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Re: Touring Iceland

30 August 2014 - 1:37pm
megilleland wrote:If you wanted to find out anything about Iceland then Dick Phillips was your man. In the early seventies I bought all my Icelandic maps and his guidebook through him.
The important word in that sentence is "was"!
I toured Iceland in 1999 and by that time his advice was hopelessly out of date and downright misleading. Unless it has been thoroughly updated since then, best avoided.

Re: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)

30 August 2014 - 8:19am
The Dutch Wizard appears to have done an update, early June.

Only about 6 months after the last one I think.


Scroll down this page below and you'll see that there appear to have been changes to the routing options you should choose on the Garmin (I use an Etrex 20) and Basecamp.


If you search elsewhere in the updates notifications it also appears that you can get now get offline Garmin map images onto an Android tablet or smartphone and read them (but not route) using the free Orux maps update.

Apologies if this is old news.

A happy sweep.

Re: Touring Iceland

30 August 2014 - 7:57am
Oh yes forgot about the winds, they can spring up from nowhere and be extremely strong, or can turn from tailwind to headwind in an instant. One the sprang up on one of our days caused us to change plans, go a different way, use a hostel and some buses, but we saw some of the waterfalls that were not originally in the plan.
But it is a sensational country when the weather is good.


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