This book depicts some Icelandic treats that regularly draw the consideration of visitors for different reasons and welcome inquiries, as such:
“What is this?”
“How would you make it?”
“Where does it come from?”
“When is it eaten?”
also, at times, “Does anyone actually eat this?”
There is a Party in the Sky …
Welcome to the playground of light. It can be magical place. The northern sky is a magnificent canvas for colors and luminescence, light and darkness. Science tells us that northern lights appear due to charged particles from the Sun, mainly electrons and protons interacting with Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, causing optical emissions. This natural phenomenon has fascinated us through the ages and its intensity and diversity will surely continue to amaze. Just look up, the sky might be dancing…
We have always been fascinated with the magical displays of the northern sky. Our ancestors saw the northern lights as souls of the dead, torches of spirits or even harbingers of war. This book presents a visual feast from Iceland’s firmament – a diverse and enchanting sky, shot from all over the country.
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.
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.
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.