Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trove Tuesday - Iceland

As I am researching for a forthcoming trip to Iceland I visited Trove to get some travel tips. The first description I found was from 1893.

1893 'ICELAND.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 29 July, p. 10. , viewed 19 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39484242
I'll look out for that building, I wonder if it is still there. The remainder of that long article can be read here : http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39484242.

We'll be doing a self-drive tour around Iceland. Hope conditions are different from 1928.
1928 'MOTORING IN ICELAND', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 14 December, p. 7. , viewed 19 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115693895
Pleased we'll be approaching Reyjkavik by ship in the middle of the day. I'll be out on deck with the camera.

1937 'Points About Iceland', Shepparton Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1953), 31 March, p. 3. , viewed 19 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189082038
In 1992 a South Australian exchange student recalled her time in Iceland.I may pass on the testicles. The article can be read here: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196297227.

1992 'Exchangee tells of life in Iceland',Times (Victor Harbor, SA : 1987 - 1999), 8 September, p. 3. , viewed 19 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196297227

Although these articles were written quite a while ago they still contain valuable information for the prospective tourist.


  1. Hi Jill, we did self-drive tour of Iceland in October. Hope you get more luck with the aurora than we had! The most impressive building in Reykjavik now is definitely Hallgrimskirkja, the cathedral. It's beautiful!

  2. We went at the wrong time for the Aurora but had a fab road trip round the island.Highly recommended but be prepared for expensive food and lodging.


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