Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 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 Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and 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 almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island.[9] In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e., slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin.


Capital: Reykjavík
Population: 360,000
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Iceland: The land of fire, ice and water.

Iceland: The land of fire, ice and water.

On a cross Atlantic trip we decided to do a short stop-over in Iceland. Despite being July it was ...
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Under the Schengen agreement, U.S. citizens traveling to EU countries for business or tourist purposes may remain in the country for up to 90 days without a visa. If you intend to be in the EU country for longer than 90 days, you'll need to apply for a visa.

In most European countries the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you will need a voltage converter.

Power plugs and sockets type F are used in Spain

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