In our research for our Icelandic honeymoon, we have come across so many interesting things about this wonderful country.
Most of this info came from this link at WhyGoIceland.com of 25 fun facts about Iceland and I was so fascinated by all the facts that I just had to share some of them with yall!
Did you know . . .
Iceland is only about the size of the US state of Ohio.
Three of Iceland’s five glaciers are the largest in Europe.
30% of the land is lava fields.
It sits at the meeting point of the Eurasian and North American continental plates – which are slowly moving apart.
The result is some of Iceland’s unique geological features, like the two most powerful waterfalls in Europe and near-daily mini-earthquakes.
Iceland is home to the youngest place on Earth. Surtsey Island, in the Westman Islands, came up from the ocean floor during a volcanic eruption in 1963.
"Greenland is covered with ice and Iceland is very nice!" -Mighty Ducks, anyone?
When Eric the Red colonized Greenland, he decided give it a more inviting name to entice people to move there. Iceland, on the other hand, doesn’t even get as cold in winter as New York City, on average.