Iceland

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East' started by KingRat, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. KingRat

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    Thanks for that KingRat, looking at going there next year so very useful. Hopefully I'll remember your post by then!

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    My buddy, Manny, and I are headed to Iceland this July for a week of riding. Will check out the GPS info... looks great at first look, super helpful.
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    Thanks for that post. We may be going next year and started thinking about the logistics and this will help.
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    The Ring Road (the one in blue) is paved (most of the time.) A volcanic eruption in the south (fairly frequent) will wash it out. The rest of the roads are probably not paved. Set aside as much time as you possibly can. There is so much to see and do there, I don't know where to start. Linky to tourist site.
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    Very cool. I was there in 79 while in the Navy. Really neat place, big city or town here, go a few miles and your in like the precambrian period. Very interesting place. Do or did you guys ship your bikes or rent? How much does a trip like that go for today?
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    This map is exactly what I am looking for! I am actually planning to ride across Iceland this summer, and I am really excited about it. This will be my first trip there, so if anyone has any advice for me, I would love to hear it. Thank you very much.
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  15. BillsburgGS

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    OK, it's been 3 years... short update here, just returned from a week making day trips out of Reykjavik. In a cage, yeah yeah.

    Google maps worked very well, so there is a solid, no prep-required option, other than if you want to download some map areas. Perhaps out in the eastern or northern coasts cell signals drop off. Used Google maps on both an iPhone and an android, solid on both. If you don't buy a local data sim you need to download the maps. For 3000 kroner I got plenty of data for mapping, googling crap, and occasional local calls. Currently 3,000 kroner is about $30.

    I also used maps.me on both phones and downloaded the Iceland map on each, also free. No cell signal required, worked flawlessly and cost free.

    I did have a good waxed paper folding map too, but the phone maps were great and visual and audio guidance as to which of he roundabout exists to take made navigating easy.

    Final note, awesome place to visit: geysers, ocean front cliffs, glacier and mountain hiking, huge waterfalls, and Icelanders are a very welcoming and friendly people.b
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    Thanks for the info BllsburgGS!!

    I'll be in touch when I'm able to cross this off of my list of amazing places to visit at least once.

    Cheers!


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