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.
The roughly 4,000 residents of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland had to be evacuated on November 11 after hundreds of earthquakes damaged buildings and opened up huge cracks in roads, shrouding the village’s future in doubt.
Reykjavik, Iceland — Icelandic police said Monday that residents of a fishing village evacuated because of multiple volcanic eruptions were allowed to return, adding that they believed few would stay overnight because of the state of the town.
In November 2023, a magma dike began to rapidly build below the Sundhnúkur crater chain in southwest Iceland... The damage was felt on a national scale as geothermal pipes that supply energy and heating to Icelandic homes were hit by the lava flows.
This week, Iceland woke up to yet another day of fire, as towering fountains of lava lit up the dark morning sky ... The Icelandic authorities are building large barriers around the town and power station - and these are good at holding lava back.
The night before their wedding, Peters met with Schofield and Watson in the lobby of Hotel V�k, a sleek, charcoal-gray building set against the backdrop of the Icelandic town's mossy cliffs and black-sand beaches.
NORTH OF SYLINGARFELL, Iceland... However, scientists fear they could continue for years, and Icelandic authorities have started building dykes to divert burning lava flows away from homes and critical infrastructure.
A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted ... However, scientists fear they could continue for years, and Icelandic authorities have started building dykes to divert burning lava flows away from homes and.
The Reykjanes outbreaks are so-called fissure eruptions which are often referred to as Icelandic-type ... Icelandic authorities in November started building dykes that can help divert burning lava flows away from homes and critical infrastructure.