The Arctic Patrol Mystery – Iceland adventure – The Hardy Boys

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The Hardy boys travel to Reykjavik and have an adventure they’ll never forget! A childhood favourite here!

Story in a nutshell

A children’s classic and a real trip to Iceland if you care to reminisce with the finest bunch of teenagers we can remember. Not read the Hardy Boy adventures? Then try this one to Iceland and you’ll want to be in the Hardy boys club for sure.

An Icelandic sailor has gone missing and no where seems to know where he could be – least of all his insurance company. So The Hardy Boys – a bunch of fearless teenage detectives  – are asked to help find him and find out what happened to him. But from the very moment that they arrive in Reykjavik,  they are in constant danger. Frank and Joe uncover a shocking and wide reaching espionage plot that threatens the life of a U.S. astronaut and NASA’S moon project.

Place and setting

Akureyi - where the hardy boys are flying to when the plane goes down Reykjavik - the capital city and setting for the main mystery Snaefell glacier  - where they get stuck Snaefellssjokull - glacier area keflavik - where the small boat is returning to from the fishing trip
Akureyi – where the hardy boys are flying to when the plane goes down
Reykjavik – the capital city and setting for the main mystery
Snaefell glacier – where they get stuck
Snaefellssjokull – glacier area
keflavik – where the small boat is returning to from the fishing trip

The chills of Iceland and the vast snowy landscape are there from the first page and fans of the Hardy boys remember the spirit of the other books which is more than present here.

From their home in Bayport USA, they fly to Akureyi in Northern Iceland but discover that the pilot is an enemy before they even arrive in Reykjavik! When a helicopter comes to rescue the pilot from the glaciers and not them, it is sometime before they are able to get help and so escape from the snowy landscape.

As Joe himself remarks – “Iceland is not a bad place for a detective case”

Later having returned to Reykjavik they search for the missing sailor at sea – the scenes in the sea are just what you would expect fro the hardy boys series :

“Then suddenly it happened. A huge wave bore down on them. It hit the raft when it was in a deep trough, and after it had passed over the clinging occupants, Frank Hardy was gone!”

This is the land for snowy and dangerous adventure all what the hardy boys are about. The usual is here such as the chases, the tying people up and getting people out of scrapes, but the snowy setting really ramped up the tension since you see how dangerous those glaciers can be.

A fun way to get into the setting of Iceland and go back to your childhood for a great adventure and a blast from the past. Books meant for children should never be over estimated in your search for a cracking adventure or to learn about a place and country. A lot of Iceland in this book for your money! And you can’t beat the Hardy Boys can you?

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