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Enjoy a virtual visit to Iceland – a country of elves, trolls, geysers, glaciers and volcanoes.

For Kids

What to read…..

  • Britannica: Read facts and articles on Iceland For kidsfor teens or for adults - Britannica has content suited to all reading levels.
    Did you know that Iceland was one of the world’s first independent, democratic republics? 
    And that the first Icelanders worshipped the gods Thor and Odin

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For adults

What to read…….

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  • Evans, Andrew, Reykjavik  eBook available on Hoopla

    This edition of the Bradt guide to Reykjavik by expert author Andrew Evans combines what to see and do with maps, walking and cycling tours, one-day tour recommendations, historical and cultural perspectives and suggestions for hotels, guest houses, restaurants, cafés and bars as well as detailed information on city transport, shopping, other activities and out-of-town recommendations

  • Indridason, Arnaldur, Reykjavik nights eAudiobook available on Hoopla

    Erlendur works nights. He's a young officer in Traffic, not yet a detective. And Reykjavik's nights are full of car crashes, robberies, drinkers and fighters and sometimes an unexplained death…..

  • O’Brien, Cynthia,  Cultural Traditions in Iceland eBook available on Hoopla

    Iceland is a country full of unique traditions, some stemming from its Norse heritage and others from religious observances. Readers will learn about the interesting cultural traditions of Iceland, from distinctive food festivals to family traditions, as well as holidays connected to traditional myths and stories. Topics also include Icelandic celebrations of familiar holidays such as Easter and Christmas

  • Ragnar Jónasson, Black Out eBook available from BorrowBox

    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer’s night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person’s life hangs in the balance. 

  • Sigurdardóttir, Lilja,  Cold As Hell  eBook from Overdrive

    Áróra returns to Iceland when her estranged sister goes missing, and her search leads to places she could never have imagined. A chilling, tense thriller – first in a gripping series – from one of Iceland's bestselling authors... **Winner: Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year*

  • Sigurdardóttir, Lilja, Betrayal  eBook from Overdrive

    A stunning standalone thriller from the Queen of Iceland Noir. ***Shortlisted for the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel*** 'Tough, uncompromising and unsettling' Val McDermid When aid worker Úrsula returns to Iceland for a new job, she's drawn into the dangerous worlds of politics, corruption and misogyny ... a powerful, relevant, fast-paced thriller.

  • Sigurðardóttir, Yrsa, Gallows Rock available for Click and Collect from Burwood Library

    On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it...

  • Fidler, Richard, Saga Land eAudiobook and eBook from BorrowBox

    Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kari Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland – the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages. These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written.

  • Kent, Hannah, Burial Rites eAudiobook from Borrowbox

    In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes – until one winter night, she begins her whispered confession to them, and they realise that all is not as they had assumed

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  • Pkhat, Iceland  hip hop rap music Hoopla
  • Scutari, Alexei, Iceland  electronic music Hoopla

    What to watch…….
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  • Arctic Beamafilm (M)

    A man stranded in the Arctic must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation

  • The Deep Beamafilm (M)

    Based on an incredible true story
    1984: a fishing boat goes missing off the coast of Iceland, leaving the fishermen at the mercy of frigid and turbulent water. Once man survives….

  • A white, white day  DVD available to borrow with Click and Collect

    In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth takes over his life and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones

  • Jitters Beamafilm (M)

    A 16-year old Icelandic boy’s first kiss with another boy gives him “jitters” feelings he can’t deny

  • Trapped: The complete series two DVD available to borrow with Click and Collect
    Outside the Icelandic Parliament in Reykjavik. The Minister of Industry is walking the square to attend a meeting when someone calls out her name. It's a man - wet from top to toe smelling of gasoline.


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