Iceland Fun Facts: Part 4

Nov 15, 2012

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 WhyGoIceland.com and I was so fascinated by all the facts that I just had to share some of them with yall!

Did you know . . . 

Icelanders do consume more Coca-Cola than any other nation on Earth, per capita, but it is said to the best tasting because it is made with Icelandic water and not corn syrup.
Icelandic horses are one of Iceland’s natural treasures. 
There are over 80,000 Icelandic horses in the country. 
The horses are so beloved, and their purity and bloodlines so protected, that no other horses can enter the country and once an Icelandic horse leaves, it can never return. 

While the only land mammal native to Iceland is the Arctic Fox, the country is also home to lots of sheep – there are nearly twice as many sheep as there are people in Iceland. 

There are no native reptiles or amphibians on Iceland and only about 1300 insects, compared to about 1 million throughout the world.
Icelanders enjoys an excellent quality of life. 
Though at 43.5 hours per week, they have the longest work week in Europe , they also have one of the longest life expectancies. 

In 2007, Iceland was ranked the number-one most developed country in the world by the UN’s Human Development Index. 
Iceland has the highest literacy rate in the world and has been rated one of the best places in the world to be a mother, based on maternal death rates and access to health care. 

Iceland has the highest number of broadband internet connections per capita in the world.

Icelanders also go to the movies more (per capita) than people anywhere else.

I think it is finally sinking in that we are going to Iceland.
Not only are we going overseas together (for the first time as a couple) we will be married!
I will have two rings on my left hand.
(Which is probably the most jewelry I've ever worn in my entire life)
Nuts.

4 comments:

Gentri said...

wow! I want to move to Iceland now! I didn't know it was such a great country! Plus, foxes are my favorite! It's meant to be. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Brooke said...

Cute horse!


=)


Happy Holidays!



Brooke

Steph Gregerson said...

Well, you've inspired me. My husband & I are going to Iceland now for our 5 year wedding anniversary trip next fall. Can't wait to hear all about your trip. insertclassyhere.blogspot.com

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Wow no.1 most developed, I never knew that! It sounds like a really amazing place to live and looks so beautiful - enjoy every second of your honeymoon there! and good luck for the big day! I cannot wait to see all the pics! Gem :)

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