Iceland (i/ˈaɪslænd/; Icelandic:Ísland[ˈistlant]), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordicisland country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000km2 (40,000sqmi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are 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, while 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 just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Iceland has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the division between the European and North Americantectonic plates, runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. This geographic feature is prominent at the Þingvellir National Park, where the promontory creates an extraordinary natural amphitheatre. The site was the home of Iceland's parliament, the Alþing, which was first convened in 930. It is a common misconception that Þingvellir are located at the juncture between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. However, they are in fact at the juncture of the North American continental plate and a smaller plate (approx. 10,000 km2) called the Hreppar Microplate (Hreppaflekinn).
Iceland is an EP released by All About Eve in 2002. It was described mainly as a winter (rather than specifically Christmas) EP, although five out of seven of the songs do contain references to Christmas or are songs particularly connected with it.
20 (Xinhua) -- An international team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently used Iceland as a stand-in for Venus to test radar technologies that will help uncover the planet's ground truth ... "Its geological similarities make Iceland an excellent place to study Venus on Earth, helping the science team prepare for Venus.".
and I was told I made it to the national team ... “It’s been a crazy journey,” she said of her first national team call-up since her U-17 days. Vignola’s professional journey began in Iceland of all places ... “Iceland, it was kind of a shock,” she said ... In June, Vignola was selected to the NWSL Team of the Month.
"Its geological similarities make Iceland an excellent place to study Venus on Earth, helping the science team prepare for Venus." ... By observing the surface in both bands in Iceland, the science team will refine computer algorithms that will help VERITAS identify surface changes on Venus that have occurred since Magellan's mission.
We've always called our Iceland store teams 'frontline colleagues' because they are our first point of contact with the public ...Obviously it is the issue of staff safety about which I feel most strongly ... An Iceland security guard confronts a shoplifter inside a store in Ilford, London ... Mr Walker in an Iceland store with the Princess of Wales ... .
“We had a good camp during which we also played four practice matches against local teams,” Kristjansson, 51, who played as a centre-back for his native Iceland from 1993 to 2003, told the GDN last night ... “They’re a very strong team, they’re working very hard in training and always try their best in competitions.
AFP, BARCELONA, Spain...Portugal lead the Group J standings, five points clear of Slovakia in second place, whom they beat in Bratislava on Friday ... Against Slovakia we played a game that was not at the level this team [can offer].”. In other matches in the group, Slovakia beat Liechtenstein 3-0 and Iceland defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 ... .
If we’re talking about world‑class players in their position in our team then he’s probably one of them ...Walker’s England career looked to be over when he spent 15 months out of the team after the NationsLeague finals in June 2019. When he returned against Iceland in September 2020, he was sent off and suggested he really could be done.
"We are thrilled to continue to support and invest in IcelandicGlacial," said Dan Worrell, Managing Director at BlackRock US PrivateCredit and Icelandic Glacial board member, "We look forward to continuing to work with the management team and our new partners to execute and grow Icelandic Glacial into a global water brand.".
Shelbourne 0-2 Glasgow City... The Reds went into the game looking to repeat last season's run to the final of the qualifying tournament, which they lost 1-0 to Icelandic outfit Valur. Shelbourne had no fear of a Glasgow team that made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League just three years ago ... Glasgow City ... Shelbourne ... Referee.
Although Ireland’s squad could not hold a proper training session due to a fungus on the pitch, that did not deter the locals who joined the players in doing the VikingThunder Clap, which was made famous by the Iceland football team during Euro 2016.