Mountain biking is a growing sport in Iceland and yesterday Iceland’s first specialized mountain bike track opened in Kjarnaskógur forest outside Akureyri in north Iceland.
The work on the track began in the summer of 2008 with the establishment of 3-kilometer long tracks. They immediately became popular both among bikers and hikers but as these two types of recreation don’t always go together, a more specialized track was needed, a press release states.
The new track is 12-kilometers long and goes in a circle. It is the longest custom-made track for mountain bikes in the country. The track is considered a boost for the biking culture in Iceland and bikers are expected to arrive from all around the country to try out the new track.