Recollections from Iceland that fit into your pocket!
Iceland – a place that is known for striking contrast; the ice and fire, the infertility and dazzling excellence, the hip, thundering nightlife and the stillness of the highlands. The puffins, the horses, the mythical beings, the geysirs, the way of life … Iceland has a touch of everything.
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.
Souvenir from Iceland
– Magnet (Fridge Magnet), Photo of Gullfoss in Winter.
Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”) is a waterfall situated in the canyon of Hvítá river, Gullfoss is one of the most favorite attractions of the tourists visiting Iceland and is one of the top 10 most beautifull waterfalls of the world. Having two stages where all of a sudden it drops 11m then more 21m into a 32m fissure. This fissure beeing 20m wide and 2.5km in length, extends perpendicular to this rivers flow. Gullfoss has an average of 140 m³/s of running water in summer time and 80 m³/s in winter time. The highest record of flowing water in this waterfall was 2000 m³/s.