Walking & Trekking Iceland
This guidebook to walking routes in Iceland offers 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks including the classic Laugavegur Trail. The total of 100 days of routes described cater for most abilities from waymarked walks to challenging glacier crossings. Information on public transport accommodation facilities and budget travel tips also included.
A country of extraordinary beauty Iceland's incredible variety of volcanic and glacial landscapes makes it a unique destination for walking and trekking holidays. Its three national parks include the mighty Vatnaj�kull largest national park in Europe.
The wide range of routes in this book introduce walkers and backpackers to this ‘Land of Ice and Fire'. There are 100 days of walking in this guidebook stretching over 1722km split between 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks. They climb mountains cross glaciers pass lakes and explore coastlines and geothermal areas and range from easy nature trails to challenging treks. So there is enough variation to satisfy all kinds of walkers. The routes are spread all around Iceland grouped into twelve regions. Detailed information is given at the start of each route or trekking stage including distances ascents descents and the nature of the terrain to help indicate if the route is suited to your ability.
With Reykjavik now an established city-break destination Iceland is easy to get to. Once there the routes described include both popular and lesser-known trails from coastal walks and off-island trails to the remote interior and ice-caps. Most routes are signposted and waymarked and a number of easy 'starter' treks and walks are included but there are also rugged mountain routes and glacier crossings – including the classic Laugavegur trail.
Despite Iceland's reputation for being expensive this guide offers plenty of tips for budget travellers and full details on mountain huts campsites and public transport. Walking and Trekking in Iceland will enable readers of all abilities and all budgets to explore all that's great about this unique destination.
- covers all the popular trekking routes including the classic Laugavegur Trail as well as lesser-known trails
- illustrated with clear customised relief maps and profiles
- plenty of hints and tips for budget travellers
- full details on mountain huts campsites and transport
summer season - highland roads don't open until mid-June and many tourist services close at the end of August; low-lying coastal areas particularly in the south-west can be walked from spring to autumn; winter effectively closes the vast bulk of routes to ordinary walkers
Most towns and villages are not well-placed for walking; essential to travel from place to place and even far into the interior to enjoy some of the most scenic and interesting trails
from short and easy routes to tough and steep over anything from easy to rugged terrain as well as long-distance routes; no special equipment needed for the easy routes; full backpacking equipment needed for long-distance trails; ropes ice axe crampons and experience essential on most glacier walks
- Must See
amazing volcanic and glacial landscapes; geothermal areas; the coastline and off-islands and the remote interior; Iceland's highest mountain - Hvannadalshn�kur
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