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.
Weekend hikers visit the area where a volcano erupted in Iceland. Jeremie Richard/AFP via Getty ImagesUnited and Delta will offer seasonal daily service to Iceland and Greece this summer ... United's move follows Delta's announcement last month that it would offer daily service to Iceland from three US cities (Boston Logan, Minneapolis-St.
The carrier will add new flights to Croatia, Iceland, and Greece in time for the summer ...United’s new Croatia flight from Newark will be timed for connections to over 65 cities in North America ... United’s Chicago to Iceland flights are timed for connections to over 100 cities in North America.
Respiratory disease increased markedly following one of Iceland's largest volcanic eruptions, a new study has found ... They found that the plume had been swept by air currents towards the UK and mainland Europe before circling back to Icelandic cities and towns ... As a result, no health advisory message were in place in Iceland for the returning plume.
Foden and Three Lions team-mate MasonGreenwood broke coronavirus rules when away with their country in Iceland and were subsequently disciplined. But the City man took it on the chin and has since fought his way back into Gareth Southgate’s best XI.Story continues ... De Bruyne signs Man City contract extension until 2025.
to Iceland for as little as $339. He said the airline is also discounting flights to other European destinations, and you can add in a free Iceland stopover on any itinerary. . “This gives you a great way to see two cities for the price of one once international travel starts to reopen,” he said ... “I was in Miami Beach last week ... (AP Photo/Ted S ... .
Though the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the travel industry, 2021 brings a litany of hotel openings globally, as hospitality giants and boutique properties make their debuts in major cities and off-the-grid locales ... The 253-key property sits in a lively district of Iceland’s capital city, adjacent to HarpaConcert Hall.