Make the most of our Icelandic adventure by learning about our destination and the significant differences the country has to the UK.
Here are some interesting facts that you may, or may not, know about Iceland…
- Iceland has a population of only 320,000 people.
- Examples of traditional Icelandic food include puffins, whale, lots of fish and seafood and skyr which is like yoghurt but is actually soft cheese. Icelandic food has not changed particularly over the years and the foods listed above are still commonly eaten today.
- Iceland has no army.
- Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index.
- Currently, 1000 Icelandic Krona is worth just over 5 British Pounds.
- Iceland generates almost all of its electricity using geothermal and hydroelectric power which are renewable energy sources.
- Icelandic people are largely descended form Celtic settlers and Vikings.
- The language in Iceland is Icelandic yet English is widely spoken and understood.
- Iceland is located at the tectonic plate boundary of the North American plate and the Eurasian plate which are moving away from one another- resulting in lots of volcanic activity in Iceland.