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 Icelandic town of Husavik is seeking to ... Husavik, which relies on fishing and whale watching tourism for most of its income, has secured government funding of around 2 million Icelandic crowns to open a temporary museum in a building that earlier housed an Exploration Museum.
Housework ...Building on the momentum, in 1975, the women of Iceland took an entire day off in order to demonstrate the significance of their labour, leaving men to do everything from childcare to cleaning as well as their work ... Iceland went on to have Europe’s first female president, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who credits the strike for her election.
Husavik, which relies on fishing and whale watching tourism for most of its income, has secured government funding of around 2 million Icelandic crowns ($15,840.33) to open a temporary museum in a building that earlier housed an Exploration Museum ... ($1 = 126.2600 Icelandic Crowns).
"In away games we are more focused defensively," said Ancelotti, who has never lost four consecutive home league games in his managerial career ... The Iceland international will be looking to build on that tally against Southampton, whom he has scored six times against in the top flight - only Chelsea, with six goals, has he netted against more often.
A keen trekker and explorer, Wadhwa has been on meteorite collecting expeditions in Antarctica and has picked volcanic samples that are considered to be analogues of Martian volcanic rocks, in other faraway places like Iceland.
The cost of the retro-fit was €320,000, which is almost four times what the couple paid for the original site and build, when it cost a total of IR£64,000 (€81,260) ... Its form riffs on agricultural buildings and its corrugated steel exterior was inspired by the roofs he admired whilst holidaying in Iceland, a country whose bedrock is black basalt.
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The firm is helping to lead efforts across the investment management industry to build a coalition of managers willing to make a collective commitment to the goal of net-zero emissions ...Iceland Foods seeks to build a growing, profitable, and responsible business that does the right thing for its customers, partners, communities, and the planet.
Sitting lopsided on top of a volcanic mound in the Icelandic highlands on one of the most famous walks in the world, the 60km Landmannalaugar trail ... This is one of the many times I have used walking not just to keep myself physically healthy but to build emotional resilience.