Where is Iceland on the world map?
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Where is Iceland on the world map?

Where

is

Iceland

on the world map?

Slide2

Do you think it’s cold or hot in Iceland?

77 degrees in July and not a lot of snow during the winter.

Slide3

Who discovered Iceland? American Indians, Vikings or Christopher Columbus?

Vikings discovered Iceland in 874 AD

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What is a Viking?

Any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the

8th–11

th

centuries.

Slide5

Statue of Leif Ericksson

He died in 1050. Tha was 962 years ago!

Slide6

What language do Icelanders speak?

Icelandic! But many speak Danish and English as well as they have to learn it in school starting at age 11!

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What is their money called?

Icelandic Krona

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What colors are on their map?

Slide9

Is Iceland flat?

Nope! Lots of mountains and glaciers…the average height is 500 ft above the sea!!

Slide10

Heightened seismic unrest seen under Vatnajökull, An Icelandic glacier

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The island is highly geologically active with many volcanoes, notably

Hekla

,

Eldgjá

,

Herðubreið

and

Eldfell

.

[

Slide12

On 21 March 2010, a

volcano in

Eyjafjallajökull

in the south of Iceland erupted for the first time since 1821, forcing 600 people to flee their homes.

Slide13

Eyjafjallajökull major eruption, photo taken May 10, 2010

Slide14

The animals of Iceland include the

Icelandic sheep

,

cattle

,

chicken

,

goat

, the sturdy

Icelandic horse

, and the

Icelandic Sheepdog

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Icelandic Horse

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Icelandic Sheep

Slide17

Icelandic Sheepdog

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Icelandic Sheepdog

Slide19

How many Santa Clauses do they have in Iceland?

We have 13 Santa Clauses

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The 13 Yule Lads in Iceland are our equivalent to Santa Clause

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