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Iceland (Rother Walking Guide)


In our times, characterised by the destruction of nature, Iceland, the island of fire and ice, has an almost magical allure for all nature-lovers. Active volcanoes and vast lava deserts stand in direct opposition to utterly boundless glacial landscapes - Iceland is a country which is still in the process of originating anew, a process which repeats itself over and over. Massive waterfalls and geysers leave a striking impression, as do the unique plant and animal world. This unique ancient countryside guarantees unforgettable experiences in nature, but it also presents special challenges especially to the hiker. There is no network of cabins and trails as we are used to in the Alps, and the weather also can be very unpredictable.

Christian Handl and Gabriele Schießl, the two authors of the new hiking guide to Iceland, take these circumstances into account: They lead the reader along selected, safe and reliably-described trails to those natural splendours of Iceland which are only accessible to hikers. Included are descriptions of short, impressive walks, as well as recommendations for trips lasting several days and tips for ski activities. The selection of hiking destinations is primarily concentrated on the national parks, which, on the one hand, comprise the most impressive natural landscapes, and on the other, due to their sufficient infrastructure and favourable accessibility along coastal roads, provide the major prerequisites for independent excursions.

In the introductory chapters, as well as in the presentation of the regions, the authors prepare the hiker in a safe and knowledgeable manner for the distinctive features of Europe's northernmost country. Each of the 49 hike recommendations is accompanied by an original map excerpt from the Iceland Geodetic Institute, in which the course of the routes is marked in colour. This eliminates the first hurdle for the traveller to Iceland: troublesome searching for an appropriate hiking map is no longer necessary!

136 pages, 69 photos, 49 maps in 1:50,000 / 1:100,000, 1 overview map in 1:2,000,000
Format 11.5 x 16.5 cm, paperback with a polytex-laminated cover

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Iceland Walking & Trekking

Wandelgids Walking and Trekking in Iceland - IJsland | Cicerone
Wandelgids met beschrijvingen, kaarten en praktische informatie zoals bussen, overnachten, etc. voor meerdaagse wandelroutes en dagwandeltochten op IJsland.

This walking and trekking guidebook offers a total of 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks set right across the magnificent country of Iceland. With three national parks including the mighty Vatnajökull, it is a country of incredible beauty, and its capital, Reykjavík, is an established and easy-to-get-to destination. Including popular, such as the classic Laugavegur Trail from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, as well as lesser-known trails, the guide is split into 12 sections that cover all the best walking and trekking to be had in and around Iceland's amazing and awe-inspiring volcanic, glacial landscapes. The routes range in difficulty from easy walks to challenging treks and give readers all the information they need to experience this wonderfully unique destination on foot. Venturing inland to the remote interior and captivating ice caps, and across glaciers, past lakes and around coastlines and geothermal areas, Paddy Dillon's guide to this 'Land of Ice and Fire' encourages visitors to explore all that Iceland has to offer, and will inspire lovers of the great outdoors to return time and time again. The guide gives lots of tips for travellers on a budget as well as details on public transport and accommodation.

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Southern Highlands

ICELAND - The Southern Highlands - The best hiking trails between Landmannalaugar and Skógar