The following is as complete a bibliography of books and articles pertaining to travel in Iceland between 1750 and 1914 as I have been able to assemble. I should appreciate being informed of any additional sources, which I will add to the bibliography. Please contact me at edjackson@shaw.ca. Thanks to Wolfgang Opel and Dr. T.R. Beck for additions and corrections (January 17, 1997).


ANDERSON, C., Three Sketches of Life in Iceland. London: R. Washbourne, 1877.

ANNANDALE, N., The Faroes and Iceland: Studies in Island Life. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905.

ANNANIESSEN, A., "Extract from the report on his voyage to Iceland," Report of the United States Commission on Fish and Fisheries for 1884. Washington: 1886.

ARNADOTTIR, H., When I was a Girl in Iceland. Boston: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1919.

BANKS, W.M., A Narrative of the Voyage of the Argonauts in 1880. Edinburgh: Argonauts, 1881.

BARING-GOULD, S., Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas. London: Smith, Elder, 1863.

BARROW, J., A Visit to Iceland, By Way of Tronyem, in the "Flower of Yarrow" Yacht, in the Summer of 1834. London: John Murray, 1835.

BAEDECKER, K., Norway, Sweden & Denmark with Excursions into Iceland. 10th edition. London, 1912.

BISIKER, W., Across Iceland. London: Edward Arnold, 1902.

BLACKBURN, H., "To Iceland," Good Words, Vol. 20, 1879, pp. 429-432, 480-486, 559-565, and 622-628.

BLAKE, C.C., Sulphur in Iceland. London: Spon, 1874.

BOWICK, T., "Iceland today," The Quarterly Review, Vol. 179, 1894, pp. 58-82.

BROWNE, J.R., "A Californian in Iceland," Harper's Magazine, Vol. 26 (January, February, and March issues), 1863, pp. 145 ff., 289 ff., and 448 ff.

BROWNE, J.R., The Land of Thor. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867.

BROWNE, T., "An account of Island, alias Iceland, in the year 1662," in his Works (edited by Samuel Wilkin). London: 1835, pp. 254-256.

BRUUN, D., Iceland: Routes over the Highlands. Copenhagen: Boghandel, 1907.

BRUUN, D. (ed.), The Traveller's Guide to the Scandinavian Countries and Iceland. Copenhagen: 1910.

BRYCE, J., "Notes on mountain climbing in Iceland," The Alpine Journal, Vol. 7, 1974, pp. 50-53.

BRYCE, J., "Primitive Iceland," in Studies in History and Jurisprudence. New York: Oxford University Press, 1901, pp. 263-300.

BRYCE, J., "Impressions of Iceland," in Memories of Travel. London: Macmillan, 1923, pp. 1-43.

BRYSON, A., Notes on a Trip to Iceland in 1862. Edinburgh: Grant, 1864.

BULLAR, A., Domestic Scenes in Greenland and Iceland. London: van Voorst, 1850.

BURTON, R.F., Ultima Thule, or A Summer in Iceland (2 Vols.). London: William P. Nimmo, 1875.

CHAMBERS, R.C., Tracings of Iceland and the Faroe Islands. London: W.R. Chambers, 1856.

CLIFFORD, C.C., Travels by "Umbra". Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1865.

COLES, J., Summer Travelling in Iceland. London: John Murray, 1882.

COLLINGWOOD, W.G. and J. STEFANSSON, A Pilgrimage to the Saga Steads of Iceland. Ulverston: W. Holmes, 1899.

DAWSON, A Yacht Voyage to Iceland in 1853. London: Hall, Virtue, 1854.

DAY, A.F., "Iceland," The South African Catholic Magazine, Vol. 5, 1895, pp. 487-495.

DE FONBLANQUE, C.A., Five Weeks in Iceland. London: Bentley, 1880.

DILLON, A., A Winter in Iceland and Lappland. London: Colburn, l840.

DUFFERIN, Lord, Letters from High Latitudes. London: Oxford University Press, 1857.

ERLINGSSON, Th. Ruins of the Saga Time: Being an Account of Travels and Explorations in Iceland in the Summer of 1895. London: D. Nutt, 1899.

FORBES, C.S., Iceland: Its Volcanoes, Geysers and Glaciers. London: John Murray, 1860.

GARVAGH, C.J.S.G., The Pilgrim of Scandinavia. London: Sampson Low, 1875.

GROSSMAN, K., "Across Iceland," Geographical Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1894, pp. 261-281.

GRUISEN, N.L. van, A Holiday in Iceland. London: Elliot Stock, 1879.

GUNLOGSEN, A.H.S., "Icelandic scenery and modern national life beneath the Polar Circle," Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Vol. 13, 1882, pp. 342-346.

GUNLOGSEN, A.H.S., "The commonwealth of Iceland," The Open Court, Vol. 4, 1890, pp. 2328-2331 and 2338-2341.

HACK, M., Travel in Hot and Cold Lands. London: Routledge, 1879.

HANNAH, I.C., Capitals of the Northlands. London: Heath, Cranton Ousley, 1914.

HARLEY, E.B., A Girl's Ride in Iceland. London: Griffith Fraser, 1889.

HEADLEY, P.C., The Island of Fire (Iceland): or A Thousand Years of the Old Northmen's Home, 874-1874. Boston: Lee and Shepherd, 1875.

HENDERSON, E., Iceland: or A Journal of a Residence in that Island during the Years 1814 and 1815. (2 vols.). Edinburgh: Oliphant, Waugh, and Innes, 1818.

HJALTALIN, J.A., "An Icelander's notes on Iceland," Illustrated Travels, Vol. 11, 1870, pp. 252-256, 264-270, and 301-306.

HJALTALIN, J.A., The Thousandth Anniversary of the Norwegian Settlement in Iceland. Reykjavik: 1874.

HOLLAND, Sir Henry, The Iceland Journal of Henry Holland, 1810 (ed. A. Wawn). London: The Hakluyt Society, 1987.

HOOKER, W.J., Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809 (2 vols.). London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811.

HORREBOW, N., The Natural History of Iceland. London: Linde, 1758.

HOWELL, F.W.W., Icelandic Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1893.

HUTCHINSON, H., A Saga of the Sunbeam. London, 1911.

JOHNSTON-LAVIS, H.J., "Notes on the geography, geology, agriculture,and economics of Iceland," Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol. 11, 1895, pp. 441-466.

KNEELAND, S., An American in Iceland: An Account of Its Scenery, People and History. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks, 1876.

LANCHESTER, W.F., "With a camera in Iceland," Saint Peter's, Vol. 2, 1899, pp. 421-425.

LEITH, D., Three Visits to Iceland. London: Masters, 1897.

LEITH, D., Peeps at Many Lands: Iceland. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908.

LITTLE, A.C., "Iceland and the Faroe Islands," Dublin Review, Vol. 125, 1899, pp. 385-401.

LOCK, C.G.W., The Home of the Eddas. London: Sampson Low, 1879.

LOCK, W.G., Askja, Iceland's Largest Volcano. Charlton, Kent, 1881.

LOCK, W.G., Guide to Iceland. Charleston, England: The Author, 1882.

MACKENZIE, G.H.B., "A trip to snowland," Good Words, 1891, pp. 809-818.

MACKENZIE, G.S., Travels in the Island of Iceland in the Summer of the Year 1810. Edinburgh: Constable, 1810.

McCORMICK, W.T., A Ride Across Iceland in the Summer of 1891. London: Digby Long, 1892.

METCALFE, F., The Oxonian in Iceland. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861.

MILES, P., Nordufari: Rambles in Iceland. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1854.

MORRIS, W., Icelandic Journals. London: Centaur Press, 1969.

NICOL, J., An Historical and Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands, With Illustrations of Their Natural History. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1841.

NORDHOFF, C., "Iceland," in Stories of the World. 1857.

NOYES, P.H., "A visit to lonely Iceland," National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 18, 1907, pp. 731-741.

OLAFSSON, E. and B. PALSSON, Travels in Iceland (1752-1757). Reykjavík: Orn og Orlygur, 1975. (Original edition, 1805).

OSWALD, E.J., "In Iceland," Good Words, Vol. 17, 1876, pp. 472-478, 543-549, and 632-637.

OSWALD, E.J., By Fell and Fjord, or, Summer Scenes in Iceland. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1882.

OTTE, E.C., Denmark and Iceland. London: Sampson Low, 1881.

PAIJKULL, C.W., A Summer in Iceland. London: Chapman and Hall, 1868.

PEEK, C.E., "Across Iceland By The Sprengisandr Route," Proceedings of The Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, No. III, March 1882, pp. 129-140, plus fold out map.

PFEIFFER, I., A Journey to Iceland, and Travels in Sweden and Norway. New York: George P. Putnam, 1852.

PFEIFFER, I., A Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North. London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1852.

PONZI, F., 18th-Century Iceland: A Pictorial Record from the Banks and Stanley Expeditions. Reykjavík: Almenna bókafélagið, 1980.

PONZI, F., 19th-Century Iceland: Artists and Odysseys. Reykjavík: Almenna bókafélagið, 1986.

RAYMOND, J.H., "The awakening of Iceland," The Public, Vol. 15, No. 733, 1912, pp. 373-377.

RODWELL, G.F., "Notes from Iceland," Nature, Vol. 20, 1879, pp. 532-533.

RUSSELL, W.S.C., Iceland: Horseback Tours in Sagaland. Boston: Badger, 1914.

SCHOLES, S.E. Peeps into the Far North: Iceland, Lapland, Greenland. London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1875.

SCOTT, D.H., Sportsman's and Tourist's Handbook to Iceland. 2nd edition. Leith: Turnbull, 1900.

SHAFFNER, R., "Iceland and its people," Methodist Magazine and Review, Vol. 56, 1902, pp. 12-19.

SHEPHERD, C.W., The North-west Peninsula of Iceland. London: Longmans Green, 1867.

SIM, G.C., From England to Iceland: A Summer Trip to the Arctic Circle. Bradford: Gaskarth, 1886.

SMITH, C.S., "A summer in Iceland," Scribner's Magazine, Vol. 6, 1889, pp. 451-472.

SMITH, C.S., "Modern Iceland," Journal of the American Geographical Society, Vol. 22, 1890, pp. 442-473.

SMITH, R.A., To Iceland in a Yacht. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1873.

SPLAINE, J.F., "To Iceland and back," The Month, Vol. 36, 1885, pp. 489-501.

STEFANSSON, J., "The land of fire," National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 18, 1907, pp. 741-744.

STÉFANSSON, S., Iceland. Reykjavík, 1911.

STEPHENS, C.A., Off to the Geysers: Or, The Young Yachters in Iceland. Philadelphia: Winston, 1873.

SVENSSON, J., "A journey across Iceland," Messenger of the Sacred Heart, Vol. 31, 1896, pp. 621-634 and 753-766.

SYMINGTON, A.J., Pen and Pencil Sketches of Faroe and Iceland. London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1862.

TAYLOR, B., Egypt and Iceland in the Year 1874. New York: Putnam, 1874.

TAYLOR, E., "Eider duck farms in Iceland," Good Words, Vol. 38, 1897, pp. 688-692.

THIELE, L.F.K. von, "Through Iceland on a side-saddle," Travel, Vol. 6, 1901, pp. 99-104.

THORODDSEN, T., "Exploration in Iceland, 1898," Geographical Journal, Vol. 12, 1898, pp. 496-498.

THORODDSEN, T., "Exploration in Iceland during the years 1881-1898," Geographical Journal, Vol. 13, 1899, pp. 251-274 and 480-513.

TROIL, U. von, Letters on Iceland. London: Robson, Richardson, and Conant, 1780.

TROLLOPE, A., How the "Mastiffs" Went to Iceland. London: Virtue, 1878.

TRUSLEV, Rev. J., The Habitable World Described, Vol. 1. London: Literary Press, 1788 (Iceland, pp. 103-151).

WALLER, S.E., Six Weeks in the Saddle: A Painter's Journal in Iceland. London: Macmillan, 1874.

WATTS, W.L., Snioland or Iceland: Its Jokulls and Fjalls. London: Longman 1875.

WATTS, W.L., Across the Vatnajokull: Or, Scenes in Iceland. London: Longman, 1876.

WEDDERBURN, D., "Iceland," The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 8, 1880, pp. 218-236.

WEST, J.F. (ed.), The Journals of the Stanley Expedition to the Faroe Islands and Iceland in 1789. Torshavn: Foroya Frodskaparfelag, 1970.

Some Additional Sources in German:

ERKES, H., Aus dem unbewohnten Innern Islands. Dortmund, 1909.

GRUMBKOW, I. von, Isafold: Reisebilder aus Island. Berlin, 1909.

KNEBEL, W. von, Island. Stuttgart, 1912.

KUECHLER, C., Unter der Mitternachtssonne durch Island. Leipzig, 1906.

KUECHLER, C., Wuestenritte und Vulkanbesteigungen auf Island. Altenburg, 1909.

KUECHLER, C., In Lavawuesten und Zauberwelten auf Island. Berlin (date?).

OLAVIUS, O., Oekonomische Reise durch Island. Dresden, 1787.

SPETHMANN, H., Islands groesster Vulkan. Leipzig, 1913.

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