Top 10 Facts About Iceland


Here are my top 10 facts about Iceland that I learnt during my recent trip...

  • More than 60% of the population live in the capital city Reykjavik.

  • Iceland was the last place on earth to be settled by humans.

  • Many Icelandic people believe in elves and trolls.

  • Beer was banned in Iceland until 1989.

  • The unique Icelandic language includes over 100 words for wind!

  • There's no McDonalds!

  • The country has no trains or railway system.

  • Icelanders publish more books per capita than any other nation in the world.

  • The longest word found in Icelandic is: vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúraútidyralyklakippuhringur

  • The country’s only international airport sits in the middle of a lava field.


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