Get to know more about Iceland from our Nordical Travel experts
On our Travel Blog you will find interesting articles about Iceland. Some things you might already know, some things you didn’t know, and some you wished you had known! Iceland is a fascinating place where A LOT of stuff happens, so this Iceland Travel Blog is here to tell you all about it.
We will tell you lots of fascinating tidbits about Iceland’s incredible geology, from the grumbling, deep slumber or violently beautiful nature of our volcanoes. From shifting continental plates, to boiling water exploding from the earth. Talking of water, Iceland has lots and lots and lots of it. Waterfalls beyond count, raging ocean swells that shape the coastline and some of the biggest glaciers in Europe. In fact, 11% of Iceland’s landmass is ice!
Iceland also has a fascinating history. This lonely island was discovered by Norse explorers who settled here in search of better lives, giving Iceland a rich history and culture. Many tales have been written about the Viking age. Tales of love and murder, gods and monsters, war and passion, ghosts and trolls and everything in between.
This Iceland Travel Blog will also give you lots of practical information about when to come, what to do, what to see, what to eat, etc. We got you covered. In fact, why don’t we kick things off with some fun facts about Iceland:
Iceland is on two continents. Iceland is situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is the separation point between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Iceland is one of the youngest land masses in the world. The island was formed around 20 million years ago because of undersea volcanic eruptions. So, in geological terms, Iceland has really only just been born!
We have a volcanic eruption approximately once every 4-5 years. Sometimes it doesn’t do so much damage, but sometimes it stops the world, like the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull (How did you do? Here’s a little help. It is Ey-ya-fyat-la-yoo-koo-tl). The most devastating of Iceland’s eruptions of the last century was Laki, in 1784. This caused untold damage, wiped out crops and livestock and changed weather patterns across Europe and America. The agricultural and economical impact was so severe that it even led to the French Revolution five years later. Sorry about that, France!