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Cultivation of bananas

The agricultural sector of Iceland, which developed mainly in the 1940s and 1950s, includes the cultivation of bananas in special greenhouses using geothermal energy.1)


The Icelandic population is very active and enjoys engaging in various sports. Glima is a form of wrestling that is a traditional sport in Iceland. It is thought to have originated from medieval times. 2)


HUNDSLAPPADRÍFA is an Icelandic word that translates to “snow with flakes as big as dog paws that blankets the landscape.” 3)


From June to August, it is light almost around the clock in Iceland. So there is more time for sightseeing and celebrating. 4)

Europe's westernmost point

Iceland is home to Europe's westernmost point. 5)

Oldest spoken language in Europe

Icelandic is the oldest spoken language in Europe. Icelanders can easily read thousands of years old books in the original. 6)

Bridge between continents

In Iceland, two continental plates - the European and the American - come into contact with each other and move a few millimeters apart each year. 7)

Coca-Cola drinkers

Icelanders consume the most Coca-Cola per person in the world. 8)

Life expectancy

Icelanders boast the longest life expectancy in the world. 9)

Vatnajokull Glacier

Vatnajokull Glacier is the most famous of Iceland's glaciers. It has beautiful caves and drifting blocks of ice. 10)

Islet of Surtsey

The world's youngest landmass, the islet of Surtsey was formed in 1963 by the eruption of an underwater volcano. 11)


Hveragerði is a land full of springs, hot rivers, and fumes.12)

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

In 1980, a woman Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became head of state in Iceland, becoming the world's first democratically elected female president. 13)

Seljavallalaug pool

Seljavallalaug pool is one of the top ten pools in the world according to The Guardian. 14)

Lake Lagarflojt

Lake Lagarflojt according to local legend is inhabited by a monster. Thus, it is a perfect place for all those looking for mythical creatures. 15)

iceland.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/10 02:01 by aga