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.
"2020 saw the IcelandicMinke Whalers Association accept the futility of whaling and end their bloody business ...Whale watching is one of the top tourist activities in Iceland, attracting more than 350,000 customers each year and generating almost €20 million annually, proving that whales are worth far more to the Icelandic economy alive than dead.
Iceland 2-0 Republic of Ireland. Two second-half goals from Iceland inflicted a seventh straight defeat on the Republic of Ireland in their final friendly before the World Cup qualification campaign ... They start their campaign away to minnows Georgia on 17 September before facing the top two seeded sides in October. Iceland.
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Irish hiking trails have received the highest ratings in Europe, according to an analysis of online reviews posted by users ... Trails in Ireland were highest, followed by countries such as Iceland and Spain, which were both in the top five rated countries ... The top five ranked countries were.. 1 ... 2. Iceland (86.6) ... .
"Iceland are a fantastic opponent, because they are playing in the same kind of style of Sweden and Finland, who are the top two seeded teams in our World Cup qualifying group, so these friendly games will help us to prepare for those qualifiers later in the year," the Ireland boss said.
The most impressive victory of the day went to Lahinch’s Aine Donegan, who scraped into the match play in the final place of the stroke play qualifying courtesy of countback after finishing tied 64th, but proceeded to knock off top seed Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir of Iceland in the opening match of the day, 4&3 ...Enter email address ... Most Read ... .
Having just missed out on the European Championship play-offs last year, going one better is the aim this time and Caldwell believes Iceland, who are also ranked in the world's top 20, will provide another potent evaluation of how this Ireland side is developing.
As a result, she will take on top seed Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir of Iceland, who produced a phenomenal seven-under 66 in her second stroke play round to finish top of the standings at six under overall, two strokes ahead of England’sAmy Taylor and Scotland’sHannahDarling... Top Videos.
... help them on their way to topping the group ... Having impressed mightily during qualifying where they took four points from France and only missed out on top spot in Group D thanks to a surprise defeat to Iceland, the Turks were facing into an injury crisis ahead of the tournament.
Gunes has made clear his ambition to top Group A ahead of Italy, Wales and Switzerland, which would be an achievement ... They also took four points off France in qualifying for this tournament and it was only dropped points against Iceland that prevented them pipping the world champions to top spot.