Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Iceland

Iceland Iceland is a great place to ride, but seems to get missed a lot!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28 Jul 2006
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Halden, Norway
Posts: 15
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:

Attached Files
File Type: pdf iceland-accomodations.pdf (3.0 KB, 146 views)

Last edited by JoHS; 30 Jul 2006 at 10:42.
Old 10 Sep 2006
Runner's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 302
Getting hold of a copy

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

'91 LR 110 Def/Disco hybrid "Elsa"
Bring me the horizon....
Old 27 Sep 2006
geokobbi's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Posts: 98
best way to buy Iceland Overland


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.

Old 5 Dec 2006
chris's Avatar
Probably out riding
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: God's Own County
Posts: 2,294
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,
Old 7 Dec 2006
geokobbi's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Posts: 98
Best maps for Iceland


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.

Old 8 Dec 2006
chris's Avatar
Probably out riding
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: God's Own County
Posts: 2,294
Thanks for the info. I'll order the map and guide today.
Old 17 Jan 2007
geokobbi's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Posts: 98
End of this tread


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.

Closed Thread

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:25.