Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Iceland

Iceland seems to be a popular subject on Pinterest. This is undoubtedly due to its stunning geography and, of course, the Northern Lights mentioned earlier in the challenge. Here are a few interesting facts about Iceland:

1. In the summer, Iceland has almost 24 hours of sunlight. In the winter, it's rare for inhabitants to see the sun at all.

2. Icelandic children start learning both Danish and English at the age of eleven.

3. Some sources indicate that there are no dialects in the Icelandic language, but that isn't quite true; there are a few dialects.

4. Vatnajökull Glacier is the largest glacier in Europe.

5. The city Keflavík is pronounced Keblavik. This is because of the Icelandic language rule stating that the letter "F" sounds like a "B" when followed by an "L."

I've pinned many images of Iceland on my Nature's Beauty pinboard. In addition, I've found many boards dedicated to the country. Here are a few of them:

Design & Things - Photogenic Iceland

Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Iceland

Katherine Lumb - Reasons to Visit Iceland

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4 comments:

Nicki Ivey said...

Wow, I think I've just made it to three of your blogs in a row! Iceland does seem to be a very attractive location. And having three languages under your belt certainly can never hurt!

Just another A to Z Challenger stopping by...

Eliza Wynn said...

You did, Nicki! I saw you at all three! Thanks for stopping by!

Medeia Sharif said...

I find Iceland fascinating. I'd love to visit the country one day.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I would love to have the opportunity to visit and photograph Iceland!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z