The volume contains an Introduction by the editor and 5 separate chapters on Icelandic flora and fauna including a broad, thorough treatment of the history of discussions on the origin of Islandic biota
Rundgren, Sten: Glacial survival, post-glacial immigration, and a millenium of human impact: On search for a biogeography of Iceland. (pp.5-44)
Fjellberg, Arne: Icelandic Collembola – revised checklist and general comments. (pp. 45-60)
Kjærandsen, J., Kurina, O. & Ólafsson, E.: The fungus gnats of Iceland (Diptera, Keroplatidae & Mycetophiliodae). (pp. 61-96).
Bengtson, S.A.& Hauge, E.: Spiders in Iceland: distribution, species richness, and faunal changes. (pp. 97-120).
Rundgren, Sten: Lumbricidae in Iceland. (pp. 121-159).