2018 International Book Awards Finalist; 2017 Book Excellence Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction. This short story collection of 25 updated Icelandic fairy tales and legends come from the days of the Vikings. Read about trolls that wandered throughout Iceland, the race of Hidden People with strong magic powers and the four powerful beings that protect Iceland from all invaders
Discover why Reykjavik is one of the hottest destinations in northern Europe! You'll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including the author's TOP TEN PICKS. She also shares lots of things you need to know, including how to pre-book your Blue Lagoon excursion ( a must!) and little-known tips to maximize this once-in-a-lifetime experience, best tours and restaurants, hip hostels, and more.
In these twenty stories of elves from Icelandic folklore, author and translator Alda Sigmundsdóttir provides rare insight into Iceland’s elf folklore, which at its core reflects the plight of a nation living in abject poverty on the edge of the inhabitable world, and its people’s heroic efforts to survive, physically, emotionally and spiritually.