18 facts of Iceland | Strange and Interesting mind blowing facts.

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  • Unlike most of the beaches around the world In Iceland they have a black beach.

black beach of Iceland

  • There are no forests in Iceland.

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  • Hot spring in Iceland is famous for their healing properties having lots of good minerals that are great for your skin.

women relaxing in hot spring

 

  • It is believed byIcelanders to have the possibility of the existence of Invisible Elves have magical capabilities and they’re immortal, and a number of them possess restoration powers which can heal any wound and leave no scars.

Immortal Elves of Iceland

  • 1,000-year-old texts are still easily read In Iceland, The Icelandic language remains unchanged from ancient Norse

language

  • Game of thrones was filmed there; in fact the TV series is partly responsible for the rise in Iceland tourism from 2015 and 16. Also the tourist is vying to see for themselves the location of the Bryans and the hound’s epic fight and what lies beyond the north of the wall.

Game of Thrones jhon snow shooting in Iceland

  • In the summer, sun barely sets. Island is close to Arctic Circle which creates other amazing phenomena. Between June and august people can experience the midnight sun. The dark time last around 3 hours a day. It also had a flip side in winter you usually have 3 to 4 hours of day time. At 43.5 hours per week, they have the longest work week in Europe.

midnight sun in Iceland

  • There is a penis museum in Reykjavik. It contains a collection of penises from over 200 different mammals, including from a man.

penis museum in Iceland

  • Iceland had the first democratically elected female and openly gay Prime Minister in 2009

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  • The Icelanders do not need to pay school fees as all schooling is free

School of Iceland

  • NASA and Armstrong also came here to train for their moon landing because Iceland lava looks so much like a moon.

Moon Landing training

  • Mosquitoes do not exist in Iceland.

Mosquito

  • Iceland does not have any defense force whether it is army, navy or air force.

defense force

  • The Icelandic police don’t carry guns. Crime in Iceland is very low and violent crime is practically nonexistent.

iceland police

  • The English word “geyser” comes from the name of the great geyser, Geysir in Haukadalur, South Iceland.

Geysir in Haukadalur

  • It was rumored that Iceland offers $5000 to marry their women. What’s a girl to do when she is on a date and the man turn out to be her cousin. That’s a reality for lot of people in Iceland because of low population. They even invented an app that stop them sleeping with the close relatives using genially as a reference point. It’s no wonder that the following news spread like a wild fire the country was welcoming foreign man for the purpose of starting a family with Icelandic women for 5000$ a month. Later it turns out to be a Hokes started by some website and most slightly all the beautiful women’s in the Iceland don’t need any help with that department.

womens of Iceland

  • There is no railway system of any sort in Iceland.

Railway

  • Most Icelanders do not have a family name or surname; they take on their father’s name. So if the father is called Jakob, the daughter is given a first name for example Eva and then the father’s name with an added –sdottir and is then called Jakobsdottir (Jakob’s daughter), so we would call her: Eva Jakobsdottir. For sons they just add –sson: which would make the boy called Adam Jakobsson.

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