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Iceland is one of the few places in the world where you have volcanic activity and glaciers at the same place. There are about 10 to 11% of Iceland covered with glaciers and at the same time we have over 30 active volcanoes here and many of them are located underneath the glaciers. If we have a volcanic eruption underneath a glacier there will be a lot of ice melting in a very ...

Visitors driving along the Southern Ring Road can't miss a small but beautiful village Skógar which lies just a few kilometres away off it. It's popular summer destination offering a lot to see also throughout the year. Translated into Icelandic, Skógar (pronounced [ˈskou.ar] , means forest and it has a population of 25 inhabitants living in this area between the rivers Skógá a ...

The Icelandic Yule lads are quite different from the cute, chubby, white bearded red-dressed Santa Claus who all the children of the world know. The story of the Icelandic Yule lads comes from Icelandic folklore. It’s always been a debate on their number. In one poem about them it says; “einn og átta” one and eight =9, other say one and eight =18, but today they are considered ...

There are 269 named glaciers and glacier outlets in Iceland and they cover 11% of the country’s surface. The glaciers in South Iceland, Vatnajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Eyjafjallajökull, Höfsjökull in the central highlands and Langjökull in W-Iceland play a large part in Icelandic tourism. People coming from warmer areas where the temperature never goes below zero, consider a tour ...

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