Mountain Bike multi day-trips in Reykjavik, Iceland

Mountain Bike multi day-trips in Reykjavik, Iceland

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: from Advanced to Expert
  • Spoken languages: Icelandic, English
  • Fitness level: from Advanced to Expert
  • Duration: from 2-3 days to 4-7 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    You will be picked up at your accommodation (anywhere within Reykjavik)
  • Opening seasons:
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    • O
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Activity description

The experienced and local guide of Icebike Adventures will take you on a mountain biking trip you’ll never forget. You’ll visit sites and trails that not even the locals know about – talk about privileged position!

The trips are all about quality mountain and XC trails in the back country with super jeep safaris, epic heli rides, small groups and personalised service. The trips may not include an awesome weather guarantee, but they are unparalleled, combining the very best Icelandic single tracks with both cultural and remote experiences.

The school only proposes its most favourite trails and all you have to do is take your pick!

Thorsmork: 3 days
3 days of great mountain biking in Þórsmörk nature reserve.  Surrounded by glaciers, this is Icelandic volcanic landscape at its best. The trails in Þórsmörk are not suitable for beginners.

This trip is reserved for 4 participants & super jeep with driver.

Raven - The Raw Experience: 5 days
This is the trip for the experienced MTB riders. Experience the thrill of riding through ever changing rough and magical landscapes.

This guided trip is for a group of 6 – 12 participants.

*No need to book as a group, solo riders can join any trip.

Falcon - The Premium Expedition: 7 days
This is a full time guided premium XC heli-biking trip.

This trip is reserved for 5 participants. You will have a super jeep with driver and epic heli highland journey.

*No need to bring a group, solo riders can join any trip.

Offers

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Thorsmork

Day 1: Reykjavík to Þórsmörk
- Superjeep: 3 hours
- Ride/hike: 2-3 hours

The super jeep journey will take you from Reykjavik to Þórsmörk.  You’ll cross glacier rivers that are impassable by regular 4×4’s. You’ll stop at your cabins to get ready for an afternoon or evening ride. After a hike up a mountain you’ll be rewarded by great views of the area. At the end of your outing you’ll enjoy a well-deserved dinner at a restaurant with an optional sauna or a massage. Alternatively you could just grab a cold one by the campfire.

Day 2: A day in Thor's garden
- Ride/hike = 5-6 hours

You’ll wake up in Þórsmörk to have a good breakfast and discuss the trails of the day with your guide.  Today’s ride will take you through ever changing landscape and vegetation, where birch trees will be a welcome change after the desert ride. This route is a rather easy ride, you’ll do some short hike’n’bike and cross a few un-bridged rivers. You’ll see nice flowing trails blend with technical sections through rough volcanic landscapes. You’ll end your ride at the huts in Þórsmörk, just in time for dinner making.  

Day 3: Fimmvorduhals
- Superjeep: 3 hours
- Ride/hike: 3-6 hours

Today’s destination is Eyjafjallajökull.  The guide will choose the best trail depending on weather. Eyjafjallajökull is Icelandic for “island-mountain-glacier.” The glacier topped volcano is known for its ash cloud of 2010. You’ll experience a challenging climb that will be rewarded by splendid views and great single tracks, ensuring a day to remember.  Then you’ll be headed back to the city where you can check out Reykjavik nightlife for a last night celebration. SKÁL!

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 16 years

All participants must be experienced riders.

Sport level:Advanced
Duration:2-3 days
Meeting point:
You will be picked up at your accommodation (anywhere within Reykjavik)
Included:
  • Bike guide & super jeep with driver for 3 days
  • Accommodation in cabins for two nights & all meals in the highlands
  • Full suspension MTB’s
  • Airport transfers
Excluded:
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík
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Raven: The Raw Experience

Day 1: Volcano heli-biking day
- Helicopter: 30 minutes
- Superjeep: 2 hours
- Ride/Hike: 5 hours

You’ll meet for a briefing at a local café where your guide will answer any of your questions. Then you’ll jump in the helicopter and start the adventure! Your flight path starts with a flyover of Reykjavik to give you an aerial overview of the city before you enjoy the flight through one of Iceland’s most powerful and impressive geothermal regions. You’ll pass the foot of the Hengill Volcano with its hundreds of bubbling mud pools and steaming sulphur vents before you jump out on the top of Hengill Volcano. The ride starts with a technical descent on an ever changing trail that has magnificent views.

Day 2: Jeep safari - Lets go highland sightseeing
- Superjeep: 4 hours
- Ride/hike: 3-6 hours

Enjoy a super jeep safari up to the Highlands next to Iceland’s most active volcano, Hekla. On the way you will pass some of Iceland’s most exotic landscape. You will stop on your way up there, to ride some back country single tracks through the desert looking volcanic area. At the colourful Landmannalaugar, you’ll start your first highland riding with one of Icebike Adventure’s favourite trails in the area. You’ll ride through the crazy colours and take a dip in a natural hot spring pool. In the evening you’ll drive back to your hut for a good dinner, campfire and an optional evening ride.

Day 3: Action packed route with a great reward
- Ride/hike = 5-6 hours

Get ready for more breath-taking views, colourful rhyolite mountains, pitch-black mountains black sand and bright glaciers. This steep trail leads down to a green oasis on a riverbank on flat land, where you will experience amazing landscapes up and down canyons. It’s like going back in time a few million years. This action packed all mountain route is on hard-packed single tracks that are cut by colourful canyons and demanding hills that end on a fantastic scenic spot, where you can enjoy the landscapes of distant glaciers and blue lakes.

Day 4: Desert to green oasis
- Super jeep: 30 minutes
- Ride/Hike: 6 hours

The super jeep will take you to the Þórmörk area for a different type of riding, as the landscape and vegetation here are forever changing. The birch trees will be a welcome change after the desert rides. This route is a rather easy ride, you’ll do some short hike’n’bike and cross a few un-bridged rivers. The land here is semi flat, but has nice flowing trails that end at your huts in Þórsmörk with a view of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. You will enjoy dinner and drinks at the campfire and have an optional sauna and massage to relax for the grand finale.

Day 5. Hello Eyjafjallajökull!
- Super jeep: 3-4 hours
- Ride/hike: 6 hours

Eyjafjallajökull is the hottest single track on earth, don’t stop or your tires will melt! Here the land is on fire. Eyjafjallajökull is Icelandic for ‘island-mountain-glacier.’ This ride is literally burning hot as the new active volcano heats up the earth. You will start with a challenging two hour climb to fresh lava from the 2010 eruption. Your descent will start at a glacier and will take you all the way down to sea level. You’ll be taking a flowing single track along a river that has amazing waterfalls and huge canyons. You’ll end at one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, Skógafoss. Then you’ll be headed back to the city where you can check out Reykjavik nightlife for a last night celebration. SKÁL!

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 16 years

All participants must be experienced riders.

Sport level:Advanced
Duration:4-7 days
Meeting point:
You will be picked up at your accommodation (anywhere within Reykjavik)
Included:
  • Custom GPS/map trail travel kit
  • Expert driver & super-jeep for 5 days of shuttling
  • Heli-biking
  • Accommodation in huts & cabins plus all food on highland on days 2,3,4,5 (dinner on day 5 not included)
  • Mountain bike
Excluded:
  • Airport transfers
  • All food and accommodation in Reykjavík on days 1 and 5
  • Awesome weather guarantee
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Falcon: the premium expedition

Day 1: Welcome to Iceland & get ready

When you arrive in Iceland International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your guide. He will then transfer you to your accommodation. Depending on the time you arrive your options include an evening ride around Reykjavik. You’ll follow a unique moonscape fatbiking excursion at Reykjanes peninsula. You’ll stop at the Blue lagoon for a splash or to explore the city. Your guide will brief you on the rest of the journey and will also answer any questions you might have.

Day 2: Volcano decent to steaming valley/Heli-day
- Helicopter: 30 minutes
- Super jeep: 2 hours
- Ride/hike: 5 hours

Let’s jump in the helicopter and start the adventure! Your flight path starts with a flyover of Reykjavik to give you an aerial overview of the city before you enjoy the flight through one of Iceland’s most powerful and impressive geothermal regions. You’ll pass the foot of the Hengill Volcano with its hundreds of bubbling mud pools and steaming sulphur vents before you jump out on the top of Hengill Volcano. The ride starts with a technical descent on an ever changing trail that has magnificent views. You have the option of extending the ride to include the locals’ favourite trail on the way back to the city.

Day 3: A breathtaking perspective
- Super jeep: 3 hours
- Ride/hike: 4 hours

A super jeep journey from Reykjavik will take you up into the highlands and volcanoes. You will pass through black sand and lava fields, before ending in the beautiful Landmannalaugar area, famous for its colourful rhyolite mountains. Your guide will pick the best trails in the area according to weather and trail conditions, to make sure you get the most out of the day. You’ll cross some fast and hard-packed tracks through the awesome lava fields. Then you’ll enjoy a soak in a natural hot spring before driving to the cabin where the chef will have prepared a well-deserved dinner.

Day 4: A full day in the postcard
- Super jeep: 30 minutes
- Ride/hike: 6 hours

Finish your morning coffee and head out for a scenic ride around the area or take the challenging hike-bike up to the Blue Mountain. You’ll ride the yellowish narrow ridge way down where the ground has shifted and the landscape offers incredibly colourful mountains. Today includes options of different trails. All of them include absolutely amazing landscapes; you take your pick or try them all. You can even try the late night ride in the bright Icelandic night. Tonight you’ll have campfire and BBQ at the cabins.

Day 5: Glacier and volcano heli trip
- Heli: 30 minutes
- Ride/hike: 5 hours

Today will be epic! Jump in the helicopter and enjoy the ride of your life. On the spectacular volcano tour you’ll fly to Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and land on the dormant Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, whose eruption in 2010 became global news. From the top you’ll head down riding towards Þórsmörk area on a super scenic technical single track. You’ll stay in a cabin and you’ll have an option of a sauna, massage and a well-deserved beer. Oh what a day.

Day 6: Hello Eyjafjallajökull!
- Super jeep: 3-4 hours
- Ride/hike: 6 hours

Eyjafjallajökull is the hottest single track on earth, don’t stop or your tires will melt! Here the land is on fire. Eyjafjallajökull is Icelandic for ‘island-mountain-glacier.’ This ride is literally burning hot as the new active volcano heats up the earth. You will start with a challenging two hour climb to fresh lava from the 2010 eruption. Your descent will start at a glacier and will take you all the way down to sea level. You’ll be taking a flowing single track along a river that has amazing waterfalls and huge canyons. You’ll end at one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, Skógafoss. Then you’ll be headed back to the city where you can check out Reykjavik nightlife for a last night celebration. SKÁL!

Day 7: Time to say goodbye!

Once you’ve packed the bike you’ve been using, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Depending on the time you leave, you can do some sightseeing, stop at the Blue Lagoon or drive the long scenic route to the airport. Hope you enjoyed the ride – Takk fyrir samveruna!

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 16 years

All participants must be experienced riders.

Sport level:Expert
Duration:4-7 days
Meeting point:
You will be picked up at your accommodation (anywhere within Reykjavik)
Included:
  • Full suspension MTB’s
  • Airport transfers
  • Bike guide and Super jeep with driver for 5 days
  • Accommodation in cabins and all food on highland days 3-5
Excluded:
  • Awesome weather guarantee
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík

Meeting point

You will be picked up at your accommodation (anywhere within Reykjavik) Get directions
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