Iceland is a fantastic destination for experienced walkers and cycletourists during the summer months. Ignore the commercialised, touristy areas in the south-west that most peple visit - the rest of the country is empty and unspoilt.
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This is a fantastic area to explore on a (strong) bicycle. The scenery can't be beaten and there's very little traffic but, be warned, shops are few and far between! Chris helped Dick Phillips lead these two tours from his saddle.
Di and Chris
Dick Phillips' walking tours in the Torfajökull area of Iceland are ideal for lovers of remote mountain country and cover some of the finest terrain in Iceland. We were led by Paul Stevens and hardly met anyone else in 10 days. Forget about Reykjavík and the Blue Lagoon - this is a much better way to discover Iceland!
We linked arms and waded across several nauseatingly-cold rivers - sensible people carried plastic sandles for such crossings! Occasionally we'd find a natural bridge, but at one location we had to improvise our own wooden one.
Iceland is renowned for its thermal activity and we came across numerous hot springs and bubbling, sulphurous mud pools. Nothing beats soaking in a hot, natural pool after a hard day's walk.
© Di + Chris Bell