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.
Across the gallery, one sees -- “Ratljóst” -- a series of four moody photos of sparse Icelandic winterscapes as darkness descends, lending them an unsettling aura ... “Ratljóst is a uniquely Icelandic word that loosely translates, ‘only enough light to find one's way,’” writes Matthew Hamon in his artistic statement ... It unites the artists.
Ever dreamed of hanging artworks by leading artists around your home? Well now you can for free, thanks to augmented reality or AR as it is known ... Danish-Icelandic artist Eliasson said ... Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno is using augmented reality to encourage people to tackle their fears by letting a giant spider loose in their homes.
The artist Charles Gaines put it better than anyone ... Gaines is one of eight artists interviewed for the second series of A brush with…, where each was asked ... And the writers and poets are absorbed into the artists’ work in distinct ways ... The Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson picked two distinct classics with some shared themes.
... artists from all over the world including NinaChanel Abney, Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Alicja Kwade, and others ... That experience, an augmented reality smartphone app that enables you to view the first augmented reality artwork by the Icelandic artist and curator, received 3 stars.
... artist Danielle Galietti’s walks around her neighborhood, but she chose to see it as an opportunity ... Artist Danielle Galietti of North Adams ... Galietti said the germ of the idea came from an artist’s residency she did in a small village on the north shore of Iceland a few years ago.
Contemporary artist Roni Horn first visited Iceland in 1975 at the age of 19, and since then, the island’s treeless expanse has had an enduring hold on Horn’s creative work ... essays, IslandZombie distills the artist’s lifelong experience of Iceland’s natural environment.
Daði Freyr has begun 2021 by sharing an uplifting new single – watch the video for ‘Feel The Love’, a collaboration with fellow Icelandic singer ÁSDÍS, below ... ‘Feel The Love’ is the second collaboration between the two Icelandic artists after they released the track ‘Náum Aðeins Andanum‘ last year.
All is not lost, however, thanks to Iceland... The free virtual event, which starts at 23.35 GMT and will count down to the new year, will see popular music artists Sigur Ros and Kaleo, among other Icelandic celebrities, transformed into avatars for the night ... Iceland has long been a ...