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      Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; [ˈistlant] is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
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      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      482
      Trails Mountain Bike
      401
      Trails E-Bike
      167
      Trails Horse
      41
      Trails Hike
      398
      Trails Trail Running
      393
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      19
      Trails Observed Trials
      4
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      10
      Trails Snowmobile
      3
      Trails Downhill Ski
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      11
      Trails Nordic Ski
      6
      Total Distance
      1,106 mile
      Total Descent
      224,137 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,970 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,971 ft
      Reports
      752
      Photos
      258
      Ridden Counter
      9,035

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      Video: Epic Landscapes in The Rise of Iceland’s MTB Scene
      May 27, 2023 from pinkbike.com
      Despite facing significant challenges such as limited resources and environmental restrictions, these riders and trail builders continue to work...
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      Nov 30, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Burkard talks about how difficult it was to plan the journey, how terrifying the river crossings were, and his deep love of Iceland.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Kjarnaskógur 20 6 2
      Mosfellin 13 14 1
      Hlíðarfjall Bike Park 5 13 1 1
      Hólmsheiði 26 1
      Öskjuhlíð 6 10 8
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      Popular Iceland Mountain Biking Trails

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      Kjarnaskógur
      Kjarnaskógur MTB Trail
      Kjarnaskógur
      Fálkafell - Gamli Trail
      Fálkafell
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      Fálkafell
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      Fálkafell
      Glerá Canyon Drop
      Hlíðarfjall Bike Park
      Drottningin
      Hlíðarfjall Bike Park
      Gosinn
      Hlíðarfjall Bike Park
      Vífilsstaðahlíð DH
      Reykjavík
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      Iceland Mountain Bike Routes

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      90´s DJ
      Kjarnaskógur
      4,560 ft
      Tungan - Múlinn
      8 miles
      fyrirbörk1
      Öskjuhlíð
      2,464 ft
      Enduro Greifans 2022 - Dagur 1
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      3 miles
      El Clásico - The Classic
      Kjarnaskógur
      5 miles
      Úlfarsfell - Áttan
      Úlfarsfell
      4 miles
      Vöfflumix Maríu á Hólmsheiði
      Hólmsheiði
      11 miles
      Enduro with a twist
      Hlíðarfjall Bike Park
      2 miles
      Claim Your Throne
      Kjarnaskógur
      9 miles
      The Sea & Oddeyrin
      Akureyri
      1 mile

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 15 rides
      Yesterday
      • 21 rides
      Past Week
      • 150 rides

      Photos of Iceland Mountain Bike

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      trail: Kló
      60 |
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      trail: Kló
      55 |
      Dec 6, 2023 @ 1:46am
      Dec 6, 2023
      trail: Kló
      59 |
      Dec 6, 2023 @ 1:46am
      Dec 6, 2023
      83 |
      Sep 23, 2021 @ 12:19pm
      Sep 23, 2021
      trail: The Steamer
      600 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 10:35pm
      Aug 19, 2017
      trail: The Steamer
      596 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 10:34pm
      Aug 19, 2017

      Videos of Iceland Mountain Bike

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      0:35 | | Aug 21, 2020
      0:11 | 46 | Aug 9, 2020
      Icelandic Local downhill trail crash
      0:39 | 432 | Sep 19, 2019
      GoPro of the World clip submission
      trail: Snaran
      6:36 | 729 | Feb 16, 2015
      Kjarnaskógur
      1:58 | 106 | Apr 18, 2010
      Bike park Skálafell - Iceland

      6:22 | 227 | Sep 23, 2021
      Skálafell Bike park 2019 (Jump-line)
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      Hliðarfjall Bike Park Winter 2017

      3:23 | 243 | Aug 20, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      LeggerotrailHallormsstaðaskógurNice fresh trail, recommended!
      Aug 21, 2023 @ 11:02am
      Aug 21, 2023
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      Jul 15, 2023 @ 3:28pm
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Hlíðarfjall Bike Parkbike parkAkureyri
      Skálafell Bike Parkbike park
      Vestri bækparkskill parkIsafjordur
      MTB Skillparkskill parkAkureyri

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike396851 miles162,162 ft384 miles3,701 ft
      #422387546636,467
      E-Bike167440 miles76,719 ft188 miles3,701 ft
      #6811705133,413
      Horse41167 miles17,802 ft60 miles2,313 ft
      #4916611
      Hike3981,056 mile200,361 ft458 miles4,970 ft
      #44971767,776
      Trail Running3931,042 mile196,345 ft451 miles4,970 ft
      #4371751,759
      Dirtbike/Moto19117 miles14,140 ft47 miles2,110 ft
      #50142
      Observed Trials432 miles2,379 ft15 miles1,421 ft
      48
      ATV/ORV/OHV1052 miles7,907 ft21 miles2,100 ft
      #351392
      Snowmobile312 miles2,320 ft6 miles1,860 ft
      #2155
      Downhill Ski25 miles1,371 ft1 mile3,619 ft
      48870
      Backcountry Ski1158 miles17,169 ft29 miles3,750 ft
      #2285732
      Nordic Ski68 miles2,976 ft5 miles1,883 ft
      #161351,767
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