Ultimate Island Travel - Greenland And Iceland

Herbert Howard
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Iceland – “The Land Of Fire And Ice”…… Greenland – “The Land of the Greenlanders”……

Two very beautiful and unusual places to see......

Some of the subjects discussed in the book:

When To Go To Iceland, Main Towns In Iceland, Things To See And Do In Iceland, When To Go To Greenland, Largest Glaciers, Main Towns In Greenland, Things To See And Do In Greenland, Festival Of Snow Sculptures and of course lots and lots of detail. 
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About the author

 Herbert writes books about faraway, exciting places. He is addicted to travel and finds any excuse to pack his bags and leave on another adventure.

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Publisher
Herbert Howard
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Published on
Oct 30, 2013
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Pages
33
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Cruises
Travel / General
Travel / Polar Regions
Travel / Special Interest / Adventure
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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