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Ricky ([personal profile] rixkey) wrote2011-03-23 06:23 pm

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Do any of you know where I might be able to find information about Icelandic history and culture? Websites, credible books, anything like that? No specific time period. I just need somewhere to start and wikipedia resources/my town's public library are failing me.
outstretched: (PKMN ♥ [lyra] Furrets forever)

[personal profile] outstretched 2011-03-24 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Iceland culture? Note that I am probably more clueless about this than you are: http://www.visiticeland.com/

http://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Iceland.html ?

/tries to help, probably fails

[identity profile] therixkeycopy.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
No, no. This is good! Especially that second one. They're places to start anyway :)

Thank you very much.

[identity profile] tainry.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
I like the Lonely Planet guidebooks! There's always history and culture as well as fun tidbits. I'd really like to take a geology tour there someday... <3

[identity profile] therixkeycopy.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
If nothing else, Iceland is definitely interesting geologically speaking! 8D (I want its waterfalls.)

Thank you! I'll look into those~ Fun tidbits can never be denied.

[identity profile] playswithworms.livejournal.com 2011-03-25 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
Here are a couple (http://www.amazon.com/Ring-Seasons-Iceland-Its-Culture-History/dp/0472086618) of (http://www.amazon.com/Iceland-Land-Sagas-Jon-Krakauer/dp/0375752676/ref=pd_sim_b_1) books (http://www.amazon.com/Xenophobes-Guide-Icelanders-Richard-Sale/dp/1906042365/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top), upon a quick perusal of Amazon, although I don't know how credible, useful, or obtainable any of them might be, but if you scroll to the "customers also bought" section there's certainly an abundance of them out there.

Are you going to Iceland? Can I come? :D

[identity profile] therixkeycopy.livejournal.com 2011-03-25 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
That last one is one I've been eying for a little while now. It's supposed to be educational and hilarious 8D (but the Xenophobe guides usually are). Thank you for looking~

If I was, you could definitely come with me. I'd sneak you in a bag. But no. I'm just history/culture deprived and fixated on Iceland to learn about. It was either Iceland or Norway (or Hong Kong, but that particular project would also require all of China and parts of England and I didn't want to touch that beast just yet).