Iceland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

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Iceland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)


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Don’t just see the sights—get to know the people.

The volcanic island of Iceland has erupted onto the world travel scene in recent years. With otherworldly landscapes of steaming turquoise geysers set among rugged snowy peaks, miles of icy black sand beaches, and the breath-taking splendor of the northern lights, one can only wonder what took so long. But what of the people who call this island home? Behind a stoic veneer lies a proud, industrious, and egalitarian people, whose straightforwardness and ability to wing it have seen them thrive in this beautiful but unforgiving environment.

Culture Smart! Iceland will take you to the heart of this plucky Nordic nation. It will equip you with a deeper understanding of your hosts and with the tools to turn your visit into a more meaningful and enriching experience, whatever your reason for traveling.

Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

Thorgeir Freyr Sveinsson is a native Icelander hailing from the northwestern settlement of Skagafjordur. He holds a Cand.theol. in Theology from the University of Iceland, and a Master s in Management and Organizational Analysis from Birkbeck College, University of London. Like a true Norseman, Thorgeir has laid anchor in Norway, Finland, and the United Kingdom and is well practiced in the art of navigating new cultures. A keen angler and soccer fan, he runs a guesthouse with his wife in Selfoss, southern Iceland.
Product Details ISBN: 9781787029040
ISBN-10: 1787029042
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Culture Smart!
“Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,” - Sunday Times Travel

“…the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,” - Global Travel

“…full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,” —Observer

“…as useful as they are entertaining," —Easy Jet Magazine 

"…offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,”—New York Times