Iceland is a European country with several interesting facts. It is the youngest island in Europe and is only 20 million years old. The island is located near the Arctic Circle, between Greenland and the European mainland. The country is also one of the populated countries in Europe. Reykjavik is the capital city of the country where nearly 40% of the country’s population lives.
Iceland is also one of the best places to see Northern Lights. The sky of Iceland in the night is filled with dancing and moving lights of green, blue, violet and many other colors. No one can describe the beauty of Northern Lights in words and you will have to see personally to experience the beautiful natural phenomena.
Why is Iceland called the “land of fire and ice”?
Now come to the actual point of this article. Why the country is also known as “The Land Of Ice And Fire”?
Iceland is one of the coldest countries in the world. A bigger part of the country is covered by glaciers. So, you know why it should be called the land of Ice. But the fire is also there. The country is the home to more than 200 volcanos of whom about more than half are active. So, the country has a mixture of ice and fire. That’s the reason we also call Iceland “The Land of Ice and Fire.”
The mix of ice and fire seems to be an extreme contrast but it exists here in Iceland. You can see that in the photo I added above.
Iceland is also one of the safest countries in the world. The crime rate is extremely low and cops mostly don’t carry weapons. The country also takes care of nature and 85% of this country’s energy comes from renewable sources.
If you are a fan of the famous TV series ‘Game of Thrones,’ you should know that various scenes of the TV series were shot on remarkable locations of Iceland.
Iceland is an interesting country that you should add in your bucket list. The country has several beautiful things to experience.