Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tourist Spots on the Iceland Ring Road

Well after a long day previous, I thought why not head to some of the tourist stops on the tarmac ring road for a brief rest? Heading towards the black sand beaches of Vik, a wreckage of a 1970’s Douglas DC-3 aircraft, waterfalls, and then on to Rekyjavik.
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An Introduction to Icelandic Trail Riding

The ride from Seydisfjordur to the first night’s campsite was incredible, and as soon as I had left Seydisfjordur the weather turned to sunshine. The riding was mostly road riding with a short trail here and there. But wow the scenery was outrageous, just epic, and the massive landscape seemed to change around every corner (something that would keep happening for the entire trip). Read More…

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Welcome to Iceland

As we started to arrive along the eastern coast of Iceland, the scenery from the ferry as we passed through the fjords was Incredible. Huge mountains that look unspoiled by people just smashing straight up from the sea. The weather was throwing a good mix of undesirable riding elements. Strong winds, fog, rain, and cold temperatures; I was hoping that this wasn’t going to set the tone for the weather during the rest of the trip. Getting off the ferry was a mix of exciting, moody (due to the weather), and anxious to get some paper mapping and trouble shoot the parking light fuse which kept blowing.
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Mile Munching to Denmark

I decided that with time constraints, I should try to fit the journey from the European Alps to the Northern tip of Denmark in one go.
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A quick ride out below Mt Blanc

below mt blanc

Just before everything kicks off for the Iceland – Sri Lanka trip. I thought id take a quick ride out around Les Houches. Such brilliant fun, I always like riding the moto around the chair lifts of the ski resort. And sitting just below Mt Blanc seemed like a good way to start the trip.

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