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Iceland

Author: Andrew Evans
Publisher: Chalfont St Peter : Bradt Travel Guides ; Guilford, Connecticut : The Globe Pequot Press, August 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Iceland Travel Guide - Award-winning guide book with advice on Reykjavik, hotels and rural farm stays and activities like trekking, glacier walks and horseriding. Also includes expert tips on Golden  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Evans
ISBN: 9781841624990 1841624993
OCLC Number: 892578819
Notes: The Bradt travel guide.
1e druk: 2008.
Description: x, 454 pagina's, 8 ongenummerde pagina's platen : illustraties, kaarten, plattegronden ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ixPART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1Chapter 1 Background Information 3Geography 3, Climate 4, Population 6, Administration 7, Government 7, Politics 8, International relations 10, Economy 11 Chapter 2 The Icelanders 15History 15, People 27, Language 30, Beliefs 31, Culture 34Chapter 3 Natural History 43Earth 43, Air 45, Fire 47, Water 48, Flora 51, Fauna 53Chapter 4 Practical Information 69When to visit 69, Highlights 70, Suggested itineraries 71, Tourist information 73, Tour operators 74, Red tape 75, Embassies and consulates 76, Getting there and away 77, Health 81, Safety 83, What to take 87, Money 91, Budgeting 92, Getting around 93, Accommodation 103, Eating and drinking 108, Public holidays 113, Shopping 114, Activities 114, Arts and entertainment 118, Media and communications 119, Business 121, Cultural etiquette 121, Velkomin! 122PART TWO THE GUIDE 125Chapter 5 Reykjavik 127History 128, Getting there and away 131, Getting around 135, Tourist information 139, Tour operators 139, Where to stay 139, Where to eat and drink 151, Entertainment and nightlife 159, Shopping 163, Other practicalities 165, What to see and do 166, Natural Reykjavik 187, Greater Reykjavik 192Chapter 6 Reykjanes 203Getting around 203, Keflavik International Airport (KEF) 204, Reykjanesbaer 205, Vogar 207, Gardur 207, Blue Lagoon 208, Grindavik 210, Reykjanesta 211, Eldey 212, Krysuvik 213, Trekking in Reykjanes 213Chapter 7 Sudurland (South Iceland) 214Getting around 214, Thingvellir National Park 214, Hveragerdi 221, Gullfoss 222, Geysir 224, Skalholt 225, Laugarvatn 226, Selfoss 227, Vestmannaeyjar (The Westmann Islands) 229, Mt Hekla (1,491m) 240, Thjorsardalur 242, Landmannalaugar 242, Hvolsvoellur 246, Skogar 247, Thorsmoerk 248, Vik 250, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 251, Lakagigar 252Chapter 8 Vesturland (West Iceland) 253Getting there and around 253, Hvalfjoerdur 254, Akranes 256, Borgarfjoerdur 259, Borgarnes 260, The saga circle 262, Husafell 263, Southern shore 263, Snaefellsnes 265, Snaefellsjoekull National Park 265, Olafsvik 271, Grundarfjoerdur 271, Bjarnahoefn 273, Stykkisholmur 273, Budardalur 276Chapter 9 Vestfirdir (The West Fjords) 277Getting there and away 280, Getting around 281, Isafjoerdur 281, Vigur 286, AEdey 287, Bolungarvik 287, Sudureyri 288, Flateyri 289, Thingeyri 290, Arnarfjoerdur 291, Bildudalur 294, Patreksfjoerdur 294, Latrabjarg 296, Around Latrabjarg 298, Vatnsfjoerdur 299, Breidafjoerdur 301, Flatey 302, Reykholar 305, Strandir 306Chapter 10 Nordurland vestra (The Northwest) 313Getting there and around 313, Vatsnes 313, Hunafjoerdur 317, Vatnsdalur 317, Bloenduos 318, Skagafjoerdur 319, Saudarkrokur 319, Drangey 321, Varmahlid 321, Holar 323, Hofsos 325, Siglufjoerdur 326, Olafsfjoerdur 328, Dalvik 329, Hrisey 330Chapter 11 Nordurland eystra (The Northeast) 331Getting around 331, Eyjafjoerdur 331, Akureyri 332, Glerardalur 352, Eyjafjardarsveit 352, I Fjoerdum 354, Grimsey 355, Kolbeinsey 364, Thingeyjarsveit 365, Godafoss 365, Laugar 366, Myvatn 367, Beyond Myvatn 377, Husavik 377, Tjoernes 381, Kelduhverfi 382, Joekulsargljufur National Park 383, Melrakasletta 389, Kopasker 390, Raufarhoefn 391, Thorshoefn 392, Saudanes 393, Langanes 393Chapter 12 Austurland (East Iceland) 395Vopnafjoerdur 395, Moedrudalur 398, Egilsstadir 399, Fljotsdalur 401, Hallormsstadur 403, Vesturoeraefi 404, The East Fjords 405, Borgarfjoerdur 405, Seydisfjoerdur 406, Reydarfjoerdur 409, Eskifjoerdur 410, Neskaupstadur 411, Faskrudsfjoerdur 412, Stoedvarfjoerdur 412, Breiddalsvik 412, Djupivogur 413, Papey 414, Vatnajoekull 415, Hoefn 417, Lonsoeraefi 420, Sudursveit 420, Joekulsarlon 421, Skaftafell National Park 422 Chapter 13 Halendid (The Highlands) 429 Getting around 430, Kjoelur 432, Hveravellir 434, Kerlingarfjoell 434, Sprengisandur 435, Mt Askja (1,510m) 436, Mt Herdubreid (1,682m) 437, Kverkfjoell 437 Appendix 1 Language 439 Appendix 2 Further Information 448 Index 451
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