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.
By his early twenties, Gudnason had become enamoured with the Icelandic artists Haukur and Hörður Harðarson, twin brothers known for their works incorporating sculpture, movement and martial arts ... Not long after this, he left Iceland for good ... Nelson didn’t know for sure why Gudnason had left Iceland, but he had a theory.
Elsewhere in Iceland, there are other hot springs to try ... Iceland’s traditional glit pottery (also known as lava ceramics) is a perfect example of this ... The museum is dedicated to the work of WestIcelandic artist, Ásmundur Sveinsson, and there are over 30 sculptures to view in the gardens of the museum, which was once the artists’ home and studio.
IcelandAirwaves festival has added nearly 30 new acts to its 2021 edition, including Arlo Parks and Bartees Strange... Iceland Airwaves’ Live From Reykjavík review ... The likes of Metronomy, Daði Freyr and Dry Cleaning were announced to be playing the festival last year, and more artists have now joined the line-up.
One of the most interesting festivals every year is IcelandAirwaves... As usual, the tastemaking festival features a nice blend of international and Icelandic artists, including two of our favorites with Arlo Parks and Bartees Strange, who featured very prominently on our best of 2020 albums and songs lists.
The non-profit organisation Little Sun, a climate-conscious initiative founded by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineer Frederik Ottesen, is commemorating Earth Day today with the launch of a campaign to raise awareness around the environmental crisis and solar-powered solutions.
a new site-specific installation called Life by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The artist has removed one side of the Renzo Piano-designed building (with the architect’s blessing) and let the feature pond—usually separated from the climate-controlled interior by a large glass wall—into the museum.
... of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera! Join co-founders Ali Kenner Brodsky and Andy Russ to watch a diverse collection of thought-provoking international films by artists from Canada, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, and the United States.
Among the 2,300 people living in this harbor town perched on Iceland’s northern coast, Orlygsson may be the highest-profile fan of FireSaga... The pair – who are “probably not” brother and sister – are selected by default to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest after a ship carrying more prominent Icelandic singers explodes.
Among the 2,300 people living in this harbour town perched on Iceland’s northern coast, Orlygsson may be the highest-profile fan of FireSaga... The pair – who are “probably not” brother and sister – are selected by default to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest after a ship carrying more prominent Icelandic singers explodes.