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Where is Iceland on the world map?
on the world map?
Do you think it’s cold or hot in Iceland?
77 degrees in July and not a lot of snow during the winter.
Who discovered Iceland? American Indians, Vikings or Christopher Columbus?
Vikings discovered Iceland in 874 AD
What is a Viking?
Any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the
Statue of Leif Ericksson
He died in 1050. Tha was 962 years ago!
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!
What is their money called?
What colors are on their map?
Is Iceland flat?
Nope! Lots of mountains and glaciers…the average height is 500 ft above the sea!!
Heightened seismic unrest seen under Vatnajökull, An Icelandic glacier
The island is highly geologically active with many volcanoes, notably
On 21 March 2010, a
in the south of Iceland erupted for the first time since 1821, forcing 600 people to flee their homes.
Eyjafjallajökull major eruption, photo taken May 10, 2010
The animals of Iceland include the
, the sturdy
, and the
How many Santa Clauses do they have in Iceland?
We have 13 Santa Clauses
The 13 Yule Lads in Iceland are our equivalent to Santa Clause