This book about Fjallabak Nature Reserve is an excerpt from the Icelandic Touring Association yearbook from 2010.
Fjallabak is one of Iceland’s most beautiful areas and the nature and expanses of the Torfajökull area are one of the greatest treasures in the highlands. The landforms, landscape and hot spring activity are unusually diverse, colourful and spectacular. The area is mostly undisturbed and the protection order has meant that utilisation of the land has been sensible and the conduct of it fairly good.
Fjallabak derives its magnificence and diverse nature from Iceland’s active volcanic zone. Out of that spectacular and unstable base emerges a captivating beauty that lures people to it. Landmannalaugar, one of the gems of the reserve, possesses precious nature. All of the most impressive features of the nature reserve exist there: stupendous ravines, steep rhyolite screes, rocky slopes, mountains with views, boiling hot springs, hot pools, cold and clear springs, contiguous vegetation, light-coloured alluvial plains and miscellaneous hydrological conditions
Included in the book
- Detailed maps of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve
- A chapter on geology, vegetation and wildlife
- Summary of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve
- Descriptions of 12 hiking routes
- 140 photographs from within the reserve