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Numerology information Iceland:
Name Number: 3 Meaning: Communication, Interaction, Friendship, Joy, Lightness, Humor, Art, Positivity, Optimism
Definition funny of Iceland:
Iceland is, as has been well documented, a small island in the North Atlantic. It was settled in the 9th century, mainly by Norwegians and other Scandinavians, but also by a few Celts from Scotland and Ireland. There is a theory that the Norwegians in particular left for Iceland to escape the growing tyranny and expanding power of the Scandinavian Kings, especially King Harald Fair-hair of Norway. The first settler was Ingolfur Arnarson, arriving in 870 AD, and he built a farm on the site of modern day Reykjavik, the capital. Iceland was the first republic and developed a system of proto-democracy with a national Parliament called the Althing established in 930 AD, and a very sophistocated system of law developed. This was surprisingly liberal; women had practically equal rights to men. For instance, they could take part in legal proceedings and declare themselves divorced whenever they wished, whilst retaining all property rights. Considering women only got equal property rights in Britain in the 19th century, this is impressive I feel. The term 'Viking' as an ethnic term is wrong; to the Scandinavians it meant specifically a raider, so not all, or even most, Icelanders were Vikings. Practically all were simple farmers. No towns existed in medieval Iceland, and farms were self-sufficient units. An Icelander was the first to land on Greenland, which was settled by Eirik the Red after he had been outlawed from Iceland, who called it this to make it more attractive to other settlers. It was his son, Leifur, nicknamed Leif the Lucky, who was the first European to set foot on the continent of North America (not Christopher Columbus) around 1000 AD, the year in which Iceland became Christian by democratic vote. Leif christened the area Vinland, after the wild grapes he found there. Nobody has been able to prove the exact location of Vinland. Geographically, Iceland is mostly volcanic, and large areas of it are covered in lava fields. It has geysers, hot springs and sulphorous jets of steam coming from the ground, as well as active Volcanoes. The amount of geothermal energy at her disposal means that Iceland is a very environmentally green country. However, it also means that all the washing water smells slightly of egg. Iceland also has Europe's most powerful waterfall (Dettafoss) and Europe's largest glacier (Vatnajokull), which did feature in the James Bond film 'Die Another Day'. Iceland is famous for its medieval literature, which ranks as amongst the finest in the world. These are mostly sagas, the most famous being Egil's Saga, Njal's Saga, Laxdaela Saga and Volsunga Saga, the last of which was a major inspiration for Tolkein and Wagner. However, Iceland also produced histories such as The Book of Icelanders and The Book of Settlements by Ari the Learned, and the most important source on Norse mythology, Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson. Icelandic has changed relatively little since then, and the system of patrynomics, and sometimes matrymonics is still used. For example if a man called Njal Eiriksson had a son and a daughter, they might be called Ingolfur Njalsson and Gudrun Njalssdottir; they would not have the surname Eiriksson. In 1262, Iceland came under the control of Norway, and Denmark in 1380, but regained Home Rule in 1874 and became fully independent in 1944. Today, Iceland is most commonly known for musicians Bjork and Sigur Ros, being the most expensive country in Europe, puffins and reindeer, the Northern Lights, and being cold. However, this does not even come close to doing justice to this beautiful, sometimes bleak, truly unique landscape and its rich and fascinating history and mythology.
Iceland is my favourite European country apart from my own. I wish I was Icelandic.
The best country in the world (per capita).
John: Hey, did you know Icelanders drink the most Coca-Cola in the world per capita? Hawley: Ísland, bezt í heimi!
the "coolest" country in the world....no pun intended
Bro Iceland is awesome
Iceland is a country where the weather gets very cold and all the people are incredibly attractive and talented.
Songs about Iceland:
Iceland by Daniel Lanois from the Album Flesh And Machine
New York City Cops (Live In Iceland) by The Strokes from the Album New York City Cops
Krummavisur (The Raven's Song) (Iceland) by Ensemble Polaris from the Album Midnight Sun
Path a ath gefa bornum brauth (Give your children some bread) (Iceland) by Ensemble Polaris from the Album Midnight Sun
N'Iceland by Fridrik Karlsson from the Album A New Day
From Iceland by Shympulz from the Album Current Events in Future
From Iceland (Mega Version) by Shympulz from the Album From Iceland
Books about Iceland:
Iceland by Einar Mar Jonsson, Guillaume Cannat and Patrick Desgraupes (Nov 1, 2005)
Iceland by Hans Strand (Oct 2, 2014)
Iceland by Jonathan Porter and Eliot Porter (Oct 1, 1989)
Iceland (Insight Guides) by Insight Guides (Apr 1, 2014)
Iceland: National Geographic: Adventure Map (National Geographic: Adventure Map (3302)) by National Geographic Maps - Adventure (Jan 1, 2011)
Iceland Fly Fishing and Sightseeing (Windriver Series Book 8) by Dan Landeen (Sep 4, 2014)
Iceland Travel: 3 Day Guide to Reykjavik -A 72-hour Definitive Guide on What to See, Eat and Enjoy in Reykjavik... by 3 Day City Guides (Jul 5, 2014)
Movies about Iceland:
GlobeRiders Iceland Adventure A Motorcycle Tour of Iceland 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 55 mins Directed by: TravelVideoStore.com
Iceland's Favourite Places 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 2 hrs 26 mins Directed by: Createspace
Off To Iceland 2011 G CC - Runtime: 26 mins Directed by: BRB - International
Iceland Europe's Wild Gem 2008 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 19 mins Directed by: Wilson & Wilkins Productions
Cosmos Global Documentaries FIRE & ICE Iceland 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 53 mins Directed by: TravelVideoStore.com
Iceland's Favourite Places Reykjavik & The Golden Circle 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 26 mins Directed by: Profilm
Nature Wonders WATERFALLS OF SOUTHERN ICELAND Iceland 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 11 mins Directed by: TravelVideoStore.com
Wiki information Iceland:
Iceland is a Nordic country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 325,671 and an area of 103,000 km², making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík; the...
The Iceland national football team is the national football team of Iceland and is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland. It has never advanced to the finals of any major international competition. While historically one of Europe's...