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Photo of Hengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo of Marardalur Photo of Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar
  • near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    12.11mi
    Elevation +
    2484f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofHengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo ofHengill: Vörðuskeggi - hringur frá Sleggjubeinaskarði Photo ofHengill: 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...

    Það eru komnar tröppur í singletrackið í sleggjubeinaskarði sem eyðileggur flowið annars er þetta fimm stjörnu túr.
    Andrés Nói Arnarsson
    Amazing view! The downhill at the end well worth the big climbing parts :)
    Gunnhildur I. Georgsdóttir
    Fantastic!
    snussi
  • Marardalur

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

    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
  • Marardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar

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    near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    29.71mi
    Elevation +
    1601f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofMarardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar Photo ofMarardalur - Húsafellsbrunajaðar Photo ofMarardalur - 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
    Approved!
    Larusarni
  • Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

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

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    10.34mi
    Elevation +
    2008f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 4.92
    Photo ofSkallaleið Photo ofSkallaleið Photo ofSkallaleið

    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...

    Cool bike mission in Landmannalaugar, not too much of hikeing and fun downhill parts.
    Andrés Nói Arnarsson
    OMG what a trail. Two words - ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
    Védís
    Gagalagú skemmtilegur
    bodvar thorisson
  • near Eyvindarhólar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    16.81mi
    Elevation +
    3199f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSkógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur Photo ofSkógar - Fimmvörðuháls - vegur og stígur Photo ofSkógar - 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
  • Landmannalaugar: Bláhnjúkur - Suðurnámur

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

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Ísland)
    Distance
    14.05mi
    Elevation +
    1680f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.17
    Photo ofReykjadalur Photo ofReykjadalur Photo ofReykjadalur

    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 ...

    Buena ruta para soltar piernas
    Fresa 131
    Nice trail but I think things have changed a bit in this area since the original description was made. Firstly the track...
    ManyRevolutions
  • PAKGIL (IS)15-JUL-15

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

  • Kjölur 17.06-18.06. 2010

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

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

  • LANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    38.96mi
    Elevation +
    2474f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofLANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15 Photo ofLANDMANNALAUGAR (IS) 20-JUL-15 Photo ofLANDMANNALAUGAR (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...

  • 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
  • Hengill

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

    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...

  • Skogar-Fimmvorduhals-Skogar

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    20.25mi
    Elevation +
    4213f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSkogar-Fimmvorduhals-Skogar Photo ofSkogar-Fimmvorduhals-Skogar Photo ofSkogar-Fimmvorduhals-Skogar

    Very hard climb in a wide track full of stones. You will cross a bridge. Then you keep on wide track until a first hut. After that you go into a valley and cross areas covered in snow that can be cycled. Finally you'll p...

  • Holaskogur to Stong

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    near Tungufell, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    9.26mi
    Elevation +
    1283f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofHolaskogur to Stong Photo ofHolaskogur to Stong

    Mountain bike trail from Hólaskógur, near Háifoss. Good trail, very demanding and has very steep hills.

  • MTB LANDMANNALAUGAR - HRAFNTINNUSKER

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    30.62mi
    Elevation +
    4350f
    TrailRank
    26| Rating 4.17

    Follow 4x4 dirt roads from Landmannalaugar through Domadalur. Follow 4x4 track from km 20 up to Hrafntinnusker. Very nice singletrack from Hrafntinnusker to Landmannalaugar

    Incredible views. Some snow around the top.
    Ómar Gústafsson
    Amazing views. Off the beaten track. Home run with a hot river spa 🙌
    RagnarAgustsson
  • Hólaskjól - Strútslaug

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    near Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    29.00mi
    Elevation +
    2946f
    TrailRank
    25

    In August 2014, mountain biking from Holaskjol cabin to Strutslaug and back. Crossed a few rivers/creeks but nothing challenging. There were no technically challenging obstacles bikewise on the way as mountainbikes go.

  • Reykjadalur - Hveragerði

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    6.58mi
    Elevation +
    443f
    TrailRank
    25| Rating 4.33

    Start where power line crosses the gravel road. first on a muddy trail, then dives on pathwalk into Reykjadalur along hot stream with end in Bonus. Due to a comment from Védís it should be noticed, that the part from th...

    Not possible to go fast the last bit of the way due to many tourists on foot.
    Védís
  • 11 Iceland

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    near Skogar, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    36.29mi
    Elevation +
    7014f
    TrailRank
    20

    https://www.inspiredbyiceland.com/plan-your-trip/travel-search/details/skogar-camping-ground?type=service

  • 10 Iceland

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    near Tungufell, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    32.44mi
    Elevation +
    5394f
    TrailRank
    19

    https://www.inspiredbyiceland.com/plan-your-trip/travel-search/details/alftavatn-icelandic-touring-association?type=service

  • Innstidalur round

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    near Hveragerði, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    7.86mi
    Elevation +
    1683f
    TrailRank
    16

    Start at parking near geothermal power plant. First you have to carry the bike a steep hill up. Wonderfiul green valley, small path, later gravel road, hard to cycle.

  • 03 Iceland

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    near Reykholt, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
    Distance
    62.21mi
    Elevation +
    8196f
    TrailRank
    12

    https://www.inspiredbyiceland.com/plan-your-trip/travel-search/details/kerlingarfjoll-highland-resort?type=service

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