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by Andrew Evans
Exotic, yet conveniently close, Iceland attracts a majority of visitors from North America and the rest of Europe. With its colossal glaciers, vast lava flows and thundering waterfalls, the country’s primordial landscape awards visitors with unforgettable vistas and incredible trekking beneath the glowing northern lights. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, an ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Bradt Travel Guides
(first published February 26th 2007)
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I have to admit I didn't read this cover to cover. It's long, and although it has photos, it's as packed with facts as an Icelandic tour guide. (Believe me I can still quote statistics.)
Used this to plan our trip to Iceland. Very comprehensive, with two caveats. First, several of the restaurants that were listed in Reykjavik were out of business. It's not the book's fault, but you'd be well advised to call ahead (nearly everyone speaks English) or pick a location where there are several restaura ...more
Jul 15, 2016 Leigh rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Thorough, informative, and witty, once again the Bradt guide was my trusted companion on an international adventure. Online travel sites have their place, especially for convenience, but nothing beats a well-written guidebook when venturing to points unknown, and I found the Iceland Bradt guide to excel. When my eyes were glazing over at all the 5-star and 1-star reviews for Reykjavík hotels (come on, they can't all be AMAZING! or WORST EVER!), the Bradt guide offered brief, honest appraisals ...more