The Real Iceland, a new guidebook for tourists by Páll Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, was released earlier this month, exclusively in English. The book features “strange and fun” quirks practiced in Iceland and claims to tell the whole truth about the Icelandic nation.
“The book covers various things that aren’t apparent during a short visit to Iceland but is nonetheless ingrained in the soul of the nation. These laughable but true pieces of information increase the understanding of the country and help tourists make the most of their trip,” promises a press release from the publisher, Forlagid.
Information on drinking habits, food traditions, local celebrities, historical facts, unusual places, beautiful houses and advice on where to find inexpensive food and drink is included in the book.
Ásgeirsson is a journalist and outdoor recreation enthusiast. He is the author of a number of tourist guides, including Hálendishandbókin (Adventure in Iceland), Gönguleidir (“Hiking Trails”) and Hornstrandir, featuring the country’s remotest region on the northern West Fjords peninsula.
The Real Iceland was recently called in from bookstores due to an error in the text, but the correct version will be available shortly. Orders can be placed on the publisher’s website.