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
Thanks for sharing this Pinkbike and damn we really need more videos like this.
F*#K Trump, Scott Pruitt and all of the other people who choose business fortune over mother earth.
I'm consider myself a proponent of minimizing my impact on the environment and try uphold that on a daily basis; I just think it's interesting how we can jump from seeing the beauty of nature in a remote region, to hate-speak about our own domestic politicians.
F*#K political discussions on PB. Ride bikes!
Thanks everyone for the comments and the support. I really enjoy reading all the feedbacks.
I'm sure you understand this right?
Our government here in the US is under attack and that also means our land is under attack.
Do u get the link between the two?
If we don't have nice trails to ride on and if we don't have clean air to breathe in and healthy non-toxic food to fuel us up then there is NO RIDING whatsoever.
So yeah, I'm going to voice out my right because without good responsible politics we won't have MTB for very long. Get it?
it was a great experience. certainly incredible landscape, and definitely good riding. I have no affiliation with Icebike, (found them via google) but I definitely would consider using them again, and definitely recommend them.
If anyone is interested in coming to Iceland we have some spots left on trips this summer. Details here: www.icebikeadventures.com.
depending on the airline, it's around 150 USD per bike, each way. renting is around 100 USD per day (i think) sometimes you can get lucky and not get charged for the bike, depending on the airline personnel at the check-in.
bringing your own has advantages, but is also a bit of a hassle, getting to and from airports with a giant box, storing said empty box in hotel while you ride, putting bike together/taking it apart, etc and the non-negligible risk of the airline losing/damaging your bike.
having said all that, i've gone on many trips with my bike, and fortunately, always ended up OK. but my bike trips have been long trips, and i would always feel that renting a bike (that is invariable not as nice as mine) would be a "waste" of money if it was more than the cost to bring mine.
"FRODO !! WE DID IT!!"