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Iceland “Troll Hunter”

A Discover-Europe Series Achievement

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea-level, and its central volcanic plateau is erupting almost constantly. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, and most of its islands have a polar climate.

According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls of Gaelic origin. Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation’s Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Norse and Gaelic settlers.

Since the dawn of history, Icelanders have told fantastic tales of their strange encounters with the many peculiar supernatural beings with which they share the land. From the extraordinary Lyngbakur, a fishermen eating whale giant that disguises himself as an island to the trolls of day and night, Icelandic folklore is riddled with countless tales of fantastic spirits that reflect the unique natural landscapes in which they reside.

Flight Route

  1. Höfuðborgarsvæðið BIRK to BIHL (96 nm)
  2. Suðurland, part 1 BIHL to BIVI (99 nm)
  3. Suðurland, part 2 BIVI to BIFM (105 nm)
  4. Austurland BIFM to BINF (111 nm)
  5. Norðurland eystra, part 1 BINF to BIBK (101 nm)
  6. Norðurland eystra, part 2 BIBK to BIRL (107 nm)
  7. Norðurland vestra BIRL to BIKR (111 nm)
  8. Vestfirðir, part 1 BIKR to BIGJ (115 nm)
  9. Vestfirðir, part 2 BIGJ to BIBD (101 nm)
  10. Vesturland, BIBD to BIST ( 106 nm)
  11. Höfuðborgarsvæðið, BIST to BIKF (139 nm)

Recommendations

In order to get credit for our flights, please adhere the below rules

  • Register for the event.
  • Fly during sponsored events or with two or more pilots online.
  • Up to four flight legs a week across all DTP achievements.
  • Real Weather / Real Time / Real Charts / No Slewing / No Time Compression.
  • Any aircraft and form of navigation allowed.
  • If unable to complete a flight, land and save the flight.