Just what is the essence of Iceland, of this island in the far north? And what is the essential experience of the person viewing nature in all its variety? The variety of answers reminds us that, when it comes down to it, the experience of the viewer of nature is not so unlike that of the audience at an art exhibition or concert. This book gives an insight into how photographer Kristján Ingi Einarsson sees the essence of Iceland. Author and geoscientist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson has given a voice to the images, in poems and short prose.