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ICELAND INTERIOR TRAVEL GUIDE
The Central Highlands

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Before Entering the Interior Highlands Check Your Nearest Informaton Centres!!!
 
And remember that there are unbridged rivers to be forded!
O
ff road driving is strictly prohibited!

Interior Highlands 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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History of volcanism


Birds  of the Interior


Geology Interior


Plate Tectonics


Ice Age

 


Northern lights

 


National Park Vatnajokull
Wardens  Places


Highland Iceland Saga


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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..

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