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.
When many of its high-street outlets closed due to Covid-19 lockdowns, sales took a dive ... Also, it has rolled out at-home delivery to 800 stores, expanded its frozen products on sale at Iceland supermarkets, and is trialling concessions in Tesco supermarkets.
D.C. singer-songwriter Bartees Strange has shared the music video for ‘Flagey God’, lifted from his 2020 album, ‘Live Forever’ ... The singer has also just announced he will be touring the album through the UK and Europe in November, which includes an appearance at IcelandAirwaves. Tickets go on sale this Friday (June 4) ... .
Tramper Technology recently installed their first tray sealing line at a plant in Reykjavik, Iceland. The order came from their new customer Mata hf., a leading company in the sales and distribution of fruit and vegetables to stores, restaurants and cafeterias in Iceland ... explains why the Icelandic company chose for this tray sealing line.
With households allowed to socialise again, shoppers appeared keen to make a good impression as sales of mouthwash, hairstyling products and shoe polish soared in recent weeks, according to new data ...Sales for 12 weeks to May 16 2021 ... But Co-op saw a heavy decline of 12.1% compared with a year ago and Iceland suffered a 5.3% drop in sales.
The return to more usual habits hit sales at local convenience stores, which fell by just over a quarter compared with last year – when the UK was in the midst of lockdown restrictions to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus ...The change in behaviour was bad news for the Co-op, Iceland and independents, where sales slid.
Iceland’s newest airline PLAY has officially launched its ticket sales today for seven destinations across Europe...Tickets have gone on sale today for PLAY’s inaugural routes ... The hotly anticipated launch of Iceland’s newest startup airline PLAY has officially begun ... Return flights depart Iceland at 15.15, arriving at Stansted at 19.25.
Photographer Isley Reust moved from Los Angeles to Iceland to follow her childhood dream and in the short 6-minute video above, explains what it’s like to live in an extremely remote village to help others decide if such a move is right for them ... Isley Reust is a photographer and filmmaker based in Isafjordur, Iceland.
The 29-year-old said she awoke one morning to realise one of her TikTok videos gained five million views and $30,000 in sales overnight. 'I never fathomed I could sell a products in Iceland or Saudi Arabia and countries we wouldn't generally target.' ... $30,000 in sales overnight.
Domino's PizzaGroup saw sales jump by nearly a fifth in its first quarter as lockdown restrictions rolled on and people's desire for home delivered food continued ...Domino's said the planned sale off its arms in Sweden and Iceland looked set to be completed in May.
Iceland, Sweden and Norway have been popular mining locations because of an abundance of geothermal, hydro and wind power ... “There could be very little excess energy in 2021 and 2022,” said Hordur Arnarson, chief executive at Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s national utility ... Iceland was the pioneer in green mining.
The UK’s biggest retailer won customers from rivals and its total sales rose by just over 7% to more than £53bn in the year to the end of February, beating City analysts’ expectations. In the UK and Ireland sales climbed 8.8% ... In the final three months of the year online groceries made up 18% of sales as fear of the virus kept shoppers at home.