January 29, 2016 Kelsey

Fun Facts About Iceland

Did you know….

  • The population of Iceland is just over 300,000 and about two thirds of them live in the capital, Reykjavik, and its suburbs.
  • Iceland moves 1-2 cm to the West every year.
  • It is the youngest country in the world.
  • Here, in the telephone book, everyone is listed by only their first names.
  • They have rerouted roads and avoided building plans that have threatened to disturb rocks where elves might live.
  • Mosquitoes do not exist in Iceland. (This one was especially for my fellow Canadians)
  • Iceland has no army, navy or air force. It only has a coast guard!
  • There are no forests in Iceland.
  • There is an app in Iceland that tells you if you are related to someone.
  • Icelandic police do not carry guns.
  • Iceland was one of the last places on earth where humans settled.
  • The three colors of the Iceland flag represent the 3 main elements that make up the country. Red for volcanic fires, white for the snow, and blue for the ocean.
  • It is illegal to own a pet snake, turtle or lizard in Iceland.
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