Iceland (i/ˈaɪslænd/; Icelandic:Ísland[ˈistlant]), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordicisland country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000km2 (40,000sqmi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Iceland has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the division between the European and North Americantectonic plates, runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. This geographic feature is prominent at the Þingvellir National Park, where the promontory creates an extraordinary natural amphitheatre. The site was the home of Iceland's parliament, the Alþing, which was first convened in 930. It is a common misconception that Þingvellir are located at the juncture between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. However, they are in fact at the juncture of the North American continental plate and a smaller plate (approx. 10,000 km2) called the Hreppar Microplate (Hreppaflekinn).
Iceland is an EP released by All About Eve in 2002. It was described mainly as a winter (rather than specifically Christmas) EP, although five out of seven of the songs do contain references to Christmas or are songs particularly connected with it.
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When Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano ... As opposed to volcanoes in Iceland in the past, this time the eruption was more easily accessible via hiking as opposed to only reachable by helicopter or other modes of transportation that may not be easily available to the general public.
Respiratory disease increased markedly following one of Iceland's largest volcanic eruptions, a new study has found ... Indeed, only last month (March), lava burst through a crack in Iceland's Mount Fagradalsfjall in the first eruption of its type in more than 800 years ... "Iceland has some of the most complete health care records in the world.
The carrier will add new flights to Croatia, Iceland, and Greece in time for the summer ... Just in time for summer, United is adding three new routes ... Finally, United is adding new flights to Iceland ... United’s Chicago to Iceland flights are timed for connections to over 100 cities in North America.
Laufey had a shock as she scanned the radio while driving around her native Iceland last summer ... The single, which doubles as a love letter to Boston, topped the charts in Iceland and helped her attract a global following with hundreds of thousands of followers and spins on social media and streaming services ... She is half Chinese and half Icelandic.
Following thousands of earthquakes beginning in February, the Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula erupted on March 19 ... However, the ongoing volcanic eruption in Iceland is attracting hundreds to thousands of people at a time ... At times, the lava was so bright that Boyd needed to attach his strongest ND filter to the Mavic Air 2.
United Airlines Holdings Inc selected three European summer destinations - Greece, Iceland and Croatia because they allow US travellers who comply with local Covid-19 pandemic restrictions to enter ... The flights to Greece and Iceland will be daily while the Croatia flight will operate three times weekly.
This increases their contact time with officials from four minutes to between 30 and 40, the union said ... It was yesterday revealed that only eight countries are set to feature on the government's green travel list, including Gibraltar, Israel, Iceland and the US.
But for Sumarliði and Jón, their ceremony in front of neon orange lava erupting from a volcano in Iceland was “weird, gorgeous and terrifying all at the same time” ...The people of Iceland have embraced the natural phenomenon, posting thousands of images of bubbling lava on social media and watching round-the-clock live streams.
The beautifully melancholy “November Gloom,” with vocals by Newport singer Holly Lillis, aptly captures Vermont’s so-called “stick season,” while the wistful “Scandinavian Moon” finds Woolard bemoaning a missed autumn back home during his time in Iceland.
Mumbai. A struggling 261-year-old U.K ...Besides the main growth market, the company is also adding stores from Europe to South Africa and China, he said in an interview ... Ownership of the London-based chain has changed at least three times in the past decade alone - from an Icelandic bank to a French group and then to a Chinese fashion retailer ... .
"You've got to really always assume that camera is on and be very careful any time you wander anywhere near that camera that you're dressed appropriately." ... ``Oh, big time.".Icelandic man gets naked next to erupting volcano, and more of this week's weirdest news ... Icelandic man gets naked next to erupting volcano.
A group consisting of some of Iceland’s largest investment companies and two pension funds is providing Icelandic startup airline PLAY with five billion Icelandic Króna ($40 million) ... Icelandic startup PLAY is moving closer to getting into the air with an investment of $40 million.