Kjolur Route, Iceland

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The only main road in Iceland goes around the outside. There's a very good reason for that – virtually all of the towns and villages in the country hunker down by the coast. To find out why that might be, you need to take a trip into the interior. The Interior : that is how all of the ... Read review

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Blissfully Bleak Kjolur Outback Review with images

AdvantagesThe planet still being formed. Desolation at its most beautiful.

DisadvantagesNone unless you're in a hurry or get motion sickness - not the smoothest of roads.

"The only main road in Iceland goes around the outside. There's a very good reason for that – virtually all of the towns and villages in the country hunker down by the coast. To find out why that might be, you need to take a trip into the interior. _The Interior_ : that is how all of the guide books describe the central region of the island. The very expression has a threatening and mystical feel to it, more normally used to describe the dark unexplored ..." Read review
22.09.2010

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Traverse Iceland the bumpy way!

AdvantagesIsolation, unique landscape

DisadvantagesBus has a rather touristic feel, since it's basically only tourists using it

"The Kjolur is a highland road in Iceland which goes from just after the hamlet of Varmalid some kilometres west of Akureyri to The Golden Circle close to Reykjavik. Although it is passable without a 4WD, it would have been ny on impossible when we went despite it being August. Puddles were so huge on the road that anything less than a tank struggled to plough through them. Rental cars don't allow you to take them offroad in Iceland and as we didn't ..." Read review
06.07.2012

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