I will meet you at Hallgrímskirkja ( the big church everybody know´s) then after a short ride we will reach Öskjuhlíð, that´s where all the magic happens. we will warmup on some pretty easy going trails for but things will get pretty crazy fast. This place has trails that would range from blue - double black diamond, we will be covering most of these trails depending on the condition/weather but this is NOT for someone who is new to mountain biking. Ability level: Advanced, you should be experienced in riding natural and technical terrain and black grades trails should not pose problems for you. For you to enjoy it and to avoid injury you should be very comfortable on your bike.
My name is Svanur, a local Mountain biker from Iceland, i have ridden in Spain,The Alps, Scotland, but i want to show you my home trails, when i started riding i found this place in the middle of the City center in Reykjavik, this is where we practise in the winter time and it´s one of the most technical places in Iceland to ride your bike. i learned all the trails in this magical place and when that was not enough i started making trails. I have been riding here for 5+ years and i´m confident in saying that nobody know´s this place more than me, i will show you all the best trails + some hidden gems if you are up for it. . after the ride if you want we will go to a local pub and have a pint together in one of the first Craft beer bars in Iceland and talk about the crazy ride we just had together. Come join me and let´s ride!
Öskjuhlíð is a nature reserve right in the city center, on the top of it stands Perlan museum, and scattered around there are still World war 2 relics.
Full suspension mountainbike ( 5"/130MM+ of travel ) beefy tyres and knee pads are recommended. Helmet, Packpack(backprotection recommended), water, trail snacks,basic bike tools + tube, Money for a beer afterwards :)
This trip is for Advanced level Mountain bikers. you should be comfortable on your bike. Black grade trails should not pose a problem for you. Full suspension bike is the right tool for the job. ( Bike not included )
Mountainbiking in Reykjavik city center