Current status of expedition – Completed

Upcoming events

Preparation and equipment 100%

The progress bar portrays a current estimation in percent as to what extent all necessary preparations have been put in place. Emphasis is put on equipment, transport and accommodation arrangements. For the expedition to take off the progress bar has to reach 100%, leaving nothing to chance.

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Swedish Cancer Society, support 15%

The aim is to gather a total amount of 35 000 SEK, which is 50 SEK/K biked, along the 700K route. The total amount will be donated to the Swedish Cancer Society. De progress bar demonstrates in percent as to what extent the goal is reached. If you would like to support the fight against cancer, you can go directly to the organisation’s website. You can also check out the support the cause site here at Iceland by Wheels.

Story

The combination of raw natural movements which have forged Iceland, the northern rugged landscape and its fascinating history originating from Viking legends creates a unique place in the world for adventurism and exploration.

Route (live map)

Iceland by Wheels consists of crossing the island from southwest to north east. The whole route is about 700 kilometres and will be conducted by mountain bike along trails, paths, tough terrain and the internal road network used only two months a year due to harsh weather conditions.

Weather

The weather in Iceland is notoriously unpredictable. Temperatures in summer usually range between +10 and +20 degrees along the coast in the south. In the interior it is usually colder, often between 6-10 degrees. It is fully possible, yet rare, to experience all four seasons in one single day

Schedule

The adventure is planned to take place during approximately 19 days between the 20th of July and 7th of August. That is, the maximum time allowed in order to complete the project is 19 days including transport and logistics.

Equipment

Before the adventure is set to begin, everything will be thoroughly tested, or if no such time is available guidance and research will be done on each particular item. Naturally, clothing, the bike, and safety gear (e.g. First aid, GPS tracker) is prioritized.

Exercise and training

The aim is to keep all gear, equipment, clothing and food as lightweight and mobile as possible. Everything will be attached onto the mountain bike and in order to accomplish the set goals it is imperative to keep this in mind.  Before the adventure is set to begin, everything will be thoroughly tested

Live your dream

Iceland By wheels is for me personally, something more than one single adventure. As large as it is in scope it symbolises something greater. It is a turning point in my life and a start of a new chapter.

Portrait

Adventure, sports, health, the outdoors, hiking, long distance biking, and lots more. All of these activities and areas have been an interest and a passion of mine for years. Truth be told, I have cultivated this passion ever since I was little.

Ultreia-X

About Ultreia-X, main blog site, that this is a part of something bigger and structured

Adventure Academy

Adventure Academy is a unique educational program in adventure training in Sweden. The idea is to give its participants the proper prerequisites and knowledge necessary within the outdoors area, in order for them to advance to the next level and follow through on their own adventures, as well as to inspire others.

Partners

The aim is to keep all gear, equipment, clothing and food as lightweight and mobile as possible. Everything will be attached onto the mountain bike and in order to accomplish the set goals it is imperative to keep this in mind.  Before the adventure is set to begin, everything will be thoroughly tested

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