Books inspired by Iceland
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
The perfect book to read before visiting Iceland. It explains the enormous boom in tourism and its impacts; tips and hints for navigating the challenges and cultural differences; and - most interesting of all - what Icelanders think about tourism and the tourists who visit them.
A brilliantly-written memoir of a British woman who moved to Reykjavik with her family to teach at the University just after the economic crash. It’s a fascinating look at Icelandic culture as she struggles to fit into the close-knit society.
A well-written and humorous book giving an insight into Scandinavia, its people and the enviably simpler Nordic ways and culture. It covers five countries including Iceland and will have you wanting to move to one of them!
A humorous coming-of-age novel by Iceland's most revered author. It's about orphan Alfgrimur who spent his childhood in a simple turf cottage with an elderly fisherman and a stream of eccentric house guests. A fascinating insight into a period of extreme change for all Icelanders in the 20th Century.
Iceland Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
22nd April 2020 by ScribbleStuVisiting Iceland’s Blue Lagoon
Iceland’s impressive, luminous Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s top tourist attractions and features on countless bucket lists. But for many who get to visit, it becomes one of those decisive “loved it or hated it” places. I’ve been contemplating it’s “Marmite effect” on the public....
3rd May 2020 by PommieTravels5 Things to See and Do in Iceland
As the name suggests, Iceland is a land full of ice formations. However, cold should not deter you, since Iceland is warmer than the United Kingdom during winter. There are a couple of reasons why you should visit Iceland. The place is characterised by nature wonders ranging from springs, the northern lights, and fantastic coastal views. There is no doubt that Iceland should top your travel bucket list. The country is rich in outstanding culture and unique natural beauty, waiting to be...
9th March 2020 by ScribbleStuSo how expensive is Iceland, really?
The short is answer is: very. But don’t let that put you off going. I’ve just come back from the land of fire and ice and here are my top tips for making the most of your stay, and your money. Iceland’s a fascinating place filled with breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime scenery and natural wonders. With a limited amount of time in the country you’ll want to make the most of it. So don’t wait until you’re there to find out how close your accommodation is to stuff, or whether a particular...
19th December 2019 by PommieTravels5 reasons to make Iceland your next holiday destination
Don’t let the name fool you, there’s more to Iceland than icy landscapes and glaciers. Iceland is one of those islands that has it all – volcanoes, glaciers, oceans and coastlines, mountains, and countrysides. Not only is Iceland quickly becoming one of the most visited destinations in the world, it’s been a long standing favorite for classic Hollywood blockbusters (does Game of Thrones and Star Wars ring a bell?)....
30th October 2019 by PommieTravelsTravel to Iceland: the most beautiful places in the country
Iceland is a unique destination that offers a unique nature with geothermal pools, epic geysers, and breathtaking volcanoes. Iceland is a country of extremes, where massive glaciers coexist with the hottest volcanic springs. Iceland has many regions that are special in their own way offering local and international travelers diverse activities – from driving an ATV across the black sand beaches to relaxing in one of the many hot springs. If you are a hiker, enjoy hikes for all levels and...
10th August 2019 by PommieTravelsHow to drive safely in Iceland
Many visitors to Iceland, undertake a road trip. This is a great way to see the country as your transportation is in your control. You can decide how long to stay in a particular place and whether to stop at all. Iceland is unlike any country on earth. The land has been formed by millions of years of volcanic activity and thanks to its Arctic Circle location which makes the winter incredibly cold, the result is the formation of wild waterfalls, geological landscapes, volcanos, and glaciers....
27th November 2018 by JohnDiscover Iceland
Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Iceland. From the black sand beaches of Vik, to the stunning waterfalls of Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Or maybe the artistic culture of Reykjavik is more your thing?! Either way, there’s a landscape for everyone on this enchanting island....