How To Live Icelandic (How to Live...) (Hardcover)
This ultimate guide to one of the world's most beautiful and fascinating island nations is packed with travel tips, cultural and historical facts, and insights from Icelanders into how we can all make our lives a little more Icelandic.
Known as ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, Iceland is a country of contrasts, from the enormous glaciers to the active volcanoes, the summer midnight sun to the briefest of winter days, the ancient language to the modern technological innovations. This is a nation with a rich and diverse culture as unique as its stunning landscapes.
How to Live Icelandic is the ultimate insider’s guide to this northerly nation. You may have already tried skyr for breakfast and listened to Sigur Rós on your daily commute, but how much do you know about the real Iceland; the locals’ take on this one-of-a-kind island?
Icelanders Nína Björk Jónsdóttir and Edda Magnus have put together the highlights of Icelandic music, literature, cultural attitudes, food traditions and celebrations so the rest of the world can benefit from the special blend of old Norse wisdom with liberal modern attitudes.
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.
From the How To Live... series of insightful guides to some of the most intriguing cultures and locations on the planet, other books available include How To Live Japanese, How To Live Korean and How to Live North.
About the Author
Nína Björk Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic diplomat, as well as former tour guide and journalist. Born and bred in Iceland, Nína Björk has spent a quarter of her life abroad, studying and working in various countries in Europe. She is the author of a children's book on Icelandic heroines throughout history, Íslandsdætur (Daughters of Iceland), published in 2020. Nína Björk lives in Reykjavík with her two children.
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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