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Lonely Planet : Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands [Paperback]

Deanna Swaney , Graeme Cornwallis
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30 Jun 1997 Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit
Readers are invited to explore the world's last great northern wilderness with the most comprehensive guide to the region--and the only guide to feature the Faroe Islands. The book includes trekking routes through volcano landscapes, spectacular glaciers and thermal springs, and a language section covering Icelandic, Greenlandic, and Faroese. color. 85 maps.

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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 3rd Revised edition edition (30 Jun 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864424531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864424532
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12.7 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you are going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travellers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globe-trotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveller, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

Journey north with Lonely Planet and discover wonders for travellers of any budget. LP's Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands contains more than 100 maps; details on food and accommodations; advice on trekking routes and organised tours; notes on Arctic phenomena, flora and fauna; extensive transportation details; and useful arts and culture sections. The author's intriguing sidebars range from pieces on puffin release and wild island cuisine to plutonium peril in Pituffik. --Kathryn True

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and practical guidebook 12 Sep 2000
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Lonely Planet Guide to Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands is not only an excellent guide book in the fine tradition of Lonely Planet books, it is also a fascinating read about the three countries visited. All the usual essential information is there for travellers to any of these countries - how to get there, where to stay, what to see and do. There is also a fascinating chapter on the history and culture of the three countries where you are likely to learn much that you didn't know about these three remote places. My only slight criticism is the lack of photographs of Greenland and the Faroe Islands but all in all it is an ideal companion for anyone wishing to get the most from their trip to the far north.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dated 2 Jun 2011
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I have bought this for a holiday in Greenland to give me some background information.

...not yet been to Greenland, but I know Iceland very well, so the review is based on my knowledge of Iceland (where I have been more than 30 times - mainly for business, but with several holidays over the years).

The information on Iceland seems to have mainly been written pre "krepa" (the Icelandic banking crisis) and since then prices have changed massively - mostly down for foreign tourists.

To correct this aspect, here are a few observations of my own:

- car hire is very expensive (if you are going to Iceland for the first time, the best option from airport to hotel is the Flybus; buy tickets in arrivals; the 'plus' option will take you right to your hotel rather than the bus station)
- hotel are offering some great deals, especially when combined with a flight - Icelandair always seems to have some deals going and I even buy these package holidays for business)
- eating out is a similar price to London, although in Iceland the quality if often much higher if you avoid the American chains and go to real Icelandic restaurants.

By all means buy this guide, however much of the up to date information that you need can easily be found on line.

Overall, a bit dated but OK if you want some of the history.

If anyone wants to start a comment conversation, I'm only too happy to chip in.

(BTW - I have no commercial interest in Icelandic tourism, I work as a security consultant - I just happen to love Iceland and the Icelandic people!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to three little-known countries 25 Aug 2014
By June
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I haven't read this book properly yet but I am contemplating going to the Faroes and Greenland next year and it seems to give all the information anybody could possibly want about them. It also gives a lot of information on the history of all the countries, including Iceland. It is quite a thick, heavy book to pack, though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you find one, snap it up 25 Aug 2013
If you find one of these older books then snap it up, for although the prices are out of date (this will be the case even with newer editions, which are written many months before publication), the information is much more detailed and precise. This is reflected in the size of the book which also includes a similarly detailed section on the Faroe Islands and Greenland at the back. The front of the book contains a useful history section together with the usual facts for visitors to this fascinating country, and is divided into sections detailing each area (Reykjavik, Southeast, Southwest and so on), each of which contains reasonably detailed maps (much more detailed at least than modern editions - these are not of course a substitute for the Icelandic version of Ordnance Survey for serious hikers) together with directions for those who have the funds to rent a car.
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By Granny
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This was the only guide we could find for our recent visit to Greenland.It was very useful to read before we went and to have to hand whilst we were there, although it was a disadvantage that it was so out of date!
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