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Iceland Flag Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland) is an island country located in the North Atlantic to the North of mainland Europe.

As of 2009, the population of Iceland was estimated as being 317,593. The country's capital and largest city is Reykjavk, which, as of 2008, had an estimated population of 120,165 people in the city itself, and 201,847 people in the combined city and metropolitan area.

Iceland Country Details


Country Name Iceland
Political Status Country
Geographic Location In the North Atlantic to the Northwest of mainland Europe
Flag Iceland Flag
Principal Language Icelandic
Capital Reykjavik


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Lonely Planet Iceland (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Alexis Averbuck

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Paperback (384 pages)

Lonely Planet Iceland (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Iceland *

Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Iceland Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps
  • Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Reykjavik? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Carolyn Bain and Alexis Averbuck.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Iceland. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Top 10 Iceland (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-02-09
Paperback (144 pages)

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Covering all of Iceland's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top-10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you, this newly revised, updated, and redesigned pocket travel guide will lead you straight to the very best attractions. See stunning glaciers and geysers or the bewitching Northern Lights, visit the beautiful national parks, or experience the vibrancy of Reykjavik with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland. Key features include:

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Iceland.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, the new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like popular attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland is the perfect pocket-sized travel companion.

About the series: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10s are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size makes these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Iceland (Easy Guides)
By Nicholas Gill

FrommerMedia
Paperback (352 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Iceland (Easy Guides)
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Guidebooks to Iceland are currently on every list of guidebook best-sellers, and will now be joined by a powerful new entrant written by an acknowledged and heavily-published expert on the subject. He is Nicholas Gill, an outstanding journalist, whose writings on Iceland have been prominently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine magazine, and many other notable publications. His subject, the nation located just south of the Arctic circle but warmed by the Gulf Stream (and thus moderate in climate), is increasingly regarded as a place of multiple attractions that extend far beyond Reykjavik to nearly a dozen other towns, and to breathtaking nature including swimmable thermal springs.
Iceland (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Multicoloured Map (2 pages)

Iceland (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Let National Geographic's Iceland Adventure Map guide you as you discover the pristine nature and unique scenery on this Nordic island. The expertly researched map, with its accurate and detailed information, is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers. In addition to a clearly marked road network, with distances and destinations of both major and main roads, the map also delivers an abundance of specialized content not found in traditional road maps. An index of cities and towns will help you arrive at your destination quickly. Recreational, ecological, cultural, and historic points of interest as well as secondary roads, remote tracks, secluded paths and ferry routes will aid in your exploration both on and off the beaten path.

Among the pinpointed points of interest are hot springs, geysers, waterfalls, caves, museums, lighthouses, swimming pools, golf courses, campsites and scenic viewpoints. Also labeled are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thingvellir National Park and the volcanic island of Surtsey. The shaded relief map details the entire island, contour lines are drawn, peaks and summits are labeled with elevations, forested areas are shaded, water features are shown and boundaries of National Parks and nature reserves are color-coded, making it the perfect companion to any guidebook.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:465,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
Lonely Planet Pocket Reykjavik (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Reykjavik (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Jump on a whale-watching boat at Reykjavik's Old Harbour, peruse priceless artefacts at the National Museum, or wash away your cares at the ethereal Blue Lagoon geothermal waters set in otherworldly lava fields; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Reykjavik and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 13 colour maps
  • Covers Old Reykjavik, Old Harbour, Laugavegur & Skolavordustigur, Laugardalur, Videy Island, Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Peninsula, Golden Circle, South Coast, Jokulsarlon, West Iceland and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Iceland? Check out Lonely Planet's Iceland guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Alexis Averbuck.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Rough Guide to Iceland
By David Leffman

Rough Guides
Released: 2016-04-05
Paperback (368 pages)

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Iceland has never been so hot. Let The Rough Guide to Iceland be your companion on your trip to this unspoiled country — from the party capital, Reykjavík, with its white nights and northern lights, to the vast glaciers of the uninhabited interior. Come eye to eye with the giants of the sea on a whale watching tour or take a dip in the geothermal hot springs of the Blue Lagoon.

This complete travel guide includes full-color pictures to inspire your adventures through this vivid country of lava fields and bubbling mud pools, detailed maps help you find your way, and expert background information on everything from smorgasbords to epic sagas keep you informed as you go. Up-to-date listings pinpoint the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, ensuring you have the most memorable trip imaginable.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Iceland.

Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

Iceland (Insight Guides)
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (352 pages)

Iceland (Insight Guides)
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With an enticing mix of volcanoes, glaciers, geothermal pools, and the breathtaking Northern Lights, Iceland is a natural wonderland. Insight Guide Iceland, combining stunning full-color photos of the country’s incredible scenery with more information on its fascinating history and culture than any other guide, is the perfect companion.
 
Our expert author takes you through all the sights, from the buzzing capital of Reykjavík to the ethereal beauty of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. You’ll also get the lowdown on how best to experience Iceland’s outdoor marvels – try plunging into the ethereal Blue Lagoon, glacier walking in Skaftafell National Park, or whale-watching off the north coast. Maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information.
Reykjavik: 72 Hours in Reykjavik A smart swift guide to delicious food, great rooms & what to do in Reykjavik, Iceland (Trip Planner Guides) (Volume 3)
By Trip Planner Guides

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

Reykjavik: 72 Hours in Reykjavik A smart swift guide to delicious food, great rooms & what to do in Reykjavik, Iceland (Trip Planner Guides) (Volume 3)
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72 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Seventy-two hours is all you need to experience the culture, food, and vibrancy of Reykjavik, Iceland. However no one wants to waste vacation time trying to figure out what spots they should visit. This quick and easy guide will highlight the best restaurants, nightspots and attractions Reykjavik has to offer.

Our guide is tailored to quickly give you the information you need so that you can enjoy the best of Reykjavik. You can enjoy a play at the National Theatre of Iceland, enjoy drinks at a local nightclub, or experience history and culture at the Reykjavik City Museum--it’s up to you!

Most people planning vacations look for three key factors: an Overview of the city, the Sights, and Transportation in and around the city. We combine these factors in an easy reference guide that will prove a trusty travel companion. As a bonus, we’ve added a three-day itinerary and a list of all the best budget-friendly places you’ll want to visit while in Reykjavik.

Every experience of Reykjavik will be unique. What memories will you make in 72 hours?

Iceland Travel Guide: Step-by-step journey. Everything you need to travel. (Volume 1)
By Lars K Jonsson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (102 pages)

Iceland Travel Guide: Step-by-step journey. Everything you need to travel. (Volume 1)
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Iceland Travel Guide Introduction This book includes all the necessary links for an easy journey to your Icelandic adventure. To make your Iceland travel more entertaining and full of all of the things that you want, you'll see a step-by-step route around the entire country, indicating the distance in miles, accommodations, recreation, entertainment, shopping and much more. This Iceland travel guide will be the perfect companion to see all of the hottest spots, like Blue Lagoon, Iceland and other must-sees. You'll be happy to know, for instance, that 4G Internet is available across the country for $10. In each chapter, you will find a lot of useful links, which you will be able to use to travel to Iceland in style and comfort, and see many new and exciting places. Make traveling to Iceland a breeze with this fully informative guide in your hand.

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