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Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Marardalur
  • near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.11mi
    Elevation +
    2484f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 4.55
    Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði

    A truly epic tour that has it all. All-in-all the distance is only 20 km but with more than 800 m of total ascend to the top of Hengill mountain and some serious climbs this tour clearly defines the term "hike assisted b...

    Amazing view! The downhill at the end well worth the big climbing parts :)
    Gunnhildur I. Georgsdóttir
    Fantastic!
    snussi
    The authors description is accurate. For those who are happy to carry the bike on steep extended sections the rewards ar...
    Larusarni
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  • near Garðakauptún, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.05mi
    Elevation +
    469f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.4
    Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir Photo of Bláfjöll - Grindarskörð - Kaldársel - Ásvellir

    Another track full of superlatives. This one takes you from the Bláfjöll ski resort all the way down to Hafnarfjörður. Long descends and technical, great view and amazing lava formations. Add in a few jumps over deep lav...

    Moss that is not supposed to be biked on, rough lava, loose lava. Did more walking than biking. Almost no visible trail ...
    ramsjam
    Frábær leið,var mjög hissa á að við sprengdum aldrei :)
    snussi
    Great spot, description and photos. Been hiking in Iceland in the past and definitely must return with my mtb. Thanks fo...
    Anderson
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  • Marardalur

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    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.29mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 4.17
    Photo of Marardalur Photo of Marardalur Photo of Marardalur

    Why bother with Moab? This route is quite technical and a lot of fun. There's a bit of hiking and carrying involved (nothing too dramatic) but instead you are rewarded with a spectacular view and some very unique grippy ...

    Great ride along the tops. Sandstone section are good fun. Beware that the ride back along the valley is on sand shingle...
    ManyRevolutions
    Technically demanding and scenic. The said sandstone is truly grippy and fun to ride.
    Larusarni
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  • Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

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    near Hvaleyri, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.71mi
    Elevation +
    1037f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar Photo of Reykjanesfólksvangur - Hellutindar

    Very scenic track up in the mountains of the Reykjanes peninsula. The route takes you along a mountain ridge on the north side of Kleifarvatn. There's a bit of hike ´n bike and some cool descends but nothing too technica...

    Geggjuð leið fyrir góða hjólara á góðum degi. Við drusluðumst öfugan hring, höfðum helling fyrir því í grjóti og sandi, ...
    Valkasalka
    Fór þessa leið í leiðinlegu veðri, þannig að útsýnið var ekkert, hafði því hugsað mér að fara þetta aftur. Einnig var bl...
    vaski
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    Larusarni
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  • Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar

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    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    29.71mi
    Elevation +
    1601f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar

    This track has it all. Great scenery, climbs and descends, technical sections, flowing singletrack. The first part has some hike n bike sections but the view makes up for the climbs. The second half is downhill more or ...

    My first MTB trip... and there was no returning after this experience. What a great way to experience the nature.
    Védís
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    Larusarni
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  • Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

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    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    722f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

    Nice little track with good climbs, flowy singletrack and technical downhill section at the end. Start from the parking lot at Sleggjubeinaskarð and head back on the tarmac towards the main powerplant. Soon after take a...

    The downhill part in the end has been ruined, the path has been modified for hikers with stairs and steps so the flow is...
    Andrea Sigurðardóttir
    Interesting area and nice track but the final downhill with steep abrupt sections and loose grit looked a bit too scary ...
    mieva
    Surprising range of diversity in terms of trail material in only 14km. Gravel roads to quite technical rocky sections, m...
    Larusarni
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  • near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.81mi
    Elevation +
    3199f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur Photo of Skógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur Photo of Skógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur

    Really cool track from Skógar waterfall up towards the mountain pass Fimmvörðuháls. This is one of Icelands most popular hiking tracks as the pass leads the traveler between the two glaciers Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjalla...

    Amazing. Hard climb due to the rocky path, but the great views made it light. The way back was really complicated in som...
    albertosimal
    This is an amazing trail. The terrain is hard work at times due to the ash and dust. We kept thinking we had flat tyres....
    mrmtbire
    Superb ride. The ride up is on a gravel 4WD track, but the scenery is still stunning, especially if you can see the ice-...
    ManyRevolutions
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  • Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso

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    Mountain Bike
    near Reykjavic, Reykjavík (Ísland)
    Distance
    22.36mi
    Elevation +
    1598f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.17
    Photo of Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso Photo of Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso Photo of Reykjavik - Hafravatn - Moso

    Beautiful route that takes you up 2 mountains near Reykjavik. Its quite tough and requires some walking but the scenery is magnificent and its well worth the effort. There are also some technical singletracks that can be...

    Great 3-4 hours mtb experience
    vojtek.overlandpark
    Did this track clockwise after a tip from the user magnusvg. Great track with some harder parts where I had to walk. Did...
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  • Skallaleið

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.34mi
    Elevation +
    2008f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Skallaleið Photo of Skallaleið Photo of Skallaleið

    Landmannalaugar is perhaps the most beautiful and unique place to visit in all of Iceland. There are numerous great hiking tracks around the area but what most people don’t know are the options the region offers for sero...

    OMG what a trail. Two words - ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
    Védís
    Gagalagú skemmtilegur
    bodvar thorisson
    Fantastic ride! Big day out, but absolutely stunning and quite varied terrain - 99% excellent riding, mixed with a few c...
    ManyRevolutions
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  • Landmannalaugar: Bláhnjúkur - Suðurnámur

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.40mi
    Elevation +
    2464f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.89
    Photo of Landmannalaugar: Bláhnjúkur - Suðurnámur Photo of Landmannalaugar: Bláhnjúkur - Suðurnámur Photo of Landmannalaugar: Bláhnjúkur - Suðurnámur

    If hike-bike is not your thing then this route is definitely not your thing either. But if you don't mind shouldering the bike for some serious climbing then the view and technical descends more than make up for all the ...

    Not for the faint hearted! A good GPS track. Loved the ride and achieved some great sky line photo’s.
    Paul Logie
    Amazing view! Recommended when the sky is clear ;) A lot of hiking up but well worth it!
    Gunnhildur I. Georgsdóttir
    Recomended
    bodvar thorisson
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  • From Egilsholl to Afangafell mountain hut

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    near Gufunes, Kjosarsysla (Ísland)
    Distance
    140.81mi
    Elevation +
    6886f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo of From Egilsholl to Afangafell mountain hut

    Mountain trail trip from Egilsholl hostel to Afangafell mountain hut (closed in winter time). Road in good condition, concrete in the first section but mostly unpaved and quite rocky. Avoid this trip in winter since t...

    Congratulations for this spektacular trail Greetings from Germany, Klaus
    K.Herr
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  • Reykjadalur

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.05mi
    Elevation +
    1680f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Reykjadalur Photo of Reykjadalur Photo of Reykjadalur

    Fantastic route near Hveragerdi (approx 40 min drive from Reykjavik). Starting from Hveragerdi you ride up the mountain using the old gravel road. Once you are up on the plateau you follow the road untill it takes you ...

    Nice trail but I think things have changed a bit in this area since the original description was made. Firstly the track...
    ManyRevolutions
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  • near Stóra-Vatnsléysa, Suðurnes (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    856f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Djúpavatn - Sog - Trölladyngja - Grænavatn - Krókamýri Photo of Djúpavatn - Sog - Trölladyngja - Grænavatn - Krókamýri Photo of Djúpavatn - Sog - Trölladyngja - Grænavatn - Krókamýri

    Technically demanding sections and one or two hiking bits. Gravel roads lead to both sides of the mountains so the trip can start by either Djúpavatn or Sog. The tack follows old jeep tracks, some single track and gravel...

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  • PAKGIL (IS)15-JUL-15

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    near Vík í Mýrdal, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    24.03mi
    Elevation +
    3967f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of PAKGIL (IS)15-JUL-15 Photo of PAKGIL (IS)15-JUL-15 Photo of PAKGIL (IS)15-JUL-15

    Ruta realizada con MTB aunque mejor salir desde Pakgil ( yo salí 10 kms antes) y realizarla a pié. En bici solo para sufridores y amantes del descenso. I ride with the bike about 10 km before Pakgil and all the way lo...

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  • Kjölur 17.06-18.06. 2010

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    near Haukadalur, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    101.88mi
    Elevation +
    4797f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Kjölur  17.06-18.06. 2010 Photo of Kjölur  17.06-18.06. 2010 Photo of Kjölur  17.06-18.06. 2010

    Fantastic trip with two of my mates. Started on the 17th at 11 am and came to Hveravellir around 8 pm. Went to the natural hot tub and got great soup for dinner cooked by the ranger in Hveravellir. Started around 9 am th...

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  • Enduro Iceland 2015 spring

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    near Hafnarfjörður, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.05mi
    Elevation +
    1444f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Enduro Iceland 2015 spring Photo of Enduro Iceland 2015 spring Photo of Enduro Iceland 2015 spring

    Enduro Iceland 2015 spring celebration trail. This scenic trail starts in Kaldársel with a soon to follow hike up Mt. Helgafell. The latter downhill stage is an unconventional path down, it is steep and somewhat dangerou...

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  • near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    26.56mi
    Elevation +
    2484f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Mosar - Hvanngil - Álftavatn - Krókur - Mosar Photo of Mosar - Hvanngil - Álftavatn - Krókur - Mosar Photo of Mosar - Hvanngil - Álftavatn - Krókur - Mosar

    A great scenic route which partly intersects the famouse "Laugavegur" hiking route in Iceland highlands. There are at least 4 places where you will have to carry your bike across a river or creeks and the water will rea...

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  • LANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15

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    Mountain Bike
    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    38.96mi
    Elevation +
    2474f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of LANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15 Photo of LANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15 Photo of LANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15

    En MTB por pista, ascenso en la montaña de Landmannalaugar a pié. Frío, viento y lluvia, dura ruta. Acabamos casi reventados We started at the beginning of the gravel road up to Landmannalaugar with mtb. In Landmannal...

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  • near Laufás, Norðurland Eystra (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    54.11mi
    Elevation +
    5699f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of biking up Flateyjarvalley and back through Hvalvatnsfjordur Photo of biking up Flateyjarvalley and back through Hvalvatnsfjordur Photo of biking up Flateyjarvalley and back through Hvalvatnsfjordur

    marked this as difficult since carrying the bikes up the mountains to get over to the next valley is quite challenging. once up to the mountain ridge of "bjarnarfjall" i reccommend going all the way up to the top and ...

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  • Leggjabrjotur

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    near Þingvellir, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    12.02mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.0

    Old route between Botn in Hvaljförður to Þingvellir. A very scenic but quite difficult route. You start off road 550 (Uxahryggjavegur) at the sign to Svartagil. From there you follow a rough jeep track which gets r...

    This track is paved with baby heads and worse but the downhill section on the north west end pays for it all, very deman...
    Larusarni
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  • Hengill

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    28.15mi
    Elevation +
    2306f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Hengill Photo of Hengill Photo of Hengill

    I started this tour at the road to Ölkelduháls. It takes you up to to the top of said Ölkelduháls and down past Kattatjarnir to lake Þingvallavatn. From there you go to the powerplant (Nesjavallavirkjun) and take the old...

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  • Nesjavellir - circle 13.09.2011

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    near Álafoss, Höfuðborgarsvæði (Ísland)
    Distance
    41.09mi
    Elevation +
    2884f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Nesjavellir - circle 13.09.2011 Photo of Nesjavellir - circle 13.09.2011 Photo of Nesjavellir - circle 13.09.2011

    Started of from Helgafell in Mosfellsdalur valley. Passed Mosfellsheiði over to Lake Þingvallavatn and then the most difficult part of the route, Road via Mt. Hengill area back towards Reykjavik. As I approached Mosfells...

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