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?”
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 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.
In mid-August 2014, Iceland’s second highest mountain, Bárðarbunga, awoke from its slumber. A stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, Bárðarbunga, is part of a vast volcanic system that covers much of the entre of the island. After a few dramatic days of intense seismic activity, an eruption started in the Holuhraun lava field north of Bárðarbunga. At 4 a.m. on August 31st, the magma found its way to the surface. By the time this book was sent to print, the Holuhraun lava eruption had already become one of the largest witnessed in Iceland since the 19th century and showing no sign of abating.
Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson is one of Iceland’s most experienced photographers. He has closely followed these events from both the air and ground from the very beginning.
Breathtaking photographs from the lava eruption in Holuhraun 2014.
Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson brings you closer to these magnificent events in central Iceland, where the forces of nature continue to shape the island.