Iceland has long been on my list of travel locations, not just for the riding but it's hard not to see photos of the landscape and be captured by it. When Geoff, The Fast Fokus crew and I arrived, even leaving the airport was an incredible sight. 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. Each day we set out we seemed to find better locations and trails than the day and week before. In addition to the landscape, the Northern Lights was something that we all wanted to see while we were in Iceland. With the cloud cover we were running out of hope after almost two weeks, but at the end of our trip we were surprised by clear skies and one of the most incredible light shows you can imagine. It was one of the most amazing locations I've ever seen in the world, with trails to match.—KC Deane
Iceland was to me, the most beautiful place I have ever seen on earth. This vast terrain offered epic riding with landscapes to steal your attention at every turn. The exposure makes you weak at the knees and flow that makes you overcome it.
I will be back as soon as the opportunity comes up.—Geoff Gulevich
When I first talked to KC Deane about coming to Iceland, he immediately loved the idea. We went there in the autumn to enjoy the most beautiful colors. We were not disappointed. The hardest time of the trip for me will remain shooting in the snow. We shot all day in the rain and on our way back to the hut it started snowing. So we decided to turn back and continue the shoot in the snow. It was super cold, but it was amazing. We saw so many extraordinary landscapes during this trip at the end of our stay, some incredible northern lights.It was the first time in my life. I stayed all night, lying in the grass to contemplate this spectacle. I spent one of the most beautiful evenings of my life. Just to contemplate what our planet has most beautiful. It was magical, I will never forget.—Damien Vergez