download: road map of iceland

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one of the things i found really frustrating when doing research for iceland was not being able to find a decent road map – till i got to iceland. go figure huh?

maybe i’m an online research dud but boy looking for a good, simple road map was like looking for a needle in a couple of haystacks.

maps are important to me in getting my way around. plus my sense of direction is quite keen. even my mum wonders how i get in and out of new places when we go for drives.

she always says “i really don’t know how you find your way in and out of these unknown places. you must have an inner GPS or something.”

well, i always tell her that it was my ‘boot camp training’ in the US when i was there for about 6 years for college. i had to learn how to drive to new and different places quite often, which helped sharpen my sense of direction. it was a survival tactic. i knew if i didn’t step up to the plate, i’d end up in some hick town in the middle of nowhere lost and i hate getting lost.

maps are also important to me because like my approach to research, i like to see to see the big picture first before i zoom into the details.

so now here it is for your downloading pleasure.

download the PDF road map of iceland here:

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10 responses to “download: road map of iceland

  1. Thanks for the road map. I experienced the same thing. To find Icelandic road maps in the Internet is very difficult. And much more difficult is it to find road maps with road numbers! ;) So I was glad as I discovered the other day a zoomable road map of Iceland, where you can change into map, image or atlas map. OK, it isn’t with road numbers either but a nice gimmick to play with and to recap where you’ve been and to plan your next trip. Here’s the link:

    http://atlas.lmi.is/kortasja_en/

    and another one:

    http://en.ja.is/kort

    In Iceland I only used an old fashioned road map on paper. I love to work with them and can say I’m a real map bigot. :)
    Greetings and a happy day!

    • thanks allesistgut, i love the first link. very visual. at the end of the day, those good old fashioned stuff is what gets us through. that goes for me too. by the end of the holiday, it gets all nice and crumpled up seeing where all it’s been i.e stuffed in pockets, camera bags and carry-ons.

  2. I thought the Iceland Road Atlas was amazing – never seen one like it, where you just get one section of road per page, always just in a straight line and with lots of detailed history. I might even review it!

  3. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself
    or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would
    like to find out where u got this from. kudos

  4. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d
    figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a
    blog article or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we
    could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to
    be interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Wonderful blog by the way!

    • Hi there!
      Thank you for your kind comment. Sure, I would be interested in guest blogging. :) I have to be honest though. I’ve not been maintaining this site for awhile because my focus has gone to another blog focused on celebrating the classic tomboy spirit here in Asia at http://www.tomboy-tarts.com I’m happy to have you contribute there if you see fit. I’ll definitely come back to this blog on my next trip to Iceland which I hope to do as part of Tomboy Tarts. :P Let’s work together then. Cheers!

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