One of the riders on the TransIceland trip Reportage we hosted with Chris Burkard was pro cyclist Emily Batty. In this video series, she documents the journey across Iceland from her perspective. Episode one is the setup and episode two covers the beginning of this harrowing ride…
As a supplement to the Reportage we hosted from Chris Burkard, Emily Batty, Eric Batty, and Adam Morka’s trans-Icelandic route is this beautiful video, dubbed “A Line in the Sand”. Enjoy!
Do you remember the crazy trans-Icelandic voyage featuring our friend Chris Burkard from last month? Well, we’d like to give his video UNNUR a shout out here. Enjoy this somber piece on your Friday afternoon!
“Elli Thor is an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former kayaker. A decade ago Elli nearly drowned under a waterfall while kayaking a challenging Icelandic river. The near death experience became a catalyst for personal growth and his professional career. After walking away from kayaking, a newfound passion for surfing and the birth of his daughter Unnur gave him a new perspective worth living for.”
Editor’s intro: I’ve long been inspired by the work of Chris Burkard, particularly his work in Iceland, so when I saw he had taken up bikepacking and was about to embark on a crazy tour across Iceland’s interior, I reached out to see if he’d be willing to share his story. Read on below for an intro by Chris and an interview…
The plan was simple… Ride across Iceland following a little know, and even less explored medieval route through the highlands of Iceland. A route that skirts Europe’s second largest glacier, numerous active volcanos, and areas which had recently been closed due to emission of poisonous natural gases. A route by which all accounts is made up of mostly deep black sand, jagged lava fields, frigid glacial rivers, steaming geothermal fissures, and is populated only by ghosts, witches, trolls, and hidden people.
Elements is a short video featuring a group of friends exploring the F Roads in Iceland.
Here’s your weekly reminder to get out on the roads less traveled this weekend.
The thing about Iceland is it’s really difficult to capture its vast fjords and cascading waterfalls. The place is just pure magic. Mark Matthews takes to riding in this majestic landscape.
The whole time I was in Iceland I kept thinking how I wish I had a mountain bike. Here, Jeff Kendall-Weed barely scratches the surface of what this country has to offer…
I had never heard of this race, until my friend Kym took it on this year. Having spent some time in Iceland, I can honestly see it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. I cannot imagine what it’d be like to race there! Check out the two other videos from this event below.
Raidō is the r-rune of the Elder Futhark, an old proto-Germanic language, used by northern European civilizations. Its meaning translates to the ride or the journey and has been the icon of this website for years, at least in spirit. For Cari’s birthday this year, we wanted to do something new and challenging. We both had our picks for a vacation. Mine was a bicycle tour in Madagascar and hers was backpacking in Iceland. Luckily for Cari, it was her birthday, so she had the final say in the matter. All she wanted was to be on a trail during the Summer Solstice and her birthday, so we began planning…
… we’ve got some incredible photos coming in next week, so stay tuned!
We’re gonna take the next two days off. If you’re in the USA, you’re probably doing the same, for those in other countries, please bear with us while we celebrate the 4th of July. Enjoy the long weekend! … and if you like this image, it’s July’s mobile calendar!
This is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2017 Calendar, entitled “Ring Road” Shot with a Leica M10 and a 135mm lens in Mývatn, Iceland
“If there’s one thing that is both beautiful and wildly intimidating, it’s the Ring Road, a ribbon of tarmac that circumnavigates the island. The conditions of this road are ideal for cycling, yet the weather often has other plans, with sudden changes and high winds.”
For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2017 Calendar – July. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
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The mobile background this month is from Iceland and is one of my favorite photos from our trip! Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.
Has anyone ridden this IMBA epic trail?
I’ve always wanted to ride in Iceland, particularly the Westfjords Peninsula. To see some photos from this journey, head to XPDTN3.