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.
But when Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson clapped his gloves together in preparation to face a penalty from Lionel Messi, this was not a plot dreamed up by a bigwig director ... But at that time, the local club I was playing for [Leiknir Reykjavik] were in Iceland’s third division ... Before that, no Iceland team had ever reached the play-offs.
Three companies have joined the team considering the development of a green energy park in Reydarfjordur, Iceland, it was announced on Wednesday. Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Iceland’s national power company ...
Iceland/Getty) ... Iceland has just launched a cheese board bath rack so this dream can become a reality ... Iceland’s research team found that the bathtub is the perfect place to experience new cheeses ... The CheeseBoardBathRack costs £10 exclusively on the Iceland website.
“She came to this football club, England is a difficult country to come to, it’s already an amazing team, and she’s taken us to an even higher level because her standards day in and day out are what every young person should look up to ...InsteadHayes’s team restored their lead after an hour.
Morgunblaðið’s sources report that the coach of the Icelandic men’s national soccer team, Arnar Þór Viðarsson, was unable to select all the players he wanted to be on the team for recent games against Armenia and Liechtenstein... .
A team packed with ... That England team also had a more progressive central midfield, an experiment seen for the final time in the 4-0 dead rubber NationsLeague defeat of Iceland, an intriguing little glimpse of an England team that might have taken the field at last summer’s Euros.
“We have the quality but we also have to grow together as a team and we have to use every available training session to do that ... “The last few games have shown what kind of quality there is in our team,” scorer Kai Havertz said ... Iceland remain second from bottom of the six-team group on eight points with two games left.
Nine minutes later Sveinn teed Andri up to fire home the fourth and final goal of the game but, despite the result and the family's joy, Iceland remain second from bottom of the six-team group on eight points with two games left ... than any other player from a European team.
</p>Nine minutes later Sveinn teed Andri up to fire home the fourth and final goal of the game but, despite the result and the family's joy, Iceland remain second from bottom of the six-team group on eight points with two games ...
In October 2016, enthusiasm for the England team was at an all-time low ...Iceland and the night of misery in Nice that June was still fresh ... England were in a mess in 2016 having been humiliated by Iceland in defeat at the Euros ... Southgate's first game in charge of the national team came at Wembley against Malta.
"Realistically I know I don't have much of a chance to make the Argentina national team,” Zelarayan said through a club interpreter ... “Being able to play against teams like Iceland and Germany I think that's going to make me a better player and in the long term is going to help me.”.