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#1 Posted : Friday, December 28, 2012 3:07:17 AM(UTC)

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Hello everyone,

The purpose of this thread is to give an overview of my walk in Iceland a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2011. I'll give a full review here, but keep in mind that this is a track I built for myself and there are many options for crossing of Iceland. What stood before my eyes were landscapes, physical challenge, logistics.
Pictures and videos can be found on my website link which appears on the stamp or here

So get started,
No technical course, over 550 km, connecting the South and the North in Iceland through the center of the island. Both these points are lighthouses. One overlooks the North Sea and North Atlantic, and the other on the Greenland Sea and the Arctic Ocean is designed to track through Iceland's most famous parks and through the center of the island which is talking to the vatnajokull glacier including the most famous.

Nature of the course and the field.

The track is diverse.

As regards goldies views all-green valleys, forests, grasslands and meadows, glaciers, deserts, lakes, barren lava streams. Iceland is very desolate and settlements concentrate along the coast which means of course an orderly settlement on the way. What do these car parks at the beginning and end and there are also private cabin and can sleep and eat there, and even send them a package.

Accordingly – and the difficulty level of the two sections is very different (and of course also depends on the specific program). I personally go a lot for the day and the season where I was while there almost 24 hours light then there is a problem to arrive before dark.

Concerned for himself – has a very steep trails (top and/or bottom) and moderate, has exposed and wide and comfortable. The cross-country is especially heilands where Bill. But navigation problem that almost no high outcropping Iceland (i.e. trees) and see in all directions without problem and can follow topography.

There are quite a few variations especially heilands but should remember a few things. It's a very unforgiving heart. You are everything to hide Which means you have a SA ' of water. B If you get to the end to find a place to hide and fast.


As I mentioned – technical track – no sections that require climbing and/or information equipments.

The deal is mainly about the weather and what more beautiful glacier decision.

About the physical difficulty – it's very hard for me to determine, it is so personal.

But this is a track where the cumulative altitude difference insignificant.
Also, if you are going relatively slowly prepare to carry relatively many days of food.

Height – the track falls in height to 1200 m from the bottom so that no one is supposed to be a real problem with.

A long first Alpine Trek – I don't recommend it. Need a little bit more polished before things are regulated

Simon, signage, maps

Check no because I built the route on a map. There are marks on the national parks is very clear there. Besides all cross-country but not problematic. If you accidentally get on you already feel it. Likely to need extraction. Which reminds me I should register with theICE-SAR for any trouble won't be. While on the surface there would be nobody around to rescue you. Unless you know you're on the road. Wherever a Ranger asked him to Lifeline service will notify you.
The trail itself is marked as usual by "color", 4, by implementing a rocks or pillars. This is usually red and white check, diamond or a yellow triangle marking is often encountered in national parks.
The national list that my route past them in whole or in part:
-Svart?rkot B?r?ardal ? Her?ubrei?arlindir, ?skjuvegurinn hiking trail the Askja
-Sk?gar-??rsm?rk and Fimmv?r?uh?ls between Eyjafjallaj?kull glacier M?rdalsj?kull glacier
Landmannalaugar-??rsm?rk From hiking trail.
And all sorts.
Link: regulated paths in Iceland

Some topographic maps that can be purchased in Iceland. I personally found my maps and typed them after editing the route and design and delivery. Who wants the map can contact me and send them to him.


Generalization and disclaimers necessary (this is an Alpine Trek and exposed – can snow every day of the season, and it's not a clich?!) – it is recommended to start walking at the track starting from late June to mid/late August (when shaugust is considered peak season).
In June there is a still a lot of snow on the runway, especially in high places, which makes it difficult for the walk and raise the level of risk. )

I went from 8 July and the weather was pretty perfect (not too hot, not too cold and only two half-days of relatively heavy rain). In addition-not crowded! Not on the track and in the accommodation. But New Zealand weather Iceland like this crazy. In one hour you can get heavy snowfall and winds really are crazy dreadful fighter then Sun.
Get ready for the weather. Mostly protection from winds that you reveal all.

Food, lodging

Of course you need a tent, food and cooking equipment – and eat and not much places to stock up too.
Need to plan in accordance with the food especially but not only heilands. Once you leave the beach area you enter the wilderness for weeks. What you can do is to send food to some strategic points by bus and contact and coordinate your arrival and ask to watch your package. They agree to help and very nice.

Places to send them food package coordination: Landmannalauger campground, N?idalur

Cost is painful when it comes to Iceland.
Everything is very expensive. Transportation, food, lodging, everything. Lucky walking doesn't cost anything.
Another important thing!!!
In Iceland, especially in the really horrible heilands flies named midgeflies. They attack and quantities are attracted to guys in your face. I mean eyes, ears and nostrils. Suggest you take with you otherwise you will suffer HEADNET badly. They don't bite, but you just may breathe them in and that's the word.

It's hard to describe the beauty and wilderness.
Powerful and rare natural beauty — spectacular views, great diversity, great atmosphere.
No complicated logistics and the track was ideal for two or three weeks in the summer.
Not meet people once you get into heilands. But the landscapes. Huge glaciers, lakes, active volcanoes.

I hope I helped a little thereafter.
You can ask specific questions,
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