numerology

Numerology information Iceland:

numerologyName Number: 3 Meaning: Communication, Interaction, Friendship, Joy, Lightness, Humor, Art, Positivity, Optimism

urban

Definition funny of Iceland:

urbanIceland 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.

urbanIceland is my favourite European country apart from my own. I wish I was Icelandic.

urbanThe best country in the world (per capita).

urbanJohn: Hey, did you know Icelanders drink the most Coca-Cola in the world per capita? Hawley: Ísland, bezt í heimi!

urbanthe "coolest" country in the world....no pun intended

urbanBro Iceland is awesome

urbanIceland is a country where the weather gets very cold and all the people are incredibly attractive and talented.

songs

Songs about Iceland:

songsIceland by Daniel Lanois from the Album Flesh And Machine

songsNew York City Cops (Live In Iceland) by The Strokes from the Album New York City Cops

songsKrummavisur (The Raven's Song) (Iceland) by Ensemble Polaris from the Album Midnight Sun

songsPath a ath gefa bornum brauth (Give your children some bread) (Iceland) by Ensemble Polaris from the Album Midnight Sun

songsN'Iceland by Fridrik Karlsson from the Album A New Day

songsFrom Iceland by Shympulz from the Album Current Events in Future

songsFrom Iceland (Mega Version) by Shympulz from the Album From Iceland

books

Books about Iceland:

booksIceland by Einar Mar Jonsson, Guillaume Cannat and Patrick Desgraupes (Nov 1, 2005)

booksIceland by Hans Strand (Oct 2, 2014)

booksIceland by Jonathan Porter and Eliot Porter (Oct 1, 1989)

booksIceland (Insight Guides) by Insight Guides (Apr 1, 2014)

booksIceland: National Geographic: Adventure Map (National Geographic: Adventure Map (3302)) by National Geographic Maps - Adventure (Jan 1, 2011)

booksIceland Fly Fishing and Sightseeing (Windriver Series Book 8) by Dan Landeen (Sep 4, 2014)

booksIceland 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

Movies about Iceland:

moviesGlobeRiders Iceland Adventure A Motorcycle Tour of Iceland 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 55 mins Directed by: TravelVideoStore.com

moviesIceland's Favourite Places 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 2 hrs 26 mins Directed by: Createspace

moviesOff To Iceland 2011 G CC - Runtime: 26 mins Directed by: BRB - International

moviesIceland Europe's Wild Gem 2008 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 19 mins Directed by: Wilson & Wilkins Productions

moviesCosmos Global Documentaries FIRE & ICE Iceland 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 53 mins Directed by: TravelVideoStore.com

moviesIceland's Favourite Places Reykjavik & The Golden Circle 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 26 mins Directed by: Profilm

moviesNature Wonders WATERFALLS OF SOUTHERN ICELAND Iceland 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 11 mins Directed by: TravelVideoStore.com

wiki

Wiki information Iceland:

Iceland
Country, Sports Team Location, Flag referent, Exhibition subject, Statistical region, Governmental Jurisdiction, Employer, Dated location, Breed origin, Travel destination

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...

Iceland national football team
Football team, Sports Team

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...