Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

It has a population of 325,671 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

The capital and largest city is Reykjavik, the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to two-thirds of the population.

 

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the Blue Lagoon[/caption]

 

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Underground Volcanic Lava Tubes[/caption]

 

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Old Icelandic Church[/caption]

 

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Turf Houses Made for Elves[/caption]

 

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Colorful Farm Graffiti[/caption]

 

Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands.
Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.

 

 

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