In a new compact edition, vast landscapes, extraordinary natural sculptures of rock and ice, powerful waterfalls, distinctive wildlife and a fascinating culture shine from unique vantage points conveyed through the lenses of three important photographers. Travel the main Ring Road to circumnavigate the country with award-winning Canadian photographers George Fischer and Sean Fischer. Discover geothermal vistas, ice caves, glaciers and verdant valleys with Jon Gauti Jonsson, Icelandic mountain guide and photographer.
Different viewpoints from inside and out draw you into each photographer's personal perspective on this land of ice and fire. Join them in playing with wildlife, following the lighthouse trail and chasing volcanoes. Along the way, you'll encounter Iceland's iconic horses and elusive puffins, a hardy population of clear-eyed Viking descendants, and familiar film sets in the rough. Watch your step, though--you mustn't disturb the subterranean elf population-- and be prepared to run from erupting volcanoes. All adding up to an unforgettable experience!
About the author
George Fischer is one of Canada's most renowned and prolific landscape photographers. His unique style has been recognized around the world. He has provided photography and editorial content for promotional literature published by tourist boards and international tour operators. George's work has appeared on the covers of magazines and newspapers worldwide as well as websites and ad campaigns for hundreds of companies. And he has produced more than 65 photographic books. In November 2017, George received the Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence in Photography. Among his major accomplishments is the book, Canada: 150 Panoramas, which was on the best-seller list at Chapters/Indigo and quickly sold out of its first printing. In 2007, Unforgettable Canada was on The Globe and Mail's bestseller list and has sold over 75,000 copies. It is now in its third printing. George is also recognized for his worldwide collection of more than 50 art posters and unique art prints created for various companies, hospitals and private collectors. An avid outdoor adventurer, George has hiked Machu Picchu in Peru and in Bolivia cycled what is dubbed "the world's most dangerous road." He has summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Gokyo Ri in the Himalayas and Torres del Paine in Chile. In Iceland, he hiked to raise funds for the Arthritis Society of Canada. And this Toronto Canada resident has now set his sights on canoeing the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories.