Photo. Geysir in Island.
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According to Rough Guides, the Rough Guide to Iceland is your complete handbook to uncovering the delights of Europes largest glacier. From Reykjaviks nightlife to the dramatic Western Fjords and table-top mountains to the rich birdlife of Lake Myvatn, the full-colour introduction highlights all the things-not-to-miss.
Some of the opportunities for adventures are:
Encounter nature in the raw at Europes biggest waterfall, Dettifoss.
Curious geological features and rich birdlife come together to make Lake Mývatn one of Icelands biggest draws.
See Strokkur erupting at Geysir, after which all geysers are named.
A dip in the sublime waters of the Blue Lagoon is a quintessentially Icelandic experience.
Set off in search of minke and humpback whales on a boat trip from Húsavík.
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Iceland is full of history about the Vikings from Norway. Eirík the Red and his father were actually Norwegian. According to the Book of Settlements, Landnámabók, they left Norway to settle in the Hornstrandir region of the West Fjords where they lived until Eiríks father died. Eirík then moved south to Breiðafjörður where he met his wife and set up home with her at Eiríkstadir, in Haukadalur, and fathered his first child, Leifur.
Stein Morten Lund, 5 April 2006
Author(s): James Proctor, David Leffman
368 pages 27 maps (24-page full-colour introduction)
UK: March 2007
US: April 2007