Replete with lava flows, colossal glaciers and thundering waterfalls, Iceland is one of Europe's most unusual destinations. This brand-new edition of Bradt's Iceland guide gives everything needed to break free from the pack and explore Iceland, a country increasingly accessible and affordable, on your own. Containing information on remote offshore islands, the uninhabited interior and Reykjavik's bustling music and art scene, this remains the definitive guide.
"Full of fascinating details in writing, graphics and photos, Iceland delves deeply into the country in a format that often resists depth. Evans knows the country, and it shows."
- Judges' Comments – Society of American Travel Writers Foundation 2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Award for Best Guidebook
"[...] highly informative."
- Transworld Surf
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Population, Administration, Government, Politics, International relations, Economy
Chapter 2 The Icelanders
History, Culture, People, Language, Beliefs
Chapter 3 Natural History
Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Flora, Fauna
Chapter 4 Preparations
When to visit, Public holidays, Highlights and itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Customs, Embassies and consulates, Getting to Iceland, Health, Safety, Travelling with children, Money and budgeting, What to take, Maps
Chapter 5 Travelling in Iceland
Velkomin!, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Media and communications, Shopping, Activities
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 6 Reykjavík
Chapter 7 Reykjanes
Chapter 8 Suourland (South Iceland)
Chapter 9 Vesturland (West Iceland)
Chapter 10 Vestfiroir (The West Fjords)
Chapter 11 Norourland Vestra (The Northwest)
Chapter 12 Norourland Eystra (The Northeast)
Chapter 13 Austurland (East Iceland)
Chapter 14 Halendio (The Highlands)
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information
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Andrew Evans, the author, made his first trip to Iceland in 1998 and has been back a dozen times since. He has written a handful of books including the Bradt guides to Ukraine and Kiev.