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ICELAND INTERIOR TRAVEL GUIDE
The Central Highlands

Landmannalaugar Highlands Iceland

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During summer you can drive across the interior of Iceland, the Kjolur route, or the Sprengisandur route (4x4 only). Gaesavavotn route (4x4 only) is so rugged that the average speed hardly exceeds 10 km/hour. Before setting off on the Highland routes, check the road conditions and remember that there are unbridged rivers to be forded!

Before setting off on the Highland routes, check the road conditions and remember that there are unbridged rivers to be forded!

Off road driving is strictly prohibited!

Before Entering the Interior Highlands Check Your Nearest Informaton Centres!!!

Interior Higlands Travel Guide In Alphabetical Order!


Mt. Arnarfell

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Arnavatnsheidi


Askja-Dygjufjoll


Bardabunga Gaesavotn Route


Borgarfjordur east
Vikur Trails


Dettifoss


Domadalur Route


Dyngjuhals
Gaesavotn Route


Eldgja


Eyjabakkar


Fjallabak nydra

Landmanna Route

 
Fjallabak Nature Reserve


Fjallabak sydra or
Midvegur


Gaesavotn Route


Glaciers


Grafarlond Eystri


Gragaesadalur
Greylag goose valley


Haukadalsheidi


Holuhraun
Gaesavotn Route


Hornstrandir


Highlands hiking trails


Herdubreid & Herdubreidarlindir


Hveravellir


Hvannalindir


Hvitarnes
Kjolur Route


Jokulheimar


Karahnjukar


Kaldidalur


Karlsdrattur
Kjolur Route


Kerlingarfjoll


Kistufell
Gaesavotn Route


Kjolur


Mt Kverkfjoll


Lakagigar


Lake fishing
in the interior


Landmannalaugar


Landmannahellir


Laugafell


Lonsoraefi





Marteinsflaeda Gaesavotn Route

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National parks


Nyidalur/Jokuldalur


Mt Snaefell


Sprengisandur
Route


Urdarhals
Gaesavotn Route


Veidivotn area


Vesturoraefi


Vonarskard
Gaesavotn Route


The Valleys of Thieves
Kjolur Route

 


Thjorsarver


Thorsmork


Trolladyngja

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FLORA - VEGETATION

Attractions Iceland Interior Alphabetically

The uninhabited interior of Iceland is among the very few relatively easily accessible such areas left in the world. Its border is roughly drawn along the 400 m elevation and within that frame we have about 80% of the total area of the country. It consist mainly of moraines, sanded areas, lava fields, lakes and glaciers. The green pearls or the vegetated oases are only to be found where there is sufficient water. The landscapes are very varied and beautiful. It is recommended to use 4wd vehicles because of the various and changing condition of the tracks and unbridged rivers, which have to be forded with the greatest of care. It is also recommended that people read the special brochure on driving in the interior before heading up there and remember, that off road driving is strictly prohibited!  Many of those who visit the interior catch the bug and the only remedy is to revisit regularly Travelling across the interior was common during the Saga period, but after that up to the middle of the 18th century, superstition kept people away. Nowadays an increasing number of people enjoy this part of the country the whole year round.

The road system is constantly being improved and some of the mountain roads are passable by all vehicles during summer.  In winter snowmobiles, snow scooters and modified jeeps equipped with monster tires make their way to every nook and cranny of the interior. During summer scheduled buses drive daily across the Kjolur route,  the Landmanna route, and the Sprengisandur route from Reykjavik and Landmannalaugar and Myvatn 3 days a week.

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