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Golden Circle Map

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Boston, MA
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Golden Circle Map

I've heard it's difficult to obtain a good map for a self-drive of the Golden Circle.

Does anyone know where to obtain a useful map for this? Any suggestions / pitfalls from the self-drive?

Thanks!!

Westmont, New Jersey
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reviews: 66
1. Re: Golden Circle Map

I will be in Iceland next week. We would also like to self-drive the Golden Circle. We would also like to self-drive somewhere at night to try to see the Northern lights. I know there are great tours for both, but for health reasons I must plan at the last minute and must leave room for changing my plans during a tour. I can't take a tour where I might inconvenience or cancel on other passengers. So, please, any advice for the Golden Circle would be welcome, and any self-drive destinations for Northern LIghts viewing? Deborah

Icelander in...
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2. Re: Golden Circle Map

Any map of the south-west is a map of "the golden circle".

You couls also get the book "The golden circle, and blue lagoon"

But golden circle is way more tha sights, it,s a tour of history and geology, and for that I recommend a certified tourguide or a guided tour.

I think you will not get much out of the tour, if you have no, or little idea what you are looking at?, or why?, or when?.

To do a golden circle without a guide, is like seeing a mowie with the sound off!.

B-)

Westmont, New Jersey
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reviews: 66
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Yes, I am sure a guided tour is invaluable. But I read and learn about the history and geography of an area before I visit and while I am there.I have been reading about Iceland and its history for weeks now! :-) What is hard to learn are the weather and road conditions. I do not think I can take a guided tour because my health problems require that I have a very flexible itinerary. Deborah

Manchester
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reviews: 1
4. Re: Golden Circle Map

I plan to do the same (self drive). I brought an excellent map from amazon on south-west iceland. The detail is great. Think it was about £13

Bristol, United...
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reviews: 9
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How was your trip? Did you find a good map?

Icelander in...
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for Iceland
posts: 9,511
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6. Re: Golden Circle Map

Brand new, and the very best. Available in all bookshops in Iceland, and maybe on the internet.

Price 1690 Isk.

www.forlagid.is/forsida/detail.aspx?id=1892

B-)

Seattle, Washington
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reviews: 33
7. Re: Golden Circle Map

If you're doing self drive, your rental car company may offer a map. Ours (Dollar) did, and it was more than enough to do the job.

Honestly, there are so many road signs and everything is so well marked, you would have to *try* to get lost. :)

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