/ Maps for ski touring in Troll Peninsula Iceland

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mcdweeb - on 27 Feb 2019

Hi, we’re planning a ski tour based in Akureyri going out for day tours into the Troll peninsula in April.

it seems to be V difficult to find maps for the area, any ideas.

I think I’m getting the partial Troll pen area1:200K Ferdakort map from a Czech source on EBay but this is a pretty poor scale for skiing with.

Any one got any better advice?

thanks, Keith

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Mark Bull - on 27 Feb 2019
In reply to mcdweeb:

1:100k maps available at Stanfords:

http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Eyjafj%C3%B6r%C3%B0ur_9789979331346

and 

http://www.stanfords.co.uk/N%C3%BDjab%C3%A6jarfjall_9789979331339

There is a set of 4 1:50k sheets covering the peninsula but I believe they are out of print. 

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mcdweeb - on 28 Feb 2019
In reply to Mark Bull:

Thanks Mark, I looked at the Stanfords site but misread the logos on the front of the map, v helpful indeed, cheers.

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Mark Bull - on 28 Feb 2019
In reply to mcdweeb:

You are very welcome - despite the price, they are printed on rubbish paper, so it is worth getting them laminated, or at least putting sticky tape on the back of the folds before use! 

I have made some notes on (easy) tours in the area - PM me if you would like a copy. 

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brian_m - on 12 Mar 2019
In reply to mcdweeb:

1:50,000 maps are available at bookshops in Iceland. 2 of them cover most of the peninsula and are expensive but worth getting.

https://www.penninn.is/is/book/gonguleidir-trollaskaga-ll

They have branches in Reykjavik and Akureyri (and others)

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Mark Bull - on 12 Mar 2019
In reply to brian_m:

Ah, good, so not out of print then! 

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r.king - on 12 Mar 2019
In reply to mcdweeb:

Anyone have any details on snow cover and depth? 

Has it been average? Above? Below? 

Thinking about a trip in spring. 

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BenF - on 12 Mar 2019
In reply to mcdweeb:

You can pick them up there at any bookshop. We brought ours in Aukeryeri. We  used them along with Fatmap. There is an avalanche forecast but it’s for the general area and covers a few days. Best to make your own decisions on what you see. It’s an amazing place with so much skiing. 

Enjoy 

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