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Across Iceland

Across Iceland
With Illustrations and Maps, and an Appendix on the Plants Collected

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079853

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  • Although a member of the Royal Geographical Society, and author of a number of books on geography, little is known of William Bisiker. Published in 1902, this is an account of an expedition, led by him, across central Iceland in 1900. The five men and one woman journeyed from the north-east of the country down to the south-west, and the book also gives accounts of visits to the Faroe Islands and coastal journeys to the fjords. Including maps, photographs and an extensive appendix compiled by expedition member and botanist Arthur William Hill on the island's plant life, this work remains a detailed and engaging portrait. The impressions made upon the party by natural features such as geysers, quicksand and lava formations are vividly described, as are the visits to isolated settlements and farms. The chapter on Reykjavik covers the political situation in the country, still under Danish rule.

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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079853
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. The party
    2. The Faroes
    3. The fjords
    4. Across the northern inhabited fringe
    5. The interior, to Hveravellir
    6. The interior, Strytur and its lava
    7. The interior, Kerlingarfjöll
    8. The interior, Hvitarvatn and Gullfoss
    9. Geysir and Thingvellir
    10. The capital, Reykjavik
    11. In the west, to Reykholt
    12. Barnafoss and the Surtshellir caves
    13. Gilsbakki to Statharhraun
    14. To Eldborg and Helgafell
    15. Stykkisholm and Berserkjahraun
    16. The north-west peninsula
    17. The northern fjords
    18. Across country from Akureyri to Husavik
    19. The eastern fjords
    Index of places.

  • Author

    William Bisiker

    Assisted by

    A. W. Hill

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