True to its name, Iceland is shown here covered in a white blanket of ice and snow. Low layers of clouds float over the Greenland Sea (left) and the Atlantic Ocean (bottom). Iceland’s southern, low-lying coastlines are greyish-tan, while the rest of the island remains pristine white.
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Snæfellsjökull is a strato volcano with a glacier on its top. It is situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. The mountain is one of the most famous sights of Iceland, primarily due to the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), written by the French author Jules Verne, in which the protagonists find the entrance to a passage l...
Keflavík Airport Iceland was constructed by the Americans during World War II for military purposes and inaugurated on the 24 March 1943. The airport played a major role for the allies and is situated on the Reykjanes peninsula 50 kilometers south-west from Reykjavík the Capital.
The airport area is approximately 25 square kilometers, the runway system comprises of 4 runw...
Keiko was captured near Iceland in 1979 and sold to the Icelandic aquarium in Hafnarfjörður. Three years later, he was sold to Marineland in Ontario, where he first started performing for the public and developed skin lesions indicative of poor health. He was then sold to Reino Aventura, (now named Six Flags Mexico) an amusement park in Mexico City, in 1985.
The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Project, named after Mount Kárahnjúkur, is located in Iceland. It is a hydropower dam project with a reservoir, 60km of underground watertunnels, a large turbine cavern inside a mountain, and power lines to an aluminium smelter.
The project involved damming two rivers in eastern Iceland—the Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, source to the Lagarfljót lake, and the Jök...
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