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Watch: A self-supported trek across the beautiful and treacherous landscape of Iceland

Riding from the north shore to the south shore of the incredible volcanic island in the Atlantic ocean

Riding across Iceland, even in August, is treacherous as two Italians learnt on their trip from Akureyri on the north shore of the island and Vík í Mýrdal in the south. The trip took the pair 554 km over nine days. The route was 80 percent unpaved and they say only one per cent or about 5.5 km, were not ridable. Georgio and Francesco headed to one of the most extreme environments on the planet facing the weather, lava ash, glaciers and desolate landscapes. Iceland is a volcanic island and their route took them to some incredible places that wouldn’t be the first to come to mind to ride across. The self-supported trip was documented by Montanus an all-season bike packing project based in Abruzzo, Italy.