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.
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By ForrestBrown and BrekkeFletcher . CNN. Editor’s note ...Find out the important details on these various Dutch islands in the Caribbean by clicking on the links. ... Iceland ... Starting April 6, US travelers who have proof of being fully vaccinated or those with proof of contracting Covid-19 but are now recovered may enter Iceland ... Important details ... .
A group of Icelandic volleyball players got together for a knock around this weekend, with the formidable backdrop of a volcano spewing out lava ...People casually playing volleyball at the #volcano in #Fagradalsfjall, #Iceland yesterday 🌋 ... These developments are such an important event in Iceland that there is now a live stream from the site.
Joshua Kimmich dazzled as Germany attempted over 1,000 passes in a 3-0 defeat of Iceland, but Joachim Low was left wanting more. Germany's youthful side were in slick form against Iceland but outgoing head coach Joachim Low expects more from their next two World Cup qualifiers... That will be important at the Euros.".
The volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur, close to Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland last week was concerning for aviation ...Flying over the eruption at Fagradalsfjall in Iceland ... The IcelandicTransportAuthority stresses the importance of pilots showing extra care when flying around the volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula.
(CNN)The world is watching Fagradalsfjall volcano, in Iceland, which woke up this month after 700 years and is putting on a mesmerizing lava show ... Iceland sits atop a plume rising from deep inside the earth to the shallow ... There is one very important reason we are watching Iceland.
“The DNA sequences that are important for function are highly conserved across species,” said Andersson ... However, Andersson said the RORB gene was not the only gene important for gait. For example, the ability for horses to amble, found in certain breeds such as the Icelandic pony, has previously been linked to a mutation in a gene known as DMRT3 ... .
Sam McKewon. LINCOLN — At least one of Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg's sons will play for him at Pinnacle BankArena... Sam averaged 14.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Thunderbolts, who advanced to the first round of the Class A state tournament ... EduardoAndre ... The Icelandic import has deep range, which always travels well in Hoiberg’s system ... .
Nebraska basketball is among many teams pursuing one of the nation's transfer guards, who received a scholarship offer from the Huskers on Wednesday ... He started all 26 games for the Tigers this season, yet still decided to transfer for his final two seasons ... Akol Arop ... The Icelandic import has deep range, which always travels well in Hoiberg’s system.
... they won the hearts of neutral fans by advancing to the quarterfinals.</p>"Sport is very important in Iceland, even in the icy months," he said.</p>"The Icelanders are known for their winning mentality as they never give up no matter how the game goes.
- 'Light at end of the tunnel' - Tourism is one of Iceland's most important business sectors -- accounting for 8 ... "We believe that this is a very important part of building up again after Covid," said Skarphedinn Berg Steinarsson, head of Iceland's Tourist board.
“When we moved to Iceland, we knew that recognition was important to our community, and we were determined to make it happen,” Rabbi Avi Feldman, the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Iceland, told Chabad.org.
Sam McKewon. LINCOLN — KobeWebster is returning to the Nebraska basketball team for a fifth season. The senior — who averaged 12.8 points over the last six games, making 43% of his 3s — started the last five games of the season and announced his decision on Twitter ... The Icelandic import has deep range, which always travels well in Hoiberg’s system ... .