Icelandic women work more on the average than other women in Europe. Still they have more children, live a long life and, according to an international survey, live in a country that is a total paradise for women. The book gives a brief history of Icelandic women and describes their lifestyle from the days of the settlement to modern times. In lively text and pictures where moments of daily life are captured, the authors depict the uniqueness and independence of women who have had to put up with various conditions for centuries on the cold island.