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Iceland

byInsight Guides

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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With an enticing mix of volcanoes, glaciers, geothermal pools, and the breathtaking Northern Lights, Iceland is a natural wonderland.Insight Guide Iceland, combining stunning full-color photos of the country’s incredible scenery with more information on its fascinating history and culture than any other guide, is the perfect companion.

Our expert author takes you through all the sights, from the buzzing capital of Reykjavík to the ethereal beauty of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. You’ll also get the lowdown on how best to experience Iceland’s outdoor marvels – try plunging into the ethereal Blue Lagoon, glacier walking in Skaftafell National Park, or whale-watching off the north coast. Maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.
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Title:IcelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780052251

ISBN - 13:9781780052250

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic!! this book is great. it explains a lot about Iceland.
Date published: 2017-03-02

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best Of Iceland
An Extraordinary Island
Forged by Fire, Honed by Ice

History
Decisive Dates
Ultima Thule
The Coming of Christianity
The Dark Ages
The Push for Independence
Modern Iceland

Features
The Icelanders
Icelandic Literature
Living with the Environment
Harvesting the Sea
Food and Drink
A Naturalist’s Paradise

Insights
The Politics of Fishing
The Icelandic Language
In Pursuit of Njáll
Environmental Protection
Whaling
Why is Iceland So Broke?
Laying Down the Law
Icelandic Hauntings
Icelandic Horses
Flowers among the Lava
The Saga Characters
Life on the Land
Natural Wonders
Observing Iceland’s Sea Birds
The Great Outdoors

Places
Introduction
Reykjavík
The Reykjanes Peninsula
The Southwest
Vestmannaeyjar (The Westman Islands)
The Southeast
Snæfellsnes and the West
The West Fjords
Húnaflói and Skagafjörður
Akureyri and Surroundings
Grímsey
Lake Mývatn
The Northeast
The East Fjords
The Interior

Travel Tips
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Further Reading