Iceland From Above
Iceland From Above
Text and photographs by Björn Rúriksson 128 colour photographs
We are given a new and different view of Iceland in the pages of this book. As indicated by the title of the book Iceland is examined from above. Viewers who may know many or most of the localities are given the opportunity to see them from a new viewpoint and in a new light. All the images in the book are taken from the air and this is the first book to treat the landscapes of Iceland so extensively in this way.
The book is intended to show the variations of color in nature while also attempting to give an insight to the geological history of the country's formation as experienced by the author. Iceland is a brand new country geologically speaking and infantile when compared to the age of its neighboring countries. In spite of this Iceland is an ancient land whether its age is compared with man's lifespan or with its eleven hundred year history. If the age of the country after it appeared above sea level is likened to one day, then its entire history happens within six seconds. If its age is likened to a whole year, then it has only been half an hour since the settlement.
- beautiful aerial photos
- 132 pages
- by Björn Rúriksson
- ISBN: 978-9979-56-017-3
Glass photography – HINDiskr. 9.990,00
HINDis-illuminated photos are unique design pieces. Carefully packaged, each one comes with a purpose designed wooden stand.
HINDis-photos lend themselves well to placement experimentation. They are, of course, quite appealing in natural light, and they also fit well on a window sill where daylight shines through the glass. But place a candle behind them in the evening and they take on an other-worldly glow…
HINDis-photos reflect, each in its own singular way, the natural beauty of Iceland, here literally incorporated in glass by a new technique. The film is placed on a glass surface and then inserted for some time into a very hot kiln. The photos are slotted onto stained wooden stands at a certain angle in order to make them more accessible visually. An additional slot for tea lights is also provided.
The quality of the design is apparent by the fact that the photos are water resistant. They need no special care and can be cleaned with common glass cleaning liquids.
One could say that Icelandic nature is one big work of art. Not everyone can capture the grandeur and beauty of it on film, and therefore Hind works only with renowned nature photographers.
Iceland From Above – Land in creationkr. 2.580,00
Iceland From Above – Land in Creation
This book displays the landscapes of Iceland in one of the most breathtaking and meaningful ways, from the air. As the book emerges, the Bárðarbunga eruption is underway with vigorous activity in the Holuhraun area, enabling stunning aerial pictures to be included to show us the living earth at work. The aerial perspective allows us to see clearly the extent and grandeur of volcanic features, as well as glaciers and rivers and the spectacular landscapes they have eroded. The reader thus experiences a deeper understanding of Iceland’s dynamic nature. Everything is intensified and relationships clarified. Catastrophic volcanic events and associated floods of recent years such as in the volcanoes of Vatnajökull and Eyjafjallajökull are depicted with breathataking photography.
The author, Björn Rúriksson, is well qualified for this work. Not only is he a writer, photographer and naturalist of distinction, but an experienced pilot who knows his country and its natural history intimately, both from the air and on the ground. In this, his latest book, he has produced a work which is both highly informative and beatiful.
Icelandic Bird Guidekr. 5.180,00
Icelandic Bird Guide | Appearance | Way of Life | Habitat
This new edition of the popular Icelandic Bird Guide has been completely revised and expanded. It covers all Icelandic breeding birds and regular visitors in detail and also describes numerous annual vagrants – more 160 species in total.
This book is an ideal identification guide when traveling around Iceland for experienced bird-watchers and beginners alike. The clear and concise text describes the birds’ appearance and behavior, as well their diet and habitat. Maps and diagrams clearly show distribution, movements and population sizes.
- More than 700 stunning photos
- Breeding range and winter distribution maps
- Diagrams showing information on breeding and migration
- Photographs of eggs shown actual size
- An indispensable aid to bird-watching in Iceland
Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson is a leading authority on the birds of Iceland and one of the country’s most experienced bird photographers. He has written numerous articles on birds in books, magazines and newspapers and is the author of the book The Puffin. Jóhann Óli has held many courses, lectures and exhibitions and his photographs have been published around the world. He is also president of BirdLife Iceland.