How To Live Icelandic

How To Live Icelandic
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711267374
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Known as “The Land of Fire and Ice,” Iceland is a country of contrasts, from its enormous glaciers to its active volcanoes, the long summers with near 24-hours of sunshine to the short winter days.
How to Live Icelandic is the ultimate insider’s guide to the country, including its strong literary tradition that started with the ancient Icelandic Sagas, violent tales of blood feuds, traditions, family and character, up to contemporary crime fiction that has taken the world by storm. Also featured is the country’s prosperous and vital music scene, with home-grown talent such as Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men, it’s burgeoning film industry and its variety of cuisine from fish and skyr, to liquorice and hot dogs.
This beautiful book is full of inspiration and insight into this progressive and peaceful nation that has freedom, community and equality at its core, revealing why Iceland remains one of the happiest countries in the world.

The author

Nína Björk Jónsdóttir has previously worked as a guide for tourists in Iceland, collecting the specialities and quirks of the nation for some time, she has also written a beautiful book on Icelandic women and now works in the foreign ministry. Edda Magnus is her long-standing writing partner.

Edda Magnus is an Icelandic British global health expert, working in the area of vaccines. Since first leaving Iceland in 1996, she has spent countless hours explaining the peculiarities of her beloved homeland to curious friends and colleagues from around the world. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband and two children.

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711267374
Illustrations: 200
Size: 6.693 in x 9.055 in / 170 mm x 230 mm

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