The opinion of Aventure Nordique
The book ICELAND - Nature Paradise at the Arctic Circle: The best hiking trails on the largest volcanic island on Earth by the German Uwe Grundewald was self-published by this Icelandic enthusiast and doctor in geosciences. He has been traveling the island every year since 1992 and passes on his knowledge through his publications.
The 228 pages book is divided in 12 sectors (Fimmvörðuháls, Landmannalaugar, Laugavegur, Hengill, Hornstrandir, Kjalvegur, Kerlingarfjöll, Skaftafell, Öskjuvegur (Askja-Trail), Mývatn / Krafla - Dettifoss, Jökulsárgljúfur, Víknaslóðir / Dyrfjöll), some of these areas are well known, others are more confidential but are equally worth a visit.
In total, this book describes 8 multi-day treks, 15 day hikes and about 30 short walks. More than 700 kilometers of trekking are described in the book and accompanied by 1:100,000 and 1:50,000 maps as well as 300 waypoints for GPS. As the author is also an amateur photographer, beautiful illustrations complete this guide.
The itineraries are described with precision and small technical details are appreciated: where to cross the rivers, where to pitch a tent.
|Manufacturer||Unique Iceland - Uwe Grunewald|
|Title||Iceland : Nature Paradise at the Arctic Circle|
|Author (s)||Uwe Grunewald|
|Date of publication||2018|
|Size||21 x 21 x 1,7 cm|
|Number of pages||228|