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Facts about Iceland

Facts about Iceland

information about the people and country, with a map and 47 photographs.

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Published by Bókaútgáfa Menningarsjóðs in Reykjavík .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsBókaútgáfa Menningarsjóðs.
The Physical Object
Pagination80p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18571561M

  NOTE: The information regarding Iceland on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iceland information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iceland should be addressed to the.   Iceland: Genealogy Database 'The Book Of Icelanders' Tracks Lovers' Ancestry By Iva R. Skoch REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- The television commercial for a local mobile phone company here wouldn't work in many places outside Iceland.

  There is a term in Icelandic called jólabókaflóð, the Christmas book flood. It refers to the great number of books published before Christmas, as books are popular Christmas presents. 4. Beer was illegal in Iceland until   In Iceland, the most popular Christmas gifts aren't the latest iProducts or kitchen 're books. Each year, Iceland celebrates what’s known as Jólabókaflóðið: the annual Yule Book.

Iceland is often called the Land of Ice and Fire, a land where volcanoes and geothermal heat have made their mark on the landscape, along with the many glaciers and glacier lagoons, a land of pristine and unspoiled nature. Iceland, the lonely island in the middle of the North Atlantic, has become a popular spot for Hollywood blockbuster films. Iceland lies on the divergent boundary between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate. It also lies above a hotspot, the Iceland plume. The plume is believed to have caused the formation of Iceland itself, the island first appearing over the ocean surface about 16 to .


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A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy.

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– Source. A century ago, Iceland banned all alcoholic drinks for political reasons. Though red wine and spirits were eventually legalized, beer remained off-limits until March 1st, At the time, Iceland was struggling for independence from Denmark, and Icelanders associated beer with Danish lifestyles; hence the ban.

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The day before Christmas in most parts of the world is simply known as Christmas Eve. Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; ()) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population ofand an area ofkm 2 (40, sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

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Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world's most active d is also the land of light and darkness.

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