Iceland: A Literary Guide for Travellers

Iceland: A Literary Guide for Travellers

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As much shaped by storytelling as it is by tectonic activity, Iceland's literary heritage is one of Europe's richest – and most ancient. Its stories have been passed down through the generations.

From the captivating Norse myths, which continue to inspire contemporary authors such as A.S. Byatt, to gripping Scandinavian crime fiction and Game of Thrones, via Jules Verne and J.R.R Tolkien, W.H. Auden and Seamus Heaney, Iceland's influence has spread far beyond its frozen shores.

Taking the reader and traveller from Reykjavik and the Bay of Smokes to the remote Westfjords and desolate highlands, this is an enthralling portrait of the Land of Ice and Fire.


Marcel Krueger is a writer, translator and editor living in Ireland. He predominantly writes works of non-fiction about places, their history and the journeys in between. He is book editor of the Elsewhere Journal, contributing editor of Sonic Iceland and his articles and essays have been published in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Reykjavik Grapevine, The Irish Times and CNN Travel, amongst others. He is the author of Babushka's Journey: The Dark Road to Stalin's Wartime Camps and, together with Paul Sullivan, Berlin: A Literary Guide for Travellers.

Pub Date: 2020
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50 x 8.25 inches

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