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  Iceland - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Iceland was one of the last large islands uninhabited by humans until it was discovered and settled by immigrants from Scandinavia and from Ireland and Scotland during the 9th and 10th centuries.
Iceland was a free state, without a king, until the end of the Sturlungaöld civil war in 1262, when it joined the Norwegian kingdom as a Norwegian colony.
Icelanders enjoy freedom of religion as stated by the constitution; however, church and state are not separated and the Church of Iceland, a Lutheran body, is the state church.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Iceland   (3137 words)

  
 Iceland Tours | Iceland Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Iceland is a large island in the North Atlantic close to the Arctic Circle.
Iceland is a large island in the North Atlantic close to the Arctic Circle and includes islands to the north and south.
Five-sixths of Iceland is uninhabited, the population being concentrated on the coast, in the valleys and in the plains of the southwest and southeast of the country.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Iceland/Overview   (697 words)

  
 Top20Iceland.com - Your Top20 Guide to Iceland!
The Republic of Iceland (Icelandic: Lýðveldið Ísland) is a borderless country in the northern Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway, and the British Isles.
Iceland remained one of the world's last larger islands uninhabited by humans until it was discovered and settled by Norse immigrants from Western Norway in the late 9th century.
Iceland is one of the ten richest countries in the world based on GDP per capita at purchasing power parity.
www.top20iceland.com   (2749 words)

  
 Icelandic Tourist Board
The small fishing villages in the fjords of East Iceland possess a culture of their own, a mixture of old traditional Icelandic lifestyles and today's high technology, reflecting the ever innovative minds of Icelanders.
At this time of year the East Icelanders are at their best, walking over hills and dales looking for reindeer and ptarmigan, while hunters from far and wide furtively lie in wait for their prey.
Icelandic lamb meat has the taste of the wild, and the reason for this is quite simple: it is in fact game.
www.goiceland.org /gmi_nov_07.html   (625 words)

  
 Visit East Iceland » East Fjords
Breiðdalur is the broadest valley in East Iceland.
Hamarsfjörður and Álftafjörður bay are the southernmost fjords in the east.
The mountain Nípa seperates the fjords Mjóifjörður and Norðfjörður.
www.east.is /EastIceland/Attractions/EastFjords   (291 words)

  
 Iceland Tourist Board
Iceland is an island along the upper reaches of the North Atlantic, situated between Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Iceland is one of the world’s most distinct countries.
Iceland is also one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet.
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 Wining and dining in Iceland. Restaurants in Iceland, restaurants Links Iceland.
Iceland’s two main strong resources food-wise is the fish and the wild Icelandic lamb, which are always fresh, we reccomend trying both when in eating out in Iceland.
Lækjarbrekka is a classic Icelandic restaurant situated in the heart of Reykjavík in one of the oldest buildings in the city.
Situated in Stokkseyri, at the South coast of Iceland the lobster is served sizzling warm in the pan, with sidedishes of vegetables.
www.randburg.is /is/tourism/restaurants/index.asp   (1629 words)

  
 BMW World - Iceland
Iceland is known for its beautiful natural scenery which ranges from volcanic areas to glaciers to waterfalls.
Iceland's Blue Lagoon is a unique outdoor spa where guests relax in warm geothermal seawater.
Iceland was a part of Denmark until 1944 and there is still a tremendous Scandinavian influence in Iceland.
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 Isafjordur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The West Fjords are Iceland's least populated region, with 9,600 inhabitants in an area of 9,520 km2.
Since 1960 the northern part of the West Fjords peninsula has been deserted, and in 1975 the area was declared a protected nature reserve, which is a paradise for backpacking trips and climbing.
Isafjordur (population 3,500), formerly one of Iceland's main trading posts, was granted municipal status in 1886.
faculty.rcc.edu /brown/Isafjordur/isafjordur.htm   (235 words)

  
 Iceland - Gurupedia
Norway and Denmark, formally as a Norwegian crown colony until 1814 when the united kingdoms of Denmark and Norway were separated by the treaty of Kiel, and Iceland was kept by Denmark as a dependency.
Limited home rule was granted by the Danish government in 1874, and protectorate like independence and sovereignty over domestic matters followed in 1918, foreign relations and defense remained in the authority of the Danish and the Danish king remained the sovereign of the nation until 1944, when republic was founded.
Iceland's old parliament, the Althing, has 63 members, who are elected by the population every four years.
www.gurupedia.com /i/ic/iceland.htm   (826 words)

  
 Iceland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland IPA: [ˈliðvɛltɪð ˈislant]) is a volcanic island nation in the northern Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and the Faroe Islands.
Unlike neighbouring Greenland, Iceland is considered to be a part of Europe, not of North America, though geologically, the island belongs to both continents.
Iceland is the fifth most productive country in the world based on GDP per capita at purchasing power parity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iceland   (3573 words)

  
 ICELAND
Iceland was discovered by Viking explorers more than a thousand years ago.
Iceland offers spectacular scenery and outdoor adventure along with art, culture, gourmet cuisine and sophisticated entertainment.
Iceland is ecologically pure, with geothermal energy supplying most of the country's heating and hot water.
www.classictravelusa.com /Christine-iceland.htm   (436 words)

  
 Alcoa in Iceland
Because they provide shelter and safe harbor close to some of Iceland’s richest fishing grounds and because they offer the shortest route by sea to mainland Europe, many of the fjords have small settlements and harbor facilities serving the, farming, fishing, fish processing, and transportation industries.
About half of the 3,000 reindeer in Iceland are found north of Vatnajokull glacier, with around 1,000 in the project area.
The Icelandic Institute of Natural History report summarizing the impact of Hálslón reservoir on vegetation, small animals and birds [S29] can be read as an appendix to the Environmental Impact Assessment.
www.alcoa.com /iceland/en/info_page/kharanjukar.asp   (1241 words)

  
 Iceland Guided Coach Tours in Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour brings the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland together.
The best way to experience Iceland is at a leisurely pace, discovering how nature has carved the island from the elements.
The South coast of Iceland and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
www.icelandtotal.com /home/vacations/coach_tours   (438 words)

  
 Earth As Art - West Fjords, Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The West Fjords are a series of peninsulas in northwestern Iceland.
They represent less than one-eighth the country's land area, but their jagged perimeter accounts for more than half of Iceland's total coastline.
The West Fjords can be found on Landsat 7 WRS Path 222 Row 14, center: 65.59, -23.07.
landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov /earthasart/fjords.html   (86 words)

  
 Iceland Tours, Iceland Tour, Iceland Travel, Travel Iceland, Iceland Vacations, Iceland Vacation
The dramatic terrain of Iceland, known as the land of fire and ice, encompasses volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, waterfalls and fjords.
Iceland is also home to Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier; the famous Blue Lagoon, a mineral-rich geothermal pool set within a large lava field; traditional horse farms; and ancient Viking sites.
Iceland tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.
www.tourvacationstogo.com /Iceland_tours.cfm?source=googleN   (695 words)

  
 Geologie Iceland - Travallo - Globetrotters Home
The many fjords of Iceland as well as some valleys developed in such a way.
Of Iceland sander are essentially sediments from glazialen glacier rivers.
From it can be derived that the climate in the ice-free areas of north Iceland had a more strongly continental character, as it today the case is together with everyone in the following vegetation stages mentioned on Iceland changed the climate.
www.travallo.de /laender/iceland/geologie2.html   (848 words)

  
 ICELAND WORLDWIDE West Fjords of Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The West Fjords, the head of Iceland, are extraordinary.
There are just over 10 fishing towns and most of the long, winding roads between them are bad gravel roads.
But in spite of the isolation and often difficult transport the West Fjords are among the most interesting and beautiful areas in Iceland
www.iww.is /pages/xwf/westfjords.html   (121 words)

  
 West fjords Iceland nature- main attractions West fjords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
West Iceland and the Westfjords are two completely distinct regions, historically and geologically, with characters all of their own and abounding in contrasts too.
Almost all visitors to the Westfjords go to West Iceland first and either heading by road for the looping fjord coast or the Strandir shore, or skirting the southern Westfjords after arriving by road or ferry.
There, life means seabirds on rugged cliffs, Arctic foxes in their lairs, and little fishing villages huddled against sheer mountains where for centuries people have battled with the forces of nature to harvest the ocean´s riches.
www.exploreiceland.is /main_attractions/westfjords   (324 words)

  
 Road conditions and weather < English <
The Icelandic Road Administration cannot be held responsible for the information available here always being accessible and up to date.
The Icelandic Road Administration cannot be held responsible for damage that occurs due to lack of information or erroneous information on its webserver.
A map showing road conditions in different regions may be obtained by clicking on the appropriate place on the map of Iceland above; a map of the entire country can be had by clicking on the center of the map.
www.vegagerdin.is /english/road-conditions-and-weather   (202 words)

  
 Iceland - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
_PHOTO B, C where B. Hvalfjordur (Fjord of the Whales) is one of the many wide, glacial fjords on Iceland's west coast.
A volcanic island, Iceland is Europe's westernmost country and home to the world's northernmost capital city, Reykjavík.
See the serene beauty of Iceland's longest bridge that was built to withstand the many floods caused by its volcanic environment.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_iceland.html   (308 words)

  
 www.tour.is - Special - Custom Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Touris is able to provide a variety of activities such as river rafting, dog sleigh ride (sledging), snowmobiling, ATV ride, fishing, horse riding, kayaking, hiking, whale watching all depending on the season.
Clear and clean lakes and rivers in Iceland and plenty of fresh fish like trout and salmon as well as sea angling gives you an unique experience.
Lakes and fjords in Iceland offer you an exiting experience for kayaking and spectacular scenery.
www.tour.is /special/custom_tours.htm   (402 words)

  
 Iceland Adventure Trips with Piragis International Expeditions ~ Kayak the Mystic Fiords of Iceland Trip Itinerary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When traveling in remote places such as Iceland, this insurance is a sound investment.
A passport is all that is required for entry and travel in Iceland.
Summer weather in the West Fjords of Iceland is relatively mild.
www.piragis.com /international/iceitinerary.html   (1076 words)

  
 Guesthouses in the West fjords of Iceland. List of Icelandic Guesthouses in the West fjords of Iceland - Icelandic ...
If you prefer friendly and cheap accommodation at a guesthouse or pension, the west fjords of Iceland have many fine bed and breakfast types of accommodation at affordable prices.
Welcome to Vestfirdir Iceland, known as West fjords or Westfjords of Iceland.
Apartments and Guesthouse in West Fjords of Iceland –Sudavik, Isafjordur.
www.randburg.com /is/tourism/acco/guesthouses_in_the_west_fjords.asp   (329 words)

  
 ICELAND TOUR ICELAND HIGHLANDS AND FJORDS
A quality tour of Iceland with fewer passengers and a driver-guide emphasizing beautiful nature in the highlands of Iceland.
Pass the largest continuous lava field in Iceland, Ódáðahraun, before descending into the greenness of the sheltered Bárðardalur valley.
Towering mountains, their bare rock faces ridged by the forces of weather and wind, plunge vertically into the sea to form, Iceland's magnificent East Fjords.
www.scantours.com /10_dayshighland_tour_iceland.htm   (497 words)

  
 Info Iceland - Restaurants in West fjords of Iceland, go wining and dining.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Wining and dining in the west fjords of Iceland
If you want to go wining and dining somewhere in the West fjords of Iceland, Info Iceland is your place to start.
The Factor’s House was built by a group of Norwegians in 1788 after the abolition of the trading monopoly in Iceland.
www.infoiceland.is /infoiceland/wining_and_dining/west_fjords   (150 words)

  
 The Happy Months of Summer
The winter is long and often difficult and the arrival of summer means that the next few months will bring days of around the clock light, sunshine, fun and vacation.
People in Iceland do not like to waste the few days of sunshine by staying indoors.
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2006 at 05:00 PM Filed under My Iceland with this Permalink for your reference.
www.icelandinfocus.com /index.php?/article/the_happy_months_of_summer   (207 words)

  
 Info Iceland, Guesthouses and Bed and breakfast in west fjords of Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The landscape is majestic, with fjord after fjord, towering above shore and sea, and the diversity.
The West Fjords are an ideal place for hikers and all nature lovers, in summer and winter alike.
Cozy litle guesthouse located at Bardarstrond in the West fjords of Iceland.
www.infoiceland.is /infoiceland/accommodation/guesthouses/west_fjords   (350 words)

  
 ICELAND WORLDWIDE East Fjords of Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The mountains of the East Fjords are spectacular as are the many fjords.
Each fjord is unique and the mountains surrounding them are all shapes and sizes.
Along with the West Fjords this is the oldest part of the land with the layers sloping down towards the middle of the country.
www.iww.is /pages/xef/eastfjords.html   (114 words)

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