Exposure and Adventure on Iceland's Laugavegur Trail

May 8, 2015
by Big Mountain  
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Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail - Photo Mattias Fredriksson Photography
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail
Exposure amp Adventure on Iceland s Laugavegur Trail

Trip Info:

Big Mountain Bike Adventures - Iceland 2015: July 19, August 9 and August 30.
Cost - $3,425 USD per person. See www.ridebig.com for details.
Air Travel - Icelandair offers direct flights to Reykjavik from several US and Canadian international airports.


MENTIONS: @BigMountain / @wadevsimmons / @stephen




36 Comments

  • + 16
 Another Mattias Fredriksson work of art. Amazing compositions and light work.
  • + 4
 Outstanding Photography indeed!
  • + 7
 Such a good article yet again with Big Mountain Adventures ! Chris it has been a long time but one day we will catch up and ride again Attending one of your tours is on my bucket list Happy Trails
  • + 4
 Nice article Stephen, Mattias, Chris, Wade, etc. Great photos and great narration. The trip was amazing! Truly a once in a lifetime adventure. Was fun to share it with you guys. We could see how hard you guys had to work to get all those shots. Thanks Big Mountain Bike Adventures. We'll ride again soon.
  • + 3
 Great video and story - just not quite so big a fan of the beautiful pictures with hard-to-read text scribbled across them, and the little cartoon figures sneaking in and mucking up otherwise amazing shots. Text would be great underneath or on top....different strokes etc.!
  • + 3
 I feel the same but still found myself going all Where's Waldo on the photos....
  • + 2
 I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Iceland was shown in that. After that I wanted to go to Iceland and bike. I was obsessed with Iceland! A year later Pinkbike comes out with all these videos of Iceland. It just gets me more and more stoked to go someday! Thank you Walter Mitty.
  • + 2
 your welcome
  • + 2
 I'm lucky to go there in July for a mtb trip with my better half but without guiding. I'd love to know the must-do trails with trailhead accessible with a 4WD and potentially some GPS tracks to not get lost in the backcountry Smile !
  • + 1
 @BigMountain - it was great randomly running into you guys in Landmaanlauger! I was wondering when I would see your content. We have just gotten around to trickling out our story too drunkcyclist.com/2015/05/02/dances-elves-hluti-tveir
Cheers!
  • + 1
 @dirty-biker great to hear from you! Nice work on your tale from the Icy-land. Looks like you guys had one hell of an adventure. Happy trails and hopefully we'll cross paths again somewhere someday...Cheers!
  • + 1
 My girlfriend and I rode the trail last early summer with about 8km snowfields alltogether in 2 days, it was exhausting but it was every pedal worth.
The landscape is incredible and there are some trails you cant find on other places.
The video is nearly perfect but been there is even better :-)
  • + 3
 One of the best photo essays I have seen. Well done to Mattias, you've pretty much booked me a ticket.

Now starts the wife convincing process Smile
  • + 1
 I love it, the photos are absolutely beautiful.

Laugavegur is such an amazing trail with the landscape changing completely on each day of the trip. I found even hiking it quite demanding (pitching the tent in freezing rain on Hraftinusker was something to remember), I can only imagine how hard it is to ride. Awesome.
  • + 1
 I'm driving the support vehicle for a motorcycle trip through here in July. I'm stoked, really looking forward to it.
  • + 2
 just....wow
scenery not from this world. kind of magic.
would like to go there too....any guided packages available. including wade simmons as guide? ;-)




anyone else with problems posting from his mobile device?
  • + 1
 You're right. Iceland is like being on a completely different planet. Or maybe it's the closest thing to actually being on Earth?
Either way, what a privilege it muse be to ride there. These guys are lucky!
  • + 3
 Awesome-love the photos, especially those with the cartoon additions!Smile Need to get to Iceland.
  • + 1
 Great write up, great photos, but that is not the greatest typeface to use for readability. Also, would love to see more of Iceland, such a beautiful country!
  • + 3
 Up yours Simmons and your totally, totally awesome way of life.
  • + 2
 i visited Iceland in 2009 (sans bicycle unfortunately). I can honestly say it is #1 on my "places to visit again" list.
  • + 1
 Iceland - wow! Certainly on my bucketlist, as an australian it costs quite a bit even for a 7 day trip. Bet its worth every cent though.
  • + 2
 Love these adventure articles! Would like to see some bike and spec checks thou. So inspirational!! Cheers
  • + 1
 This is just amazing guys. What an adventure. Also love Mattias photos ! Thank you !
  • + 1
 Good morning Iceland. See you soon. Incredible. Fantastic. chill music. Thanks for that edit!
  • + 1
 Yeah Stephen, you are rad! Iceland looks beautiful and is on my list to ride in the near future.
  • + 2
 going to Laugavegur in Agust it´s going to be awesome.
  • + 1
 Sick. I hiked the exact trail, rippin' down there must have been so amazing.
  • + 1
 Very nice video, it reminds me a lot of the movie Prometheus specially the waterfall
  • + 1
 Even neon orange is more ORANGER in Iceland!!
  • + 1
 Fantastic footage and photos. What a beautiful place to ride!
  • + 1
 Been there unguided. It is ace. Once is not enough.
  • + 1
 I have one of those black and yellow Rocky mountains. It's sweet
  • + 1
 Just awesome!
  • + 1
 a Ghost bike yaay Smile
  • + 1
 landscapes!!!

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