Iceland

Iceland
Author: Andrew Evans
Publsiher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781841622156
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland Book Excerpt:

With its colossal glaciers, vast lava flows andthundering waterfalls, Iceland's primordial landscapeawards visitors with unforgettable vistas and incredibletrekking beneath the glowing northern lights. Whetheryou're an outdoor enthusiast, an independent traveller ona budget, or a comfort-seeking tourist, the author showsyou how to do ......

Reykjavik Iceland Its Surroundings

Reykjavik Iceland   Its Surroundings
Author: Don Young
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN: 1588437981
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reykjavik Iceland Its Surroundings Book Excerpt:

Fire and ice. There could not be a better description of Iceland. Smoke and fire shooting high into the air during a volcanic eruption. Massive frozen glaciers that can be found throughout the interior of the country. Reykjavik has been labeledathe European City of Culture, and indeed it has become known as one of Europe's hottest nightspots. Tourism, from North America and from Europe, is increasing at an amazing rate. People are anxious to see what all of the excitement is about. The cultural season is considered to run from January through May. The city is on Faxafloi Bay in the southwestern part of the country. When the first Viking settler came ashore there in 874, he called his new home Reykjavik (Steamy Bay) because of all the geothermal steam he saw rising from the ground. That steam is used today to heat the city's buildings and outdoor swimming pools. Because steam is Iceland's primary source of energy, Reykjavik's air is among the cleanest in the world, which is why the Icelandic people enjoy one of the world's highest life expectancy ratings. This is a complete guide to Reykjavik and its surroundings: where to stay & eat, what to see & do, how to get there and how to get around. Filled with maps & photos."

Lonely Planet Iceland

Lonely Planet Iceland
Author: Lonely Planet,Carolyn Bain,Alexis Averbuck
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 844
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 178701049X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet Iceland Book Excerpt:

#1 best-selling guide to Iceland * Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Iceland Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine. Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Reykjavik? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Rick Steves Iceland

Rick Steves Iceland
Author: Rick Steves
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 1641712449
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rick Steves Iceland Book Excerpt:

Hike vast glaciers, marvel at steaming volcanic lakes, and explore the land of the midnight sun: with Rick Steves, Iceland is yours to explore! Inside Rick Steves Iceland you'll find: Comprehensive itineraries that can be adapted for 24-hour layovers, 5-day visits, 2-week trips, and more, including the best road trips in Iceland from the Ring Road to the Golden Circle Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the stunning northern lights to hidden hikes and cozy bookstores How to connect with local culture: Soak in hidden hot springs, sample smoked fish, and chat with locals in moody and welcoming rural towns Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively Reykjavík and art and history museums and mile-by-mile scenic driving tours Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, an Icelandic phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Westman Islands, West Iceland, The Ring Road, the East Fjords, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Iceland. Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Scandinavia or Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports.

Sir Joseph Banks Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772 1820 Journals Letters and Documents

Sir Joseph Banks  Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772 1820   Journals  Letters and Documents
Author: Anna Agnarsdóttir
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN: 1351899953
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sir Joseph Banks Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772 1820 Journals Letters and Documents Book Excerpt:

Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook's Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President of the Royal Society (1778-1820). This volume brings together all Banks's papers concerning Iceland and the North Atlantic, scattered in repositories in Britain, the United States, Australia and Denmark, and most published here for the first time. A detailed introduction places them in historical context.

Iceland

Iceland
Author: Jane Simmonds
Publsiher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780887291760
Category: Iceland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland Book Excerpt:

Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing.Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children

Complete Icelandic Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Complete Icelandic Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course
Author: Hildur Jonsdottir
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-02-10
ISBN: 1444132326
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Icelandic Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course Book Excerpt:

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105377) - The audio support is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105384) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Icelandic which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Icelandic will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Iceland. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Iceland from the West to the South

Iceland from the West to the South
Author: Wolfgang Fraedrich,Neli Heidari
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN: 3319908634
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland from the West to the South Book Excerpt:

The book thoroughly describes Iceland’s geological development and its current geological processes, taking into account both geographic and geo-ecological aspects. Furthermore, it includes suggested excursions especially for individual tours. The most popular tourist “highlights” (e.g. the Golden Circle with þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geyser) should certainly not be excluded. But there is so much more to explore apart from the main tourist routes - and sometimes only a few kilometers away. Examining various regions of the country, each proposed stop is sufficiently described so that it is easily accessible (especially for individual tourists). A wealth of maps, graphics and images illustrate and supplement the coverage. This invaluable guide is aimed in particular at individual tourists to Iceland. It provides those tourists wishing to explore Iceland on their own with a wide range of suggestions for their trip. In addition, numerous excursion suggestions for the west, southwest and south, including the Westman Islands, are described in detail.

Iceland s Secret

Iceland s Secret
Author: Jared Bibler
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 0857199005
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland s Secret Book Excerpt:

Born in Massachusetts, Jared Bibler relocated to Iceland in 2004 only to find himself in the middle of an unprecedented financial crisis a handful of years later. Personally wiped out and seeking to uncover the truth about a collapse that brought the pastoral country to its knees, he became the lead investigator into some of the largest financial crimes in the world. This work helped Iceland to famously become the only country to jail its bank CEOs in the wake of the 2008 crisis. But the real story behind that headline is far more complex — and sinister. A decade after the investigations, the story can be told at last and in full. The crisis, barely understood inside or outside of Iceland even today, is a cautionary tale for the world: an inside look at the high crimes that inevitably follow Wild West capitalism. With the next global financial meltdown just around the corner, this untold tale is as timely as ever.

Iceland

Iceland
Author: Cathy Harlow
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781843061342
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland Book Excerpt:

Third edition, providing the independent traveller with details of the popular destinations and places to visit off the beaten track.

The Rough Guide to Iceland

The Rough Guide to Iceland
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 0241276489
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Iceland Book Excerpt:

Now is the time to explore Iceland - tourism is booming and your króona will go further than you think. The Rough Guide to Iceland shows you the very best this exceptional country has to offer: from the party capital, Reykjavík, with its white nights and northern lights, to the newest volcanic hotspots at Holuhraun and Eyjafjallajökull. Come eye to eye with the giants of the deep on a whale watching tour, take a dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, or hike to the isolated highland valley of Þórsmörk. This sixth edition of The Rough Guide to Iceland includes stunning full-colour photos to inspire your travels through this vivid country of lavafields and bubbling mudpools, detailed maps to help you on your way and expert background on everything from smoked salmon to sagas. With the budget-conscious Rough Guide in your hand, you'll soon realise that Iceland - from its transport to accommodation and food - isn't as expensive as you might have thought. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Iceland.

Iceland Culture Smart

Iceland   Culture Smart
Author: Culture Smart!,Thorgeir Freyr Sveinsson
Publsiher: Kuperard
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN: 1787029050
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland Culture Smart Book Excerpt:

Don't just see the sights—get to know the people. The volcanic island of Iceland has erupted onto the world travel scene in recent years. With otherworldly landscapes of steaming turquoise geysers set among rugged snowy peaks, miles of icy black sand beaches, and the breath-taking splendor of the northern lights, one can only wonder what took so long. But what of the people who call this island home? Behind a stoic veneer lies a proud, industrious, and egalitarian people, whose straightforwardness and ability to wing it have seen them thrive in this beautiful but unforgiving environment. Culture Smart! Iceland will take you to the heart of this plucky Nordic nation. It will equip you with a deeper understanding of your hosts and with the tools to turn your visit into a more meaningful and enriching experience, whatever your reason for traveling. Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

Iceland s Imminent Ruin Through Financial Mismanagement

Iceland s Imminent Ruin Through Financial Mismanagement
Author: Eiríkr Magnússon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 10
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Finance, Public
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland s Imminent Ruin Through Financial Mismanagement Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Iceland

The Rough Guide to Iceland
Author: David Leffman,James Proctor
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781843532897
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Iceland Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Iceland is the ultimate guidebook to one of Europe's most exciting destinations. Features include: - Full-colour section introducing Iceland's highlights. - Comprehensive coverage of all the attractions, from cosmopolitan Reykjavik to the coastal villages of the southeast and the wilderness of the Hornstandir Peninsula. - Insider's review's of the best places to eat, stay and drink, plus how to enjoy the country on any budget. - Practical tips on a host of activities, from whitewater rafting to whale watching and crossing the uninhabited interior. - Maps and plans for every region.

Iceland its scenes and sagas With numerous illustrations and a map

Iceland  its scenes and sagas     With numerous illustrations and a map
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 447
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland its scenes and sagas With numerous illustrations and a map Book Excerpt:

Why is Your Axe Bloody

 Why is Your Axe Bloody
Author: William Ian Miller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0198704844
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why is Your Axe Bloody Book Excerpt:

Njals saga, the greatest of the sagas of the Icelanders, was written around 1280. It tells the story of a complex feud that starts innocently enough--in a tiff over seating arrangement at a local feast--and expands over the course of 20 years to engulf half the country, in which both sides are effectively exterminated, Njal and his family burned to death in their farmhouse, the other faction picked off over the entire course of the feud. Law and feud feature centrally in the saga, Njal, its hero, being the greatest lawyer of his generation. No reading of the saga can do it justice unless it takes its law, its feuding strategies, as well as the author's stunning manipulation and saga conventions. In 'Why is Your Axe Bloody?' W.I. Miller offers a lively, entertaining, and completely orignal personal reading of this lengthy saga.

Insight Guides Iceland

Insight Guides  Iceland
Author: Insight Guides
Publsiher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1780057229
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insight Guides Iceland Book Excerpt:

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-colour 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 Reykjavk to the ethereal beauty of the Jkulsrln glacial lagoon. You'll also get the lowdown on how best to experience Iceland's outdoor marvels - try plunging into the iconic Blue Lagoon, glacier walking in Skaftafell National Park or whale-watching off the north coast. Each area of the country is covered in detail, with our recommendations for what to see and do. Detailed, full-colour maps throughout will help you get around with ease, and travel tips give you all the essential practical information plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

Sport in Iceland

Sport in Iceland
Author: Vidar Halldorsson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 113481237X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport in Iceland Book Excerpt:

Iceland is a tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 330,000 and no professional sports leagues, and yet its soccer, basketball and handball teams have all qualified for major international tournaments in recent years. This fascinating study argues that team sport success is culturally produced and that in order to understand collective achievement we have to consider the socio-cultural context. Based on unparalleled access to key personnel, including top coaches, athletes and administrators, the book explores Icelandic cultural capital as a factor in sporting success, from traditions of workmanship, competitive play and teamwork to international labour migration and knowledge transfer. The first book to focus specifically on the socio-cultural aspects of a small nation’s international sporting success, this is an original and illuminating contribution to the study of the sociology of sport. Sport in Iceland: How small nations achieve international success is fascinating reading for team sport enthusiasts, coaches, managers and organisers, as well as for any student or scholar with an interest in the sociology of sport, strategic sports development, sports policy or sports administration.

Iceland s Bell

Iceland s Bell
Author: Halldor Laxness
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307426319
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iceland s Bell Book Excerpt:

Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Iceland’s Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire. At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague. A farmer and accused cord-thief named Jon Hreggvidsson makes a bawdy joke about the Danish king and soon after finds himself a fugitive charged with the murder of the king’s hangman. In the years that follow, the hapless but resilient rogue Hreggvidsson becomes a pawn entangled in political and personal conflicts playing out on a far grander scale. Chief among these is the star-crossed love affair between Snaefridur, known as “Iceland’s Sun,” a beautiful, headstrong young noblewoman, and Arnas Arnaeus, the king’s antiquarian, an aristocrat whose worldly manner conceals a fierce devotion to his downtrodden countrymen. As their personal struggle plays itself out on an international stage, Iceland’s Bell creates a Dickensian canvas of heroism and venality, violence and tragedy, charged with narrative enchantment on every page.

J n Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland

J  n Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland
Author: Árni Heimir Ingólfsson
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 0253044065
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J n Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland Book Excerpt:

In Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland, Árni Heimir Ingólfsson provides a striking account of the dramatic career of Iceland's iconic composer. Leifs (1899–1968) was the first Icelander to devote himself fully to composition at a time when a local music scene was only beginning to take form. He was a fervent nationalist in his art, fashioning an idiosyncratic and uncompromising 'Icelandic' sound from traditions of vernacular music with the aim to legitimize Iceland as an independent, culturally empowered nation. In addition to exploring Leifs's career, Ingólfsson provides detailed descriptions of Leifs's major works and their cultural contexts. Leifs's music was inspired by the Icelandic landscape and includes auditory depictions of volcanos, geysers, and waterfalls. The raw quality of his orchestral music is frequently enhanced by an expansive percussion section, including anvils, stones, sirens, bells, ships' chains, shotguns, and cannons. Largely neglected in his own lifetime, Leifs's music has been rediscovered in recent years and hailed as a singular and deeply original contribution to twentieth-century music. Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland enriches our understanding and appreciation of Leifs and his music by exploring the political, literary and environmental contexts that influenced his work.