Monday, March 18, 2013


Nationality of its inhabitants: Icelanders
Language spoken: Icelandic is a North Germanic languagePolitical system: RepublicPopulation: The country has a population of about 320000 habitants

Iceland means ''Ice earth''. Iceland is situated at the confluence of the North Atlantic
 and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Iceland doesn't have any borders, is surrounded for the Atlantic Ocean.

The króna is the currency of Iceland.

The total area of Iceland 103000
 kmwhich makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

Other important cities of Iceland are Keflavik, Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörour in the southwestern tip of the island, with cities like Keflavik or Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörour. Akureti, in the north of this island. Seyoisfjörour is a city in eastern of Iceland.

The island of Iceland has a northern, very green and lush vegetation, the southwest is the one most popular and the rest are glaciers and natural protected areas.

Iceland's history is short compared with most European countries because the human presence on the island begin in the IX century. Iceland is a young island, formed about 20 million years after a series of undersea volcanic eruptions on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Iceland's history dates back some 400 years before Christ, when it is mentioned by Greek explorers, but is more significant and reliable is the year 861 when Iceland was discovered by Norwegian Naddod.
Ingólfur Arnarson was the first settler, he arrived in the year 874 to Faxaflói Gulf and made ​​his home in Reykjavik.
During World War II this island in the Atlantic Ocean has a great strategic importance. First, Iceland was inhabited by the British and then for the U.S. troops.On May 23, 1944, Iceland declared the independence.

Anita Briem is an actress Icelandic was born in 1982 in Reykjavik. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

The typical dishes of Iceland are fish and meat (especially lamb). In some of the dishes are influenced for Norwegian cuisine. One of the most popular dishes is the Þorramatur.

Iceland isn't member of the European union.


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  2. ahh and... would you like to go to Iceland?