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Walking and Trekking in Iceland


This guidebook to walking and trekking in Iceland offers routes throughout the country, including the classic Laugavegur Trail. With 100 days of walking and multi-stage treks there are routes for all abilities, from waymarked walks to challenging glacier crossings. Plus plenty of information on public transport, accommodation and other facilities.

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 Vatnajökull, 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

Author: Paddy Dillon     Publisher: Cicerone

256 pages     Size: 120 x 176 mm     Weight: 420g     Paperback with laminated cover
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781852846473

Walking and Trekking in Iceland


Guidepost Price 16.95 with free UK delivery

Publisher's Price 17.95