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Synopsis:

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 countrys 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. Youll also get the lowdown on how best to experience Icelands 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.

About the Author

Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.

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 Naturalists 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 Icelands 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780052250
Author:
Insight Guides
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Europe - Iceland & Greenland
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Iceland
Subject:
Reykjavâik
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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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 countrys 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. Youll also get the lowdown on how best to experience Icelands 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.

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