Have you ever dreamed of living through the book? By Helga Stina

by | Jul 18, 2019 | Blogs | 0 comments

Have you ever dreamed of reading Icelandic literature and getting the feeling and atmosphere of the book while in Iceland?

Everyone has their way of relaxing and especially when traveling.

For me the ideal vacation is a mix of some adventures and outdoor activities and then relaxing and reading a good book.

In recent years author like Yrsa, Arnaldur and others have been very successful, not only in Iceland but all over the world. There is a lot of growth in the Icelandic literature scene in all genres, so no lack of material to explore and enjoy.

Mystical lava fields – Photo by helgastina

What is important to me as a travel planner for all kinds of people from all over the world, is to create in cooperation with the visitor a whole experience, a total experience if you like, where all senses are used to make the experience and the adventure something never to be forgotten.

What I recommend my clients to do is to read a book by an Icelandic author either before or while in Iceland. I try to recommend books that fit the areas or the atmosphere of the trip and the people involved.

The looking forward to is also an essential part of the travel. Some say that your travel starts when you start planning  or even just when you start  thinking about the possibility of traveling to a place. What better way to travel in your mind then to read a book from the area.

Lava formation in the north. Very important to the imagination – Photo by Helga Stina

Through your reading you will be able to experience the real essence of the Icelandic people, culture and life on an island in the North Atlantic that has always been a challenge to live on due to weather, nature with possibilities of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and flooding of the glacier rivers, but also the with the beauty of the midnight sun, Northern Lights, extraordinary lava formations to spark the imagination and space you have never experience before.

Tasting exotic food, smelling the salty air when walking in crazy wind by the ocean, smelling the water when bathing in Iceland (smells to some like eggs. For me it smells home). Everyone has a different experience and ways of feeling things and experiences and people notice different things.

Dry fish on a rock – The smell is amazing – Photo by Helga Stina

Even better if people read books that can explain and give the ideas of the people or the areas visited in Iceland. Stepping in the  footsteps of  the author is a great way to explore a country like Iceland that is rich with history, folklore, fauna and feelings.

Imagine visiting a location where a book takes place and sink in deep. What a way to get away from your daily life and enter the exciting universe of literature and experiences.

More information on personalized travel plans for everyone who wants to connect and see more than just the surface of Iceland.

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