The Rough Guide to Iceland

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Practical travel guide to Iceland with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Iceland, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Iceland, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. This guide book has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and it comes with a free eBook.

The Rough Guide to Iceland covers: Reykjavik; Southwestern Iceland; The West Coast; The West Fjords; Northwest Iceland; Myvatn and the Northeast; Eastern and Southeast Iceland; The Interior.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:

Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Iceland, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Hornstrandir to family activities in child-friendly places, like Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like the Blue Lagoon.

Essential pre-departure information including Iceland entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.

Carefully planned routes covering the best of Iceland give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.

Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.

Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hiking or discovering the volcanic landscape, hot springs and glaciers.

Rough Guides' rundown of Reykjavik, Myvatn, Akureyri, Heimaey's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Iceland, even in a short time.

Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Iceland, matching different needs.

Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Iceland, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Gullfoss Falls and the spectacular Vatnajökull Ice Cave.

Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Húsavík, Höfn and many more locations in Iceland, reduce the need to go online.

With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789197433
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 5/15/2022
Pages: 344
Dimensions: 129 x 196mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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5.0 out of 5, 4 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Great guide to iceland

Reviewed on December 09, 2022
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Great guide for a week in iceland

Amazon Customer

A cold guide

Reviewed on November 18, 2022
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As with all Rough Guide books I have had, they tell you what you need to know, from rules and regulations, places to visit off the beaten path that the locals use and various other strange facts of the place you are visiting. Great guide.

Amazon Customer

Rough Guides is the best as always

Reviewed on November 11, 2022
Paperback | Verified

I've always loved Rough Guides and it served me well on my trip to Iceland. The highlight of the book showing Jokullsarlon inspired me to visit it on my road trip and it was amazing!

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