Have you ever dreamed of visiting Iceland? From elves to tectonic plates to fermented shark, we find Iceland a fascinating country!
Here are our top 10 fun facts and trivia about Iceland:
- Iceland experiences long winter nights and long summer days since it is so close to the Arctic Circle, with almost 24 hours of daylight in June and 24 hours of darkness/twilight in December.
2. Iceland is essentially “alive” with volcanic activity. This island nation harnesses hydro and geothermal energy to power more than 80% of the country.
3. A majority of Icelanders believe in Elves and Trolls.
4. Iceland has some unique dishes! You can eat whale, dried fish, sheep’s head, fermented shark, and even pickled ram’s testicles.
5. Raw puffin is considered a delicacy.
6. Iceland has the first democratically elected female and openly gay Prime ministers.
7. Mosquitoes do not exist in Iceland.
8. Iceland is the least populated country in Europe with just over 300,000 people.
9. Iceland was settled by Vikings in the 800’s.
10. Iceland is one of two places in the world where you can see two tectonic plates meeting above the Earth’s crust.
Our AdventureWomen are headed to Iceland July 15th 2017 to explore the land of fire and ice, check it out to learn more here: Iceland: Adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice.