Journey to the North – Iceland

Reading from old Czech travel books about Iceland. How was Iceland seen by Czech travellers decades and centuries ago? What notes on Icelanders and their life style and habits left us Daniel Strejc Vetter, who visited the island in the first half of the 17th century? And how did Jan Josef Svátek followed up with the description in his Ultima Thule, published in 1913? What impressions left the land of ice and fire on a public school teacher Karel Zákoucký and who were Icelandic Letters (Islandské dopisy), written by Zdeněk Němeček, addressed to?

Reading performed by Martin Severýn and Michal Švec will be supplemented by screening photoraphs of Iceland from long time ago as well as contemporary times.

In Czech, admission voluntary.