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Got the book and map a couple of weeks ago. Great stuff.

Edit: I sat down and plotted in the tables of gps positions in the book regarding accomodations. I hope that it's ok to post it here. (A couple of the positions sat in the big ocean(typo) so I've tried to fix them as good as I could)

(rename the .pdf to .zip, unpack .zip to get the .gpx)
I used the freely available mapsource map from here:
http://www.ourfootprints.de/gps/mapsource-island_e.html

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Getting hold of a copy

Jakob - what's the best way to get hold of the book in the UK? Amazon? Direct from you?

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best way to buy Iceland Overland

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It is easiest for my if you order the book online using https://www.utivera.is/shopping/domestic-books/pnr/66

if you have any problems let me know.

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utivera.is error meesages and Which Map?

Hi geokobbi

I have a comment and a question:

FYI: With reference to the error messages generated by utivera.is (as mentioned previously): I had cookies allowed and I was able to get the Guidebook into the Shopping Cart, but got 404-errors when trying to order a map. When I ignored the error message and hit the back button on my browser (Internet Explorer) and went to the Checkout, the map was there...


Which map do you suggest is best out of:
"Map of the Central Higlands" for 890Kr or "Road Atlas" for 2490Kr.

I'm seriously planning to visit Iceland in July/August 2007 on my DRZ400.

Ride safely,
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Best maps for Iceland

Chris

Here is a short summary of the available maps of Iceland. Generaly I would not recommend bikers to buy maps from Landmaelingar, but instead buy those from "Mál og Menning" (Edda publishing company). There is a very simple reason for this, there are more trails shown on the Mál og Menning maps.

* Map of the Central Higlands. (https://www.utivera.is/shopping/maps/)
Excellent map for those who don't like the tarmac (since the higlands has none). This map has the same roads and trails as the maps shown below, but there are gps coordinates on critical junctions. It is also very easy to plan your trip since you only have 1 sheet in front of you, instead of 4, or more.
* Quarternary travel maps (http://www.randburg.is/is/maps/4maps.html)
Those maps cover the whole island on 4 sheets. Those maps show the same roads and trails as the map of the Central Highlands, but you will not have GPS coordinates on critical junctions.
* Road Atlas (1:300 000) (http://www.randburg.is/is/maps/miscelmaps.html)
Same database is used for those maps as the quarternary maps. This is a coil binding type of book. Each sheet shows small part of the island, so foreigners might find it difficult to use the book for planing purposes. Carry the road atlas on the road, since it is small and should fit perfectly in your tank-bag.


Hope this short summary helps you guys.

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Thanks for the info. I'll order the map and guide today.
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End of this tread

Guys

I started this thread some long time ago. The pre-ordering of Iceland Overland is no longer available. So I thing it is time to close this thread. If you guys have any problems ordering the book from https://www.utivera.is/shopping/domestic-books/ contact me using the e-mail address give here on the web.

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