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.
THOR’S HAMMER – In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder. Mjölnir was a fearsome weapon, capable of leveling mountains. In the 13th century Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson relates that after being thrown at something the hammer always came flying back to Thor.