It has Viking Ties

Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway at some point during the 800s. This reality makes Iceland a genuinely “youthful” country with regards to settlement, and furthermore adds to its unmistakable social foundation. The Icelandic ponies in the nation today are novel in the way that they are immediate relatives from the ponies the Vikings originally brought over from territory Europe. 

It is home to Europe’s first every parliament family

Iceland is home to the absolute first parliament grounds in Europe. In the year 930 AD, the principal Parliament met in Iceland in what is today Þingvellir National Park. The site has since been named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in light of its social, authentic, and geological importance. 

The “topographical importance” some portion of Þingvellir being named an UNESCO site is because of the way that this is one of just TWO spots in the whole existence where you can see two of the world’s structural plates meeting over the world’s surface (the other is in Africa). The North American and Eurasian plates stick up out of the ground here in Þingvellir, moving separated approximately 2 cm each year. 

It has a lot of volcanoes

Since it’s situated on the Mid-Atlantic edge, Iceland is an extraordinarily dynamic nation topographically. There are in excess of 125 volcanic mountains in the country, a small bunch of which are still dynamic, and another small bunch that could without much of a stretch stir and become dynamic as the nation changes and develops. 

It is home to the most popular hotsprings for all 

Due to all the volcanic action going on underneath Iceland, the nation is loaded up with geothermal movement – and underground aquifers. 

It is home to the world’s amazing glacier display

Shockingly, another enormous part of Iceland (11%) is canvassed in icy masses. Ice sheets are answerable for cutting out everything in Iceland that hasn’t been formed by magma and tremors, making for a scene more exceptional than some other country. 

While it’s quite obvious many people don’t realize Iceland actually has no forest

Iceland was framed by some beautiful unforgiving marvels: volcanoes and icy masses. A significant part of the nation was cut out by sluggish icy masses, biting up the land and gouging profound valleys into it. 

Be that as it may, in spite of mainstream thinking, trees DO fill in Iceland. In any case, when the Vikings showed up, they forested the poo out of it, chopping down practically all the local braid in the country. Today, reforestation is being endeavored, yet you’ll in any case certainly notice the absence of backwoods when you visit.

Iceland is incredibly beautiful. Strange enough, Iceland is very green while Greenland is mostly ice. Big thanks to our neighbors, Dave and Terri for telling us about this incredible vacation spot. We met them at an auto-show in Colorado and became friends over the years. When we decided to go into business together and start our own wrecker business in the mile high city ( All 4 of us are active in the business, still remain good friends almost a decade later, and still travel together. This is one spot we certainly recommend.

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