Iceland

Iceland : The Land of Fire and Ice

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A hotspot in the North Atlantic, Iceland is one of the world's most unusual countries. It is Europe's second largest island but its most sparsely populated country. Sitting astride the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, linking the North Atlantic plate with the Eurasian plate, it is closer to Greenland than Europe. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle, but, warmed by Gulf Stream waters, has a temperate climate.
It has fiery volcanoes and freezing glaciers, striking black sand beaches and hot geysers - the word geyser itself comes from Icelandic. And a geologically young landmass, Iceland is still taking shape: a volcanic eruption in 1963 caused the formation of the new island of Surtsey.
Iceland is a fascinating exploration of this most beautiful island. From volcanoes and lava flows to geysers and geothermal pools, from bird life to whale-watching, from national parks, verdant valleys to inland tundra, and from how waterfalls are used for hydro-electric power to Reykjavik's city life, the book is packed with 200 spectacular colour photographs.
Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Iceland is a stunning collection of images celebrating the world's most curious island.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 296 x 219 x 30mm | 1,470g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782747729
  • 9781782747727
  • 395,597

Table of contents

Contents to include

Introduction

Coasts
Isafjordur
Bolungarvik
Akranes
Borgarnes
Keflavik
Husavik
Olafsfjordur

Highlands
Volcanoes (both active and inactive) - Askja, Eyjafjallajoekull, Hromundartindur
Geysers - Geysir
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) seen from the highlands

Glaciers
Langjokull
Hofsjokull
Vatnajokull
Myrdalsjoekull
THorisjoekull
Eiriksjoekull
THrandarjoekull
Tindfjallajoekull
Torfajoekull
Snaefellsjoekull

Outer Islands
Grimsey - island within the Arctic Circle
Vestmannaeyjar archipelago
Surtsey

Reykjavik & Town Life
Hallgrimskirkja Church
Raudholar ("red hills") rock formation
Blue Lagoon thermal pools
Heidmoerk conservation area
Tjoernin lake
Nautholsvik
Austurvoellur square
Althingishusid parliament building
Akureyri - Town
Lake THingvallavatn and THingvellir
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About Chris McNab

Chris McNab is a wilderness expert, military specialist and author of over 20 survival publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land, and SAS Training Manual: Endurance Techniques. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK.
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