Iceland Traverse 2016

Fat Biking across Iceland in Akureyri, Iceland

Iceland Traverse 2016

Fat Biking across Iceland in Akureyri, Iceland

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Thanks for checking in. You may have read our feature in Outdoor Fitness which has brought you here. Hope you enjoyed it! It was an awesome trip and we had a great time.

Article here:

https://flickr.com/photos/53301147@N02/sets/72157682633050800

Ifyou fancy doing the trip yourself you might find the following helpful.

The Route:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14400314

The Bikes:

Christian's Bike

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBOOFATCFNX/on-one-fatty-sram-nx1-fat-bike

Neal & James' Bikes:

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/surly-pugsley-fatbike-frameset-frame-and-forks-594-p.asp

Logistics:

We flew with Wow Air from Gatwick to Keflavik (not mad impressed but the cheapest option) and then with Air Iceland (very good indeed) from Reykjavik to Akureyri.

Comms:

We had good 3G coverage for most of the route BUT DO NOT COUNT ON THIS TO GET YOU OUT OF TROUBLE. You can let the Icelandic SAR know that you are on the hill and leave a Travel Plan with them on their website http://safetravel.is/ (do this!). We took a findmespot device with us and had SAR insurance cover in case we had a real problem.

Accommodation:

AirBnB in Reykjavik. The Mountain Huts if you use them have boxes to leave your payment for accommodation.

Hope that helps. Have a great time!

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