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Stunning Iceland

They are a people who love to work, and anyone who comes looking for a job is welcome. They move forward resolutely and never question technical progress or modernity, because they are aware of how far they have come in a century.


Go beyond the ordinary with this remarkable travelogue, guidebook, and coffee table keepsake filled with spectacular color photography that showcases Iceland’s stunning beauty and hidden gems, from its fjords and highlands to the Western Islands and the capital Reykjavik—the first entry in the Hedonist’s Guide travel series.

Combining essential insider details, cultural information, must-see attractions, and detailed maps with glorious custom photography, Stunning Iceland is the ultimate handbook for modern nomads, including both savvy travelers and novice tourists. Designed for twenty-first century globetrotters, Stunning Iceland features stylish graphics and an elegant visual design, as well as a breakdown of must-visit places, thematic double-page photographic spreads to help you discover and understand the city, and walking routes to explore each district away from the crowds.

Whether you prefer a more traditional visit or want to chart your own unique course, this user-friendly handbook includes everything you need—and Stunning Iceland offers inspiration and insight for armchair travelers and dreamers alike. Best of all, the gorgeous photography transforms the book into a keepsake that will transport you back to your favorite places and sights long after returning home. Experience Iceland as never before with the Hedonist’s Guide!

thoughts & feelings

Friends I bring you another travel book! The Hedonist's Guide collection has been one of the biggest surprises for me. I was not sure about these books but vowed to give them a go. Then they sat on my nightstand for a few months...close to a year...maybe a little over a year. And in a quest to clear my nightstand I determined to read them and I am so glad I did.

The Hedonist's Guides are a fun way to learn about other places while looking at some stunning photographs. They all have a similar layout, breaking the location down into smaller sections. In Stunning Iceland there are seven sections: the West, the Westfjords, the North, the Highlands, the Eastfjords, the South, and Rykjavik. Each section begins with a brief history of that area before breaking it down further into the essentials, understanding, and then providing a few more details about a what you can see and experience. Since I had very limited prior knowledge of Iceland I learned so much about the history as well as their seasons, livelihoods, and what their landscape is like.

Like in Magical Venice, my favorite feature of Stunning Iceland is the maps and the photography. Since Iceland is quite a bit bigger than Venice the "trip maps" are based on a four day adventure in each of the seven sections. It was so much fun to see and learn about Iceland, it truly is stunning.

book information

Title: Stunning Iceland

Series: The Hedonist's Guide

Authors: Bertrand Jouanne & Gunnar Freyr

Rating: 4/5

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