4500km Round Trip

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We have now collated all the Tracking Data, and from the Trip Master on Expedition Vehicle 2 dashboard, the total distance covered during ICE2017 was 4,500km.

 

Map below displays collated data set, showing almost everywhere we drove during our ICE2017 travels.

However, some occasional roads we driven with only Expedition Vehicle 2 – without Tracking System to record the route.

 

As you can clearly see, we once again “circumnavigated” the whole of Iceland…

 

 

What is also interesting about this 4,500 km value, is that it is coincidentally almost identical to the total distance covered during ICE2015.

 

We initially expected to drive more, but due to change of Agenda plans and routes taken, following our unfortunate horse riding accident during Day 27,
the total distance was reduced from the initial estimate of 5,000-6,000 km.

 

When we combine the Tracking Data sets from both ICE2015 and ICE2017, the map below clearly shows how extensively we have explored Iceland during our last 2 expeditions.

 

 

As you can clearly see, we have certainly “circumnavigated” the whole of Iceland…

 

However, what is clearly missing, is our exposure to the central interior of Iceland.

We had plans on ICE2017 Agenda to experience and cross this area on more than one event, but these had to be postponed until future expedition events.

 

We hope you enjoyed following us on our daily blogs, and our daily Tracking Data maps.

It’s been interesting to see how it came together, as we progressed during our travels.

 

If you would like more information on our Tracking Data, please Contact Us.

Fourth 1000km Passed

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Today, we passed the fourth 1000 km mark on our ICE2017 expedition.

Below is the Tracking Data Map for our trip so far around Iceland:

(NOTE: some data has been lost or not recorded, and as such, there are unfortunate minor gaps in our data base).

 

 

 

 

Here are Tracking Data Maps for each of the days that we have been on Iceland so far:

Day 4: Seyðisfjörður – Egilsstaðir – Höfn

 

Day 5: Höfn – Skálafellsjökull – Jökulsárlón – Fjallsárlón – Skaftafell

Day 6: Skaftafell – Falljökull – Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 7: Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Vik – Skógafoss – Hvolsvöllur

Day 8: Hvolsvöllur – Selfoss – Þingvellir – Bifröst – Búðardalur – Laugar

Day 9: Laugar – Djúpavík – Hólmavík

Day 10: Hólmavík – Dalbær – Súðavík – Ísafjörður

 

Day 11: Ísafjörður – Þingeyri – Dynjandi – Bjarkalundur

 

Day 12: Bjarkalundur – Stykkishólmur – Ólafsvík

Day 13: Ólafsvík – Snæfellsnes – Borgarnes – Hvalfjörður – Hafnarfjörður

 

Days 14, 15 & 16: Hafnarfjörður – Reykjavík Area

Day 17: Hafnarfjörður – Selfoss – Hvolsvöllur

Day 18: Hvolsvöllur – Þórsmörk – Seljalandsfoss – Strútur

 

Day 19: Strútur – Landmannalaugar

 

Day 20: Landmannalaugar – Hekla – Háifoss – Hjálparfoss – Flúðir

 

Day 21: Flúðir – Gullfoss – Geysir – Úthlíð

 

Day 22 & Day 23 Úthlíð – Skagabrekkur – Kaldadalsvegur – Húsafell

 

Day 24: Húsafell – Langjökull – Hvammstangi

 

Day 25 & 26: Hvamstangi – Varmahlíð

 

Day 27, 28 & 29 Varmahlíð – Akureyri

 

Day 30: Akureyri – Goðafoss – Mývatn

 

Day 31: Mývatn – Husavik – Krafla – Mývatn

 

Day 32: Mývatn – Dettifoss – Ásbyrgi

 

Day 33 & 34: Ásbyrgi – Þórshöfn – Bakkafjörður – Vopnafjörður

 

We look forward to final few km over the last few days remaining !!!

Third 1000km Passed

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Today, we passed the third 1000 km mark on our ICE2017 expedition.

Below is the Tracking Data Map for our trip so far around Iceland:

 

 

Here are Tracking Data Maps for each of the days that we have been on Iceland so far:

Day 4: Seyðisfjörður – Egilsstaðir – Höfn

 

Day 5: Höfn – Skálafellsjökull – Jökulsárlón – Fjallsárlón – Skaftafell

Day 6: Skaftafell – Falljökull – Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 7: Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Vik – Skógafoss – Hvolsvöllur

Day 8: Hvolsvöllur – Selfoss – Þingvellir – Bifröst – Búðardalur – Laugar

Day 9: Laugar – Djúpavík – Hólmavík

Day 10: Hólmavík – Dalbær – Súðavík – Ísafjörður

 

Day 11: Ísafjörður – Þingeyri – Dynjandi – Bjarkalundur

 

Day 12: Bjarkalundur – Stykkishólmur – Ólafsvík

Day 13: Ólafsvík – Snæfellsnes – Borgarnes – Hvalfjörður – Hafnarfjörður

 

Days 14, 15 & 16: Hafnarfjörður – Reykjavík Area

Day 17: Hafnarfjörður – Selfoss – Hvolsvöllur

Day 18: Hvolsvöllur – Þórsmörk – Seljalandsfoss – Strútur

 

Day 19: Strútur – Landmannalaugar

 

Day 20: Landmannalaugar – Hekla – Háifoss – Hjálparfoss – Flúðir

 

Day 21: Flúðir – Gullfoss – Geysir – Úthlíð

 

Day 22 & Day 23 Úthlíð – Skagabrekkur – Kaldadalsvegur – Húsafell

 

We look forward to experiencing the next 1000 km !!!

Second 1000km Passed

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Today, we passed the second 1000 km mark on our ICE2017 expedition.

 

Below is the Tracking Data Map for our trip so far around Iceland:

 

 

 

Here are Tracking Data Maps for each of the days that we have been on Iceland so far:

Day 4: Seyðisfjörður – Egilsstaðir – Höfn

 

Day 5: Höfn – Skálafellsjökull – Jökulsárlón – Fjallsárlón – Skaftafell

Day 6: Skaftafell – Falljökull – Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 7: Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Vik – Skógafoss – Hvolsvöllur

Day 8: Hvolsvöllur – Selfoss – Þingvellir – Bifröst – Búðardalur – Laugar

Day 9: Laugar – Djúpavík – Hólmavík

Day 10: Hólmavík – Dalbær – Súðavík – Ísafjörður

 

Day 11: Ísafjörður – Þingeyri – Dynjandi – Bjarkalundur

 

Day 12: Bjarkalundur – Stykkishólmur – Ólafsvík

Day 13: Ólafsvík – Snæfellsnes – Borgarnes – Hvalfjörður – Hafnarfjörður

 

We look forward to experiencing the next 1000 km !!!

First 1000km Passed

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Today , we passed the first 1000 km mark on our ICE2017 expedition.

 

 

Below is the Tracking Data Maps for our trip so far:

 

 

Here are Tracking Data Maps for each of the 6 days that we have been on Iceland.

 

 

We look forward to experiencing the next 1000 km !!!

112 Iceland App – Brilliant & Simple

Today, we made sure that we all have the Iceland 112 App, downloaded onto all our mobile phones and devices, and that we all know how to use it appropriately.

 

The 112 Iceland App can be used for two things, both for added safety on your Iceland trip.

This app is both in English and Icelandic.

 

112 Iceland Emergency Services

 

It is the official App for Iceland Emergency Services 112.

The App sends an SMS to the Icelandic Emergency Service 112, with the phones GPS location, before calling 112.

 

Iceland 112 App

 

Red Emergency Button

First of all you can call for help by pressing the Red Emergency Button.

Your location will be sent by SMS text message to the 112 response centre.

Remember that even though your phone shows no signal, there is a possibility that you can send SMS text message.

 

Green Check-In Button

The Green Check-In button is for you to leave your location with us, so if something happens we have more information to worked with.

Only the 5 last locations are stored and we recommend you use this – don’t worry – you are not disturbing anyone – except for our big computer who wants to be disturbed.

 

Iceland 112 App iPhone screen

 

Here you can download the 112 Iceland App for:

 

For more information, we strongly suggest you visit the SafeTravel Iceland Website:

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Tracking System Upgrade

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For our ICE2015 expedition, we custom made a tracking system for our Exploration Vehicles (read more).

Throughout our journey, a Raspberry PI with a GPS module, constantly recorded our movements with great precision.

The project was thoroughly tested before we began our journey (Summer 2015), and proved to be incredibly stable throughout the whole expedition.

We never had to tend to the device, and the recorded trail was without flaws – a great achievement !!!

 

 

Remembering how stable it was during ICE2015, the tracker was also used during our Dreki Adventures trip in December 2016 and was left alone and unattended to record in peace.

Unfortunately, after this trip, we discovered a problem….

SD cards can only handle a certain amount of “write” cycles, and the inevitable exhaustion of the SD card in our Raspberry PI caught us by surprise a lot earlier than expected.

Consequently, nothing was recorded from this latest trip…

After discovering this, everything was reinstalled on a new SD card, and the source code was once again opened for new upgrades.

 

 

The system only recorded, which meant we could only visualize the data by exporting it to KML or GPX and use a 3rd party software to display.

Since we already proved that the logging was stable, the next step of this project was to be visualize our track “live” to friends and family for our next trip.

Over the last few weeks, Gunnar has conducted several hours of coding and testing, to produce a “live viewer” that will display where we are in real time.

 

Figure below, shows a recent field test in our local area, and clearly shows the accuracy of our tracking device and it’s new (map) viewer.

 

 

The product still needs a lot of work to finish, but at least now there is a proof of concept, and great improvements in the pipeline.

 

Keep watching our progress over the next few months, and if you have any advice to share, we would love to hear from you.