|: Rough Guides
|: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
|: 4/5 (27 Downloads)
Book excerpt: Practical travel guide to Iceland featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Iceland, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Iceland, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. The Rough Guide to Iceland covers: Reykjavik; Southwestern Iceland; The West Coast; The West Fjords; Northwest Iceland; Myvatn and the Northeast; Eastern and Southeast Iceland; The Interior. Inside this travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER Experiences selection for every kind of trip to Iceland, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Hornstrandir to family activities in child-friendly places, like Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like the Blue Lagoon. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS Essential pre-departure information including Iceland entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES Carefully planned routes covering the best of Iceland give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hiking or discovering the volcanic landscape, hot springs and glaciers. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS Rough Guides' rundown of Reykjavik, Myvatn, Akureyri, Heimaey's best sights and top experiences help to make the most of each trip to Iceland, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS: Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Iceland, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Iceland, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Gullfoss Falls and the spectacular Vatnajökull Ice Cave. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Húsavík, Höfn and many more locations in Iceland, reduce need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.