All the main tourist attractions are included, the Golden Circle with Gullfoss waterfall, the erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir area and Thingvellir national park.
Then there is the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Dettifoss waterfall in the north and the Blue Lagoon. And loads of pictures from the colorful Landmannalaugar region in the southern highlands.
The special features of Icelandic landscapes are all included: fire meets ice, moss-covered lava fields, columnar basalt, multicolored rocks and vegetation.
Most of these photographs are taken from a common angle, but some show often unnoticed details or are taken from the air, uncovering strange phenomena and color patterns.
These include the “Dead ice kettles east of Mýrdalsjökull glacier” p. 161, “Eystri-Rangá river, south Iceland” p. 193 and “Dynjandi in Arnarfjördur” p. 30, the greatest waterfall in the West Fjords, which is shown from a different angle than most pictures, highlighting colorful mountain sorrel that grows alongside it.
All of the photographs in this book are strikingly beautiful, documenting the versatility of Icelandic nature. Looking through it, I’d like to visit every one of these places.
Iceland’s geological history is explained in further detail in an epilogue by Sigurdur Steinthórsson,
Then there are many photographs from the southern shore and the West Fjords but only one from the Snaefellsnes peninsula, one in the northwestern region and only a handful in west, northeast and east Iceland.