What is the land like?
11% of the country is covered by glaciers and 30% lava fields!
How much water does Iceland produce?
Approximately 1 trillion litres of water flow into the Atlantic each year.
What do the Icelanders drink?
The favourite drink is Coca Cola and Icelanders drink more per capita than anywhere else in the world, their own Brennivin, a type of Schnapps distilled from potatoes much less as it is a very much acquired taste!
And what do the Icelanders play?
Football is most the most popular sport but handball is the national sport – a bit like football where you can use your hands which is also played in Scandinavian countries. However midnight golf is played in June and July when Iceland enjoys 24 hours of sunlight.
How many visitors go to Iceland each year?
Tourists outnumber the locals with more than 700,000 visitors a year.
Tell me about the food!
There are some local delicacies, including the beautiful mountain lamb, Skyr a soft cheese which is high in protein and virtually fat free is very much like yogurt. It has recently made it's way into the supermarkets in the UK.
What do the Icelanders believe in?
They believe in fairies and elves – folklore is a hugely celebrated part of their culture.
Life expectancy of Icelanders
Did you know they are amongst the healthiest people in the world with life expectancy of 81.8 years.
Did you know...
That there are no trains in Iceland!
Is Iceland cold?
Warmed by a branch of the Gulf Stream but close to the Arctic it does not get as cold as you think given its name, but it does get high rainfall and cold winter temperature ranges from high 13°C in summer to -3°C in winter.
Are there any famous Icelanders?
Celebrities include Bjork (singer), Gylfi Sigurdssonan (footballer) and Olafur Ragnar Grimsson (President, & world leader).