Iceland - The Highlands (PDF Chapter)
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This is the Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Iceland guidebook.
The interior highlands’ undulating multi-coloured lava flows, creeping glaciers, seething vol-canos, and vast, unbroken horizons of sand, rock and mountain feel like another world. Gazing across the unspoilt, remote expanses, you could imagine yourself, as many have noted, on the moon or Mars.
- hike across the lava field, drink in Askja’s caldera views, then soak in the waters of Víti crater
- investigate hiking trails around Kerlingarfjöll’s majestic massif and its striated geothermal valley
- paye homage to the Queen of the Mountains, Herðubreið
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kjölur Route, Hvítárvatn, Kerlingarfjöll, Hveravellir, Sprengisandur Route, Laugafell, Nýidalur, Þórisvatn, Veiðivötn, Hrauneyjar, Askja Route, Herðubreiðarlindir, Herðubreið, Drekagil, Askja, Holuhraun, Kverkfjöll Route, Kverkfjöll.
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