Volcanoes and glaciers, sandy deserts and geysers. In this cultural-historical tour around the coast of Iceland, readers encounter stories from the past and tales of modern-day Icelanders. The struggle against the aluminum industry’s river dams. The sudden arrival of mackerel in Icelandic waters. The story of the Iceland sweater’s symbolic power and the role it played during the financial crisis.
In this book we meet bards, researchers and bird catchers - and ask how it is possible to live on an island where the tectonic plates collide and puddles boil.
An exciting travelogue - communicated in a vivid way!
With Iceland - a travel guide the author conveys a considerable knowledge about the specific history of Icelandic settlement, the rich and fascinating saga literature, and not least the drama of the last decades. The Political, Social and the natural geographical drama that really separates Iceland from the rest of Northern Europe. All of this is conveyed by the author in a vivid and inspiring way.
Jareg has written an original and rewarding travelogue. It requires a little concentration to get into it - but in return it gives you exceptionally good insight into the very soul of Iceland.
Jareg is both playful and knowledgeable. You will not get a closer look at Iceland than what you get in this book - unless you travel there yourself.
Torbjørn Færøvik - Travel author
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