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Iceland, where? What? How?

Welcome to my Iceland's interview page where you can find what to do,where to go and how to travel in the land of Ice and Fire,visit often and click on rss .

Iceland is an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway 103 000 square kilometer at size. It is second largest island in Europe after Great Britain and eighteenth  largest in the world .In Iceland lives around 320 000 people and speak own language Icelandic who was speak in the Scandinavia country for thousand years ago. The country was settled around 874 but with new information from archeologist it can be that the settler did come here at least 200 years earlier.

In the year 930 it was establish parliament on Thingvollum and it is the oldest parliament how is still functional. Though it have change in going centurys.

Iceland is establish on hot spot on the Atlantic ridge, who lead to that in Iceland is much volcanic activated and most famous volcanic mountain is Hekla (1491m)how did erupt last time in year 2000 but last eruption was 2010 in Eyjafjallajökull (1502m) who everybody remember because air traffic in Europe did stop for several days . Around 10% of the land lies under Ice the largest glacier is Vatnajökull  (8000 square km) and he is the largest glacier in Europe .On Iceland is much of hot water and 97 % of all houses is heated up with hot water from  geothermal heat  and the rest is heated up with hydroelectricity. We in Iceland is going to be in front in green environment revolution.

The tourism in Iceland is still growing and it is suppose it will come around 600 000 people to visit our country this year and most of the tourist are coming from May to the end of August.

 

In the year 930 it was establish parliament on Thingvollum and it is the oldest parliament how is still functional. Though it have change in going centurys.

 

It is 2way to come to Iceland with ferry or with airplane. The international airport is in Keflavik 50 km from the capital Reykjavik who have 200 000 people living. Nearly 2/3 of all population is living in the capital aria. The other door to Iceland is Seyðisfjordur how is fjord in the eastern part of the country.  Where the ferry Smyril line is coming there each week from Denmark .From Seydisfjordur to the capital aria is 681 km. From there is driving through many beautiful arias both to the north and to the south .It is airport in Egilstadir who is ca 30 km from Seyðisfjordur , where it is fly from Egilstadir to Reykjavik or Akureyri .

The contrast in landscape and colors in the nature is magnificent, when driving or walking through each area the view is chancing, the day light is 24 hours from June to end of July and be in the northern part of the country this time is amazing to see the sunset just touch the surface of the ocean before the sun start rise again. Playing golf in these surroundings is something golfers don’t want to miss.

 

 

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