From the celestial Northern Lights to the towering Hallgrimskirkja, Lonely Planet Iceland covers both popular and overlooked sights in and outside of Reykjavik, Iceland. As always, the Lonely Planet series delivers with its lists of recommended and vetted restaurants, coffee shops, bars, clubs, and sights to see. Reading through the suggestions gives you a kind of exuberant excitement that makes you want to pack your bag and fly. Perfect to take on any trip to the land of fire and ice, this sturdy book is made for repeated use and to be thrown in and out of a travel bag. Also included is a handy pull out map ready for reference in its own back-cover sleeve.

Humor is mixed into the very detailed descriptions of the sites and locations of interest. According to the author, for example, one popular cafe offers a good assortment of baked goods as well as the occasional “viking hipster” drinking a hot cup of coffee. Iceland is a booming place for those looking for an affordable yet adventurous vacation, and more and more people are flocking to the country’s rainy shores every season. Lonely Planet’s Iceland will not steer you wrong. Góða ferð!