-The ultimate insider's guide to Iceland -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (over 338,000 people call Iceland home) and the tourist market (nearly 1.3 million people visit Iceland every year ) -Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Iceland's specialties are its contrasts. The capital of Reykjav k offers urban life with an unbelievable cultural variety, yet you can find yourself in total isolation as soon as you travel into the barren lava landscapes of the island. Fire and ice have not only shaped the unmistakable face of Iceland, they have also produced a special kind of people. Regardless of volcanic eruptions, financial crises, or long winters, Icelanders love their country. So will you once you are on the trail of the Lagerfljot Worm Monster, dancing through Reykjav k's long party nights, or bumping into a solar-powered Coke machine in the middle of the East Fjords. In this entertaining and informative book, Kai Oidtmann leads you to places that cannot be found in other guides. He shares his extensive insider knowledge and presents a picture of Iceland so charming that you will want to buy your plane ticket immediately.
About the Author
Kai Oidtmann lives in Cologne, Germany and writes for television and radio. Iceland immediately cast a spell over him, despite his fondness for warmer climates. Spectacular natural beauty in the countryside, cultural diversity in the city, and people who don't easily get worked up - these qualities awaken his wanderlust for Iceland.