Located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Iceland is a fascinating place and is well worth a visit! Here I will share a couple of facts with you about Iceland. I enjoy Iceland so much I’ve visited twice this year to bring you these Iceland Facts! (2018)
- Iceland sees the northern lights roughly 280 days out of the year
- The Arctic Fox is the only mammal native to Iceland
- Iceland was discovered in
- On average there are volcanic eruptions every 4 years!
- There are no Forests on Iceland
- Recently beer was not legal in Iceland, it was made legal again in 1989
- Iceland was one of the last places settled by people
- Iceland doesn’t have a military, instead the United States offers protection
- The United Kingdom is the only country to ever occupy/invade Iceland
- Iceland is one of the oldest democracies in the world, established in 930 AD
- Iceland is one of the only two places where you can find tectonic plates above the water.
- The Icelandic language is still readily preserved and unchanged. Unlinked many other languages Icelandic is still much the same as it was hundreds of years ago.
- In December Iceland is home to almost 24 hours of darkness and in June almost 24 hours of Sun!
- There is no railway system in Iceland!
- Iceland is the second largest island in Europe after Great Britain