Why Iceland is called Iceland?
Flóki Vilgerðarson was the third settler of Iceland. Before it had been called Snowland and Gardar's islet. Flóki settled on the south coast of the island's tail, which is known for it's vibrant geology and is covered in fjords (inlets from the sea with steep sides and water flowing in). Spending the winter there, in the spring Flóki saw ice drifts coming into the fjord near where he settled and decided to name it Iceland.
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A person from Iceland is called an Icelander. If a person is from Iceland they are Icelandic.
Iceland is the land of ice thats'why we called it Iceland. A fewmonths back, I had visited this place with my hubby and we enjoyeda lot with the help of discover.is.
Ãsland ------------------------- This is the correct spelling for the way the Icelanders say Iceland.....but is pronounced Is-land (as in 2 separate English words is and land ) not island like we would pronounce the word if written this way.
Officially, Iceland was discovered by the Vikings in c. 860-874 AD. But it is likely that Irish monks had been coming to the island for some time to seek isolation..
Iceland is called "Islande" (French pronounciation: "ees..." andnot "ice...") in French. It is a feminine noun.
Iceland has one of the highest standards of living in the world, and ranks second place on the Human Development Index (HDI). Iceland has an extremely advanced economy that relies on a heavy banking sector, export of the nation's extensive natural resources, energy independence. (Iceland primarily r…elies on its own geothermal energy for electricity.) (MORE)
It is beliced the first name of iceland was "thule" which usually ment " a place" or "an island" but the first documented name was Snowland
Leif Eriksson's great great great uncle Noddodd is credited with the discovery of Iceland, and Erik The Red is Leif's father, not his son.
I think you're confused here... Ireland is called the Emerald Isle, because its really green out in the countryside. This is mainly because it rains A LOT!. Iceland is called Iceland, because its cold.
"Velkomin til Ãslands" if you're talking to a group of people or a woman but it's "Velkominn til Ãslands" if it's a man you're talking to.
FlÃ³ki VilgerÃ°arson was the third settler of Iceland. Before it had been called Snowland and Gardar's islet. FlÃ³ki settled on the south coast of the island's tail, which is known for it's vibrant geology and is covered in fjords (inlets from the sea with steep sides and water flowing in). …Spending the winter there, in the spring FlÃ³ki saw ice drifts coming into the fjord near where he settled and decided to name it Iceland. (MORE)
Icelandic people when they talk to people outside of the country they might ask: HvenÃ¦r kemurÃ°u svo nÃ¦st Ã¡ klakann? which if you straightly translated means when will you next arrive on the ice cube. So icecube is the general word for it in Iceland.
everything you would have in most countries, cars, tv, music awards, schools.it has cool springs and summers, and cold winters. it has some of the best quality of life in the world, with a 99,9% literacy rate. its a bit of a windy country. it has lots of geothermal activites. volcanoes are of quite …minimal concern, but hot springs and geysers dot the country. (MORE)
I have mentioned some of the things which you can't do in Iceland.Just check these out: 1. Don't Take Pictures of Everything 2. Don't Leave a Tip 3. Don't Talk About Politics 4. Don't Complain About the Local Food 5. Don't Be Loud and Obnoxious 6. Don't Enter a Sauna or Pool Without Showering First …7. Don't Make a Big Deal Out of Local Customs A few days ago I had visited this country with my hubby. I reallyenjoyed my trip with discover.is. (MORE)
Because an emporer didnt want the vikings to go to the good lands so he called a land that is green iceland and a land of ice, greenland
It is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has awonderful topography, perhaps unequaled by any other country. Lastyear I had visited this country with the help of discover.is.
JÃ³lsvein or jÃ³lasveinar,jÃ³lasveinn is like Santa clause but JÃ³lasveinar santa clause's because in iceland there are 13 santa clauses
When vikings discovered the lands known as Iceland and Greenland today, they wanted the land for themselves. Other peoples heard about their discovery and wanted the land, too. The vikings decided to trick people by naming the cold land "Greenland" and the green land "Iceland" so people wouldn't wan…t to invade what should really be called "Greenland." :D (MORE)
Yes. Iceland has many glaciers. Glaciers cover 11% of the island which is about 11000 km2. The largest glacier, VatnajÃ¶kull is about 8100 km2 and is the largest glacier in Europe.
(Years 874-930)According to LandnÃ¡mabÃ³k, Iceland was discovered by Naddoddr, one of the first settlers on the Faroe Islands, who was sailing from Norway to the Faroe Islands, but got lost and drifted to the east coast of Iceland. Naddoddr named the country SnÃ¦land (Snowland). Swedish sailor… GarÃ°ar Svavarsson also accidentally drifted to the coast of Iceland. He discovered that the country was an island and named it GarÃ°arshÃ³lmi (literally GarÃ°ar's Islet) and stayed for the winter at HÃºsavÃk. The first Scandinavian who deliberately sailed to GarÃ°arshÃ³lmi was FlÃ³ki VilgerÃ°arson, also known as Hrafna-FlÃ³ki (Raven-FlÃ³ki). FlÃ³ki settled for one winter at BarÃ°astrÃ¶nd. It was a cold winter, and when he spotted some drift ice in the fjords he gave the island its current name, Ãsland (Iceland). (MORE)
The unit of Icelandic currency is the krÃ³na , which means crown . The plural is krÃ³nur - o ne krÃ³na, several krÃ³nur. At this writing (February 2010), the krÃ³na is worth about 1/125 of a United States Dollar and 1/200 of a Euro. A krÃ³na is technically divided into 100 a…urar , much like a dollar is divided into cents, but nobody really cares anymore. (MORE)
Yes it's a rare breed called an icelopholus major and resembles it's African counterparts but for a few minor differences like the pink spots running down it's hind legs and a unusual attraction in the animal kingdom where they are physically attracted to the same sex but only have sexual intercours…e for reproduction purposes. (MORE)
Icelandic refers to a noun that relates to Iceland. (Iceland is a country btw) For example: An Icelandic person Icelandic food Icelandic scenery Hope this Helps :D Love, Lifeislikethat
According to Landnamabok, a medieval Icelandic manuscript, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingolfur Arnarson became the first permanent Norwegian settler on the island.
When the Vikings arrived in Iceland they discovered that it held many resources and riches. They named it Iceland in order to discourage other people from settling there so that they could have it all to themselves. They named Greenland because it was barren and icy and so that people people would s…ettle there instead. Iceland is also home to Europe's biggest glacier (Vatnajokull), the Vikings might have first seen this part of Iceland and noted the ice, ergo, Iceland. Iceland was named Iceland to prevent settlers from moving there, and Greenland was named Greenland to make settler move there. (MORE)
Iceland has snowy highlands and glaciers but underneath the surfaceit's hot hot hot. Geysers, hot springs and of course volcanoes.There are many large glaciers and active volcanoes there.
Iceland is famous for its naturalbeauties like Northern Lights, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall (Goldenfalls), Faxi waterfall, Kerid, Thingvellir National Park and manymore. It is also a cold country. Before two months, I had gone toIceland with my friends. We travelled and stayed there 5 days. Onetravel… company Go to joy Iceland provided all transportationservices to us.. (MORE)
Iceland has never been in a war with another country besides in the Cod Wars (1958-1976) with the United Kingdom, however the Cod Wars weren't a direct conflict in any way. Long story short, Iceland wanted to have an area around itself that only it could fish in, Britain refused and Icelandic fisher…men starting cutting fishing lines and nets of the much bigger British fishing ships. The result of the Cod Wars was that the UK pulled out of Icelandic waters and Iceland expended it's exclusive fishery zone to 200 nautical miles. Another mention could be the Icelandic Civil War or the Age of Sturlungs (mid 13th century). Iceland had enjoyed an independent commonwealth since it was settled in 874 but recently clans had started to rise in power and rivalries started to form. This escalated into a country wide conflict that ended with the Old Covenant, a covenant that stopped the war but brought Iceland under the crown of Norway. (MORE)
Eyjafjallajokull is located 120 kilometers to the South-East of Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland.
If you mean traditional Icelandic clothes, they are similar to other Scandinavian garments, (such as Norwegian) although I heard somewhere that some traditional Icelandic clothes are black. If you mean everyday wear, it's basically regular clothes.
Eat lamb dogs! Iceland's version of the "Hot Dog" -Yum! Iceland is an adventurer traveler's dream. I highly recommendhooking up with a local tour guide company in ReykjavÃk -Iceland'sCapitol City. Recommended by Iceland's Board of Tourism isIcelandic Travel Market. Tour operators in Iceland hav…e greatinsight and activities planned out for their visitors. Consider 4x4jeep tours through rugged valleys and steep mountain passes. Ifthat is not physically challenging enough for you, there are alsohiking, skiing, and even ice climbing excursions. As far a site seeing you want to check out the famous blue lagoonwhich is Iceland's geothermal spa! Also, consider the Golden CircleTour that will take you to the largest waterfalls in Icelandconverging into one large free-fall. These are the most beautiful places in Iceland to visit: The Volcano Hekla Reynisfjara Beach The Blue Lagoon Seljavallalaug Pool Hornstrandir Nature Reserve Husey in East Iceland Thingvellir National Park Asbyrgi Canyon Beside this, you can watch the Northern Lights and ice cavingadventure is also can be good way to make your trip memorable(Discover Iceland Tours), (MORE)
The GuÃ°nasteinn Volcano from underneath the EyjafjallajÃ¶kull glacier in Iceland. It has erupted twice in 2010, on the 20th March and on the 14th April. The Icelandic President has announced due to the recent eruptions, activity is likely to stir in the Neighbouring Volcano called Katla which w…ill cause flooding and air disruption. (MORE)
It erupts larva, that's fire. When it is snowing, the snow covered the top part of the vocalno, that's ice. Gettit?
Many Icelandic people can see a sheep in Iceland. The Northwest part would then be the sheep's head, the Southwest part its legs and the east part would be the back.
You're probably thinking of the second, much larger volcano in Iceland that began showing signs that it may be about to erupt after the start of the EyjafjallajÃ¶kull eruption. That volcano is named Katla .
Most things you can do elsewhere in the world, go to the cinema,the theatre, go skiing, skating, river rafting and more..
In Icelandic your grandmother would be "amma" and your great-grandmother "langamma". One on-line translator renders it as "frÃ¡bÃ¦rt amma" and "mikill-amma".
Thousands of years ago, Iceland may have connected to parts of the European mainland so northern Europeans simply migrated to Iceland. Another theory is that Viking explorers simply settled there after discovering it.
Singular: ÃÃº (pronounced "thuu", soft th sound as in think) Plural: ÃiÃ° (pronounced "thith", first th is soft, second is hard as in the) You might also find Ã¾ig, Ã¾Ã©r and Ã¾Ãn in the singular (accusative, dative, genetive case) and ykkur and ykkar in the plural (accusat…ive and dative, genetive case). (MORE)
Ice-land [ ahys -l uh nd] -noun . 1.. a large island in the N Atlantic between Greenland and Scandinavia. 39,698 sq. mi. (102,820 sq. km).. 2.. a republic including this island and several smaller islands: formerly Danish; independent since 1944. 272,550. Capital: Reykjavik..
Everything , its so much fun in Iceland and Iceland is one of the peacefullest lands in the world , thank you for proofing that Yoko Ono :) -everything normal people do
We use Ã (AE) Ã (TH) Ã (I) Ã (Y) Ã (O) Ã (OO) Ã (E) Ã (AA) Ã (UU) and we also use this letter Ã/Ã° (Eseee?) Ã/Ã° however it can never be used in a beginning of a word, it's only used somewhere in the middle. We don't use W, Q, Z and C Allthough some people use… them in there names (MORE)
There are geysers in Iceland because there is hot, molten rock,called magma, under the ground in many places in that country. Thisheats the geysers and hot springs and drives the island's manyvolcanoes.
Hi, I am a 6th grade teacher. My class has been studying European explorers such as Cook, Cartier, Columbus, and the Vikings. The Vikings traveled to Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. The Vikings named Newfoundland Vinland. Here is a helpful link . . .
Reykjavik city. Half the nation lives there, some 150.000. It is allsoe the northern most capital of the world.
If you mean the name then before it was named Iceland it was called SnÃ¦land (Snowland (some dude saw snow in the mountains and thought it was a good idea)) Iceland was only named Iceland because someone saw some ice floating in sea when they arrived. Iceland is not covered with snow and ice and t…here for it is not an "ice" land (MORE)
Iceland is telephone country code +354, followed by the 7-digitnational number. On a mobile phone, dial in international format, beginning with+354 (including the plus symbol). Otherwise, replace the plus symbol with the US/North Americaninternational access prefix, 011.
Because there are so many Volcanoes on the Island which is also covered in Ice
Christmas is often known as 'Yule' or 'JÃ³l' in Iceland. This comesfrom the ancient Winter Solstice celebrations that wereappropriated and adapted by converts to Christianity so that theycould continue the celebration ostensibly without still beingpagan... AÃ°fangadagur - Christmas Eve / Yule E…ve Celebrations start at Iceland at 6.00pm on Yule Eve. This may havecome from old Icelandic tradition, when a new day started at 6.00pmnot midnight. Icelandic children open their presents after theevening meal on AÃ°fangadagur. This is when the Yule celebrationsreally start! JÃ³ladagur - Christmas Day / Yule Day JÃ³ladagur is usually celebrated with the extended family. The mainYule meal is 'HangikjÃ¶t', a leg of roast lamb. Sometimes 'RjÃºpa'(Rock Ptarmigan a sea bird) is also eaten. Another Yule mealspeciality is 'LaufabrauÃ°' or leaf bread. This is made of thinsheets of dough cut into delicate patterns and fried. Each familyoften has their own patterns for the LaufabrauÃ°. (MORE)
Iceland is known for having glaciers, but it is an island made fromthe continual eruptions of volcanos. About every 5 years, aneruption occurs adding to the land mass, creating geysers, and hotsprings, and providing a great contrast with the glaciers nearby.