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  Iceland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland IPA: [ˈlið̠vɛldɪð̠ ˈisland) is an island nation, a volcanic island in the northern Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the Faroe Islands.
Iceland was one of the last large islands uninhabited by humans until it was discovered and settled by immigrants from Scandinavia, Ireland and Scotland during the 9th and 10th centuries.
Icelanders enjoy freedom of religion as stated by the constitution; however, church and state are not separated and the National Church of Iceland, a Lutheran body, is the state church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iceland   (3367 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Iceland
The breeding of sheep and horses is the principal occupation in Iceland.
Iceland was most disastrously affected in the beginning of the fifteenth century by internal unrest, factional conflicts, earthquakes, and epidemics which struck men and beasts alike.
Iceland was colonized in the ninth and tenth centuries by Norwegians who left their native land when Harold Harfagri, forced all Norway to submit to his sway (A.D. Iceland, though politically independent until 1262, remained in close contact with the mother country; its language also remained Norse.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07615b.htm   (4894 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The climate is relatively mild and humid (especially in the west and south), owing to the proximity of the North Atlantic Drift; however, N and E Iceland have a polar, tundralike climate.
In 1944 an overwhelming majority of Icelanders voted to terminate the union with Denmark; the kingdom of Iceland was proclaimed an independent republic on June 17, 1944.
Iceland was admitted to the United Nations in 1946; it joined in the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/iceland_history.asp   (1734 words)

  
 Iceland (07/06)
Iceland is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and immediately south of the Arctic Circle.
Iceland is exploring the feasibility of exporting hydroelectric energy via submarine cable to mainland Europe and also actively seeks to expand its power-intensive industries, particularly aluminum smelting plants.
Iceland maintains diplomatic and commercial relations with practically all nations, but its ties with other Nordic states, with the U.S., and with the other NATO member states are particularly close.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3396.htm   (3827 words)

  
 Ice Skating - Paramount Iceland - recreational skating, figure skating and hockey
Iceland became well known for the level quality of its ice surface because Frank had eliminated the rippling that often occurred with pipe floors.
Iceland has gone through many renovations since its opening in 1940 and while it celebrated its 60th birthday in 2000, its appearance is modern and its amenities are designed to appeal to today's customers.
Truman Welch was the original organist at Paramount Iceland and oversaw the various installations and moves made to the organ.
www.paramounticeland.com /history.htm   (1088 words)

  
 Iceland.is - Gateway to Iceland
Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe with an average about three inhabitants per square km.
Almost four-fifths of the country are uninhabited and mostly uninhabitable, the population being concentrated in a narrow coastal belt, valleys and the southwest corner of the country.
Iceland is closer than you think - and more fun than you ever dreamt of.
www.iceland.is   (156 words)

  
 Saving Iceland |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thus far the Icelandic government has not hesitated to use tactics such as personal threats and professional persecution against individuals who oppose its energy policies, and Icelandic environmentalists are fighting a difficult battle that they predict will not be won overnight.
Icelandic environmentalists are prepared for a battle that is certain to go on for many years.
The reason for the presence in Iceland in the summer of 2005 of a large group of protesters from the international community should be obvious in the light of globalisation.
www.savingiceland.org   (3885 words)

  
 Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the case of Iceland, horizontally there are 7 units of blue, 1 unit of white, 2 units of red, 1 unit of white, and 14 units of blue.
The traditional colours of Iceland are blue and white; to those were added red, combined showing a historical connection to Norway.
From the 16th century until 1944 Iceland was represented in the Danish national arms; until 1903 by a crowned stockfish, a dried codfish sans head, and 1903-44 by a falcon.
flagspot.net /flags/is.html   (400 words)

  
 Invest in Iceland
Iceland´s status as one of the world´s most competitive economies is confirmed in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2006.
As last year Iceland ranks number 4 globally and is in first place in Europe, outperforming the continent´s — and some of the world´s — biggest industrial nations.
Iceland's economic fundamentals are strong, and despite recent commentary Iceland is "not going down traditional routes to financial instability," Professor Mishkin of Columbia asserted in a meeting hosted by the Iceland Chamber of Commerce in New York in May.
www.invest.is   (288 words)

  
 Iceland
Iceland disputes Denmark's alignment of the Faroe Islands' fisheries median line; Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm.
Iceland unilaterally extended its territorial fishing limit from 3 to 200 nautical miles in 1972, precipitating a dispute with the UK known as the “cod wars,”; which ended in 1976 when the UK recognized the new limits.
Icelandic literature - Icelandic literature, the literature of Iceland.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107624.html   (783 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Iceland. 2395 facts and figures, stats and information on Icelandic economy, crime, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930.
Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark.
Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine.
www.nationmaster.com /country/ic   (202 words)

  
 Iceland - Scandinavica.com
Icelandic has not evolved since the 12th century and is related to the other Scandinavian languages.
What does Iceland look like: The coastline is shaped by fjords and 52% of the land is a desert of lava and ice.
Iceland is not a member of the European Union, although we are part of the European Economic Area (EEA).
www.scandinavica.com /iceland.htm   (535 words)

  
 Iceland Travel Iceland Vacations from Iceland Total
Iceland Total specializes in organizing and booking services for the individual / independent traveler who wants to enjoy Iceland.
Iceland Total is part of Iceland Travel which is the leading tour operator and travel agency in incoming tourism, conferences and incentives.
Kulusuk island is situated east of the entrance to the spectacular icefilled Ammassalik fjord, where the main settlement of the primitive Ammassalik Inuits was discovered in 1884.
www.icelandtotal.com   (344 words)

  
 Iceland: Information on travel, hotels, flights, car rentals and Icelandic websites
Iceland on the web helps you find tour operators, travel agents, hotels and car rentals offering vacations and flights to Iceland as well as Iceland´s government agencies, universities, businesses and Icelandic personal homepages in English.
Wildlife consists mostly on birds although the Icelandic waters are rich of marine mammals, such as whales and seals.
Iceland on the web gives you a short description of each region in Iceland so you can better plan your trip.
iceland.vefur.is   (533 words)

  
 Iceland Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Iceland Travel Conferences has been organizing conferences, meetings and events for decades.
Iceland Travel services are first and foremost focused on the client's needs and to keep in step with new trends we have emphasized innovation as well as adapting our products and services to meet our customers' demands.
These tours can revolve around the interests of any group and can be as long or short as the participants wish, with as many activities as they desire.
www.icelandtravel.is   (198 words)

  
 Iceland Vacation, - Travel guide to Iceland, Holiday in Iceland.
Iceland is the ideal place for taking a break and setting foot on a European outpost with an exciting, lively, and ancient — but living culture all of its own.
Iceland Complete has the way's to assist you in planning your ideal vacation in Iceland with practical information, revealing almost every single tour or activity there is to find in Iceland and the best thing you can book it online.
The Iceland top attraction for tourists are the natural phenomenas lieka waterfalls, geysers, volcanos, lava, glacier rivers and lagoons, geothermal activite and the dramatic landsacpe.
www.icelandcomplete.is   (524 words)

  
 Iceland
One of the natural attractions of Iceland is now Strokkur, another geyser 100 meters south of the old Great Geysir, now dormant, which erupts at regular intervals every 5 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 20-30 meters.
At its head lies the town which is the closest Icelandic port to the Faeroer Islands and Europe.
Known as a popular tourist resort in Iceland, Laugarvatn is a shallow lake, about 2 square km in size, full under its floor of hot springs which heat the lake so that it is warm and suitable for bathing all year round.
users.libero.it /teologico/iceland.htm   (2039 words)

  
 Iceland Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Much of Iceland's popularity is due to its natural features, which include glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes, portentous peaks and vast lava deserts.
Only about 10% of Icelanders have family names, and the government is trying to phase them out by forbidding people taking on a new family name or adopting a spouse's family name.
Icelanders use a patronymic naming system - girls take their father's name with the suffix dottir, while boys add son.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/iceland   (250 words)

  
 Iceland Express: Cheap flights to Iceland every day with Iceland's low-fare airline
Use the Extras section to create your own Icelandic bargain holiday package, with best prices for car rental from Budget, many excellent and affordable guesthouses and hotels in Reykjavik, and lots of exciting adventure tours all over Iceland.
Use the Iceland section to read our guides to Icelandic nature, bars and clubs in Reykjavik, highland adventures and wellness spots.
To Reykjavik, Iceland from London, Copenhagen and Frankfurt Hahn.
www.icelandexpress.com   (329 words)

  
 Iceland Travel - Iceland Means Adventure
Iceland adventure travel could be as simple and comfortable as being driven around by a professional guide to see things you've never seen before.
We think that the Icelandic horse is the best way to travel through this unique land, But when we go to Iceland we go as travelers using all modes of travel, and we go to check out the activities, guides and outfitters (and maybe, have a little bit of fun).
Iceland is accessible to almost anyone in moderately good health and with a sense of adventure who wants to see an incredible and unspoiled land of outstanding beauty.
www.icelandadventure.com   (546 words)

  
 Iceland Scandinavia Europe - Pictures, Travel, Sites and Maps
Iceland's Scandinavian-type economy is basically capitalistic, yet with an extensive welfare system (including generous housing subsidies), low unemployment, and remarkably even distribution of income.
In the absence of other natural resources (except for abundant geothermal power), the economy depends heavily on the fishing industry, which provides 70% of export earnings and employs 12% of the work force.
Icelandic kronur / US dollar = 76.7 (2003).
iceland.scandinavia-pictures.com   (2442 words)

  
 Vacation Iceland, Holiday Information for Reykjavik, Akureyri and other locations.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A brief history of Iceland, from the first Viking settlement in Reykjavik, the discovery of America by Leif Eiriksson in the year 1000, the writing of the Sagas in the 13th century, the emigration to North America in the last century and much more.
Culture is an introduction you to the people and the language, the Icelandic name tradition and a lot more from economy to food and nightlife.
An introduction to the tour operators who offer all kinds of tours from day tours to round Iceland tours, glacier tours, whale watching, water sports and everything in between, as well as the information to organize travel on your own.
www.travelnet.is   (571 words)

  
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Iceland, the land of the midnight sun, is becoming a favorite with those who seek adventure and freedom.
Be it nature, sagas, geology or people that interest you, Iceland is the place to go.
Iceland is one of the safest destinations in the world.
www.iww.is   (189 words)

  
 Iceland Excursions - Gray Line Iceland Tours in Iceland Travel in Iceland
Iceland Excursions VIP service specialises in customised itineraries, in addition to chauffeuring services in luxury vehicles.
Iceland Excursions - Gray Line Iceland has been in operation for 25 years and the company continues to build on its incomparable experience.
We at Iceland Excursions — Gray Line Iceland want to be at the forefront and we constantly look for new ways to improve our service to our passengers.
www.icelandexcursions.is   (292 words)

  
 Iceland Tourist Board
The Iceland Tourist Board is offering you to download some of the hottest new songs and videos from Iceland.
In Iceland the sea is normally far too cold to tempt swimmers, but at Nautholsvik a thermal beach has been created.
In our list of Tour Operators selling ICELAND you will be sure to find a company that can provide the travel arrangements you are looking for...
www.goiceland.org   (229 words)

  
 Icelandairwaves 2005
Metric are brought to the festival by Drowned in Sound who for the second year are hosting a night on the festival.
Over 130 acts will be performing on Iceland Airwaves 2006 taking place on various clubs and indoor venues in downtown Reykjavik 18-22 October.
The Iceland Airwaves festival is produced and promoted by Mr.
www.icelandairwaves.com   (415 words)

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