Iceland (i/ˈaɪslænd/; Icelandic:Ísland[ˈistlant]), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordicisland country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000km2 (40,000sqmi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Iceland has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the division between the European and North Americantectonic plates, runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. This geographic feature is prominent at the Þingvellir National Park, where the promontory creates an extraordinary natural amphitheatre. The site was the home of Iceland's parliament, the Alþing, which was first convened in 930. It is a common misconception that Þingvellir are located at the juncture between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. However, they are in fact at the juncture of the North American continental plate and a smaller plate (approx. 10,000 km2) called the Hreppar Microplate (Hreppaflekinn).
Iceland is an EP released by All About Eve in 2002. It was described mainly as a winter (rather than specifically Christmas) EP, although five out of seven of the songs do contain references to Christmas or are songs particularly connected with it.
Laufey Lín Jónsdóttir has played classical music since childhood but she never expected to become one of the world's most popular modern jazz artists ...Icelandic people are very proud of their ... "There are lots of creatives in Iceland and a lot of artists coming out of there.
This album was a continuation of the Icelandic-Chinese artist’s debut, “EverythingI KnowAbout Love,” which was released in August 2022 ... With it, she also completes the integration of jazz and classical music, one of her main signatures as a young jazz artist.
The festival will transport visitors to Iceland through a dozen free events inspired by, and in celebration of, the best of Icelandic culture ...Tickets are available on the Taste of Iceland Website ... The City of Reykjavík, in collaboration with Iceland Airwaves and KEXP, will host a free concert featuring Icelandic artists Daniel Hjalmtysson and GRÓA.
Hotel Éclat Beijing, a small luxury hotel known for its museum-quality artwork collection, launched a limited mooncake gift box featuring the artwork DreamyRabbit by Icelandic-Chinese artist Eirdís Ragnarsdóttir, on ...
His love of the windswept prairie, the glacial Fjords of his ancestral Iceland, and the power of music are imbued throughout his impressive collection of poetry ... The performance will be followed by a special viewing of the PBSPostcards documentary of the same name, along with a Q&A with the film crew and artists.
Main not only revealed an extensive and unique collection of fall and holiday decor able to meet any and all preferences, but also bags of Icelandic sheep wool. “We had an artist who has done some mural work in the area bring in her neighbor’s raw sheep wool that can be used for felting, knitting, spinning and more,” Venard said.
For a brief time in the early 1900s, scientists believed that a horse could speak German, recognize painters by their style, and do complex maths. Sometimes knowledge is a curse ... Advertisement ... With no classical art training, he could also identify artists by their works. ... Iceland Resumes Whaling In Spite Of Hopes Ban Would LastForever ... ... .
That's certainly how one can read it, but my experience of the work, which is by Icelandic artist and musician Jónsi and occupies a huge space in the museum, recalled less the inevitable underwater Anthropocene world with its sad sea sounds and scent of seaweed, and more Seattle in the middle of winter.
The first of the 10, ‘8’, was directed by Icelandic artist Rúrí, known for her political and environmental feminist activism ... In other news, the band’s bassist, Georg Hólm, recently admitted that he considered leaving Iceland after the band was accused of tax evasion.
How will future generations feel about the environment in which they are living? What are their worries and visions of the future? The quest to find answers motivated the celebrated Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and his team to create the artwork called Earth Speakr, in ...