to shred, guys.
  • + 2
 Iceland's weather is totally brutal and unforgiving. I went there on a 2 week backcountry skiing trip and got 2 half days in..... This crew, 2 week trip?, not a lot of shots, Halo (Kayaking flick) same deal. This crew might relate with the term we coined "Chhopeless" meaning cold, hungry, and hopeless. Iceland is absolutely stunning but will put you on your butt; it doesn't matter if you're a weekend worrier like myself or a professional film crew. Great flick though! almost made me want to go back then got terrible memories of the punishing weather.
  • + 1
 Awesome!!! Hear the rocks in the movie - potential crash landing would sound a bit more like scratchy Wink These volcano rocks can be sharp like a razor... So if u decide to ride in Thorsmork, do as a friend says to me: Dont crash!
  • + 4
 One of the sickest scenery I've ever ever seen ! so beautiful !
  • + 3
 Not a huge fan of DH vids but that was Brilliant.. Really well put together.. Less "let's shred pish" and more "adventure"
  • + 1
 Lots of rain. in Ice land....................Riding was dope! Yeah reminds me of the North Shore all year round. You just wait for the clouds to part and ride.
  • + 2
 What an absolutely epic video. This place looks so sick, I need to go.....Well done guys!
  • + 2
 Yeah Magne Kvam! Icebike Adventures is the sickest way to ride over there. You just gotta pull the trigger.
  • + 1
 I misread the title as Ireland. Only when I saw the Range Rover with the typcial fatty icelandic tires did it click. I figured I didn't know Ireland had such cool waterfalls.
  • + 1
 The way they shred between all those rocks. So much Gnar! Mad skills right there.
  • + 1
 The riding is great but I couldn't take my eyes off the scenery. Incredible. I want to go there!
  • + 0
 badass place, riding was sick. makes me want to travel and shred. what was the music? didn't sound like bjork, maybe that's a good thing...
  • + 2
 Well Iceland looks incredible. Yea KJ!
  • + 1
 Umm...

What is this place? Heaven?
  • + 2
 whats the first song?
  • + 2
 That shuttle set up
  • + 1
 who argues to shuttle?? "those guys"
  • + 1
 So this somehow suddenly appeared on my todo list..
  • + 1
 Sure that wasn't filmed outside Vancouver? F*ck this weather.
  • + 4
 Kyle J loves that shit though.
  • + 2
 Fromme was nice today. Foggy, soggy, just how we like it in the pacific northwest.
  • + 2
 Vancouver isn't PNW, it'd be PSW of Canada, and maybe Pac mid-West of North America. Cascadia is fair though.

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