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Cicerone Guides: Walking and Trekking in Iceland 100 Days of Walking and Multi-Day Treks

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Paddy Dillon(Author)
347 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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About this book

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 Vatnajokull, it is a country of incredible beauty, and its capital, Reykjavik, is an established and easy-to-get-to destination. Including popular, such as the classic Laugavegur Trail from Landmannalaugar to Porsmork, as well as lesser-known trails, Cicerone Guides: Walking and Trekking in Iceland 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. Cicerone Guides: Walking and Trekking in Iceland gives lots of tips for travellers on a budget as well as details on public transport and accommodation.

Contents

Introduction
Location
Geology and landscape
Wildlife
National parks
Getting to Iceland
Getting around Iceland
When to go
Accommodation
Food and drink
Money
Communications
Language
Tourist information offices
What to take
Health and safety
River crossings
Emergencies
Footpaths, waymarking and access
Maps
Using this guide

1 Reykjavík, Reykjanes and Hengill
Walk 1 Reykjavík and Seltjarnarnes
Walk 2 Þverfellshorn from Esjustofa
Walk 3 Keflavík to Grindavík
Walk 4 Grindavík to Vogar
Walk 5 Grindavík and Prestastígur
Walk 6 Krýsuvík and Krísuvíkurbjarg
Walk 7 Seltún and Kleifarvatn
Walk 8 Seltún and Djúpavatn
Walk 9 Þingvellir and Skógarkot
Walk 10 Hveragerði and Reykjadalur
Walk 11 Ölfusvatn and Ölkelduháls
Walk 12 Hellisheiði to Hveragerði
Walk 13 Nesjavellir and Vörðuskeggi
Trek 1 The Reykjavegur
Stage 1 Nesjavellir to Múlasel
Stage 2 Múlasel to Bláfjallaskáli
Stage 3 Bláfjallaskáli to Kaldársel
Stage 4 Kaldársel to Djúpavatn
Stage 5 Djúpavatn to Brattháls
Stage 6 Brattháls to Þorbjörn
Stage 7 Þorbjörn to Reykjanesviti

2 Fjallabak and Þórsmörk
Walk 14 Landmannalaugar and Suðurnámur
Walk 15 Landmannalaugar and Bláhnukúr
Walk 16 Hvanngilshauser and Tangafoss
Walk 17 Þórsmörk and Valahnúkur
Walk 18 Fljótsdalur and Þórólfsfell
Walk 19 Vestmannaeyjar – Heimaey
Trek 2 Hellismannaleið, Laugavegur and Skógar Trail
Stage 1 Hellismannaleið – Rjúpnavellir to Áfangagil
Stage 2 Hellismannaleið – Áfangagil to Landmannahellir
Stage 3 Hellismannaleið – Landmannahellir to Landmannalaugar
Stage 4 Laugavegur – Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker
Stage 5 Laugavegur – Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn
Stage 6 Laugavegur – Álftavatn to Botnar/Emstrur
Stage 7 Laugavegur – Botnar/Emstrur to Þórsmörk
Stage 8 Skógar Trail – Þórsmörk to Fimmvörðuháls
Stage 9 Skógar Trail – Fimmvörðuháls to Skógar

3 Skaftafell and Vatnajökull
Walk 20 Sandfell and Hvannadalshnúkur
Walk 21 Svinafellsjökull and Hrútsfjall
Walk 22 Skaftafell and Kristínartindar
Walk 23 Skaftafell and Svartifoss
Walk 24 Skaftafell and Morsárdalur
Walk 25 Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon

4 Snæfell and Lónsöræfi
Walk 26 Snæfellsskáli and Snæfell
Trek 3 The Lónsöræfi Trail
Stage 1 Bjálafell to Geldingafellsskáli
Stage 2 Geldingafellsskáli to Egilssel
Stage 3 Egilssel to Múlaskáli
Stage 4 Múlaskáli to Stafafell

5 Egilsstaðir and the Eastfjords
Walk 27 Egilsstaðir and Fardagafoss
Walk 28 Neðri-Stafur and Seyðisfjörður
Walk 29 Litlanesfoss and Hengifoss
Walk 30 Hallormsstaðaskógur
Walk 31 Vatnsskarð and Stórurð
Trek 4 The Víknaslóðir
Stage 1 Seyðisfjörður to Loðmundarfjörður
Stage 2 Loðmundarfjörður to Húsavík
Stage 3 Húsavík to Breiðavík
Stage 4 Breiðavík to Borgarfjörður

6 Jökulsárgljúfur
Walk 32 Ásbyrgi and Áshöfði
Walk 33 Svinadalur and Rauðhólar
Walk 34 Selfoss and Dettifoss
Trek 5 The Jökulsárhlaup
Stage 1 Dettifoss to Vesturdalur
Stage 2 Vesturdalur to Ásbyrgi

7 Akureyri and Eyjafjörður
Walk 35 Akureyri and Súlur
Walk 36 Eyjafjörður and Hrísey
Walk 37 Grímsey

8 Kverkfjöll and Askja
Walk 38 Kverkfjöll and Hveradalur
Walk 39 Herðubreiðarlindir
Trek 6 The Askja Trail
Stage 1 Herðubreiðarlindir to Bræðrafell
Stage 2 Bræðrafell to Drekagil
Stage 3 Drekagil to Dyngjufell
Stage 4 Dyngjufell to Botni
Stage 5 Botni to Svartárkot
Stage 6 Botni to Grænavatn
Trek 7 The Mývatn Trail
Stage 1 Dimmuborgir to Reykjahlið
Stage 2 Reykjahlið to Víti
Stage 3 Víti to Reykjahlið

9 Sprengisandur and Kjölur
Walk 40 Nýidalur and Kaldagil
Walk 41 Nýidalur and Sprengisandur
Trek 8 The Kjölur Trails
Stage 1 Kerlingarfjöll Circuit – Ásgarður to Klakkur
Stage 2 Kerlingarfjöll Circuit – Klakkur to Ásgarður
Stage 3 Ásgarður to Gíslaskáli
Stage 4 Gíslaskáli to Hveravellir
Stage 5 Kjalvegur – Hveravellir to Þjófadalir
Stage 6 Kjalvegur – Þjófadalir to Þverbrekknamúli
Stage 7 Kjalvegur – Þverbrekknamúli to Arbuðir or Hvítárnes

10 Hornstrandir Peninsula
Trek 9 The Hornstrandir Trail
Stage 1 Hesteyri to Hlöðuvík
Stage 2 Hlöðuvik to Hornvík
Stage 3 Hornvík and Horn
Stage 4 Kjaransvík to Látravík
Stage 5 Látravík to Hesteyri

11 The Westfjords
Walk 42 Hnífsdalur, Bolungarvík and Ísafjörður
Walk 43 Suðureyri to Flateyri
Walk 44 Þingeyri and Kaldbakur
Walk 45 Helluskarð and Lómfell
Walk 46 Foss to Krossholt
Walk 47 Brunnaverstöð and Látrabjarg
Walk 48 Brjánslækur and Surtarbrandsgil
Walk 49 Flatey and Breiðafjörður

12 Snæfellsjökull and Snaefellsnes
Trek 10 The Snæfellsjökull and Snaefellsnes Trail
Snæfellsjökull – Ólafsvík to Arnarstapi
Snæfellsnes – Arnarstapi to Djúpalónssandur
Snæfellsnes – Djúpalónssandur to Öndverðarnes
Snæfellsnes – Öndverðarnes to Hellissandur
 
Appendix A Route summary tables
Appendix B Glossary of place-name elements
Appendix C Further information

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Biography

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 50 books to his name and contributions to 25 other books. He has written extensively for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.

Walking / Outdoor Guide
By: Paddy Dillon(Author)
347 pages, colour photos, colour maps
Publisher: Cicerone Press
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