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Iceland

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 Iceland by Chad and Kurt

 

MAP

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/iceland/

 

FLAG

 

 

 

 5 SITES THAT PEOPLE CAN VISIT

 

 The swimming pool at Laugaskarð was at one time the largest in Iceland.

http://spas.about.com/library/weekly/aa060803d9.htm

 

 

 this web site tells you about lots of different things about iceland like the population and historical facts

 http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107624.html   

 

 The World Factbook

 this site can help u learn about iceland is has every major thing that happens in the world

 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ic.html

 

 Iceland on the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. this site is a site where you can find alot about a place or country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Iceland

 

 

    this site is all about the history about iceland and how it became a country

http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/voyage/subset/iceland/history.html

 

 

 

 

5 BIG HISTORICAL EVENTS

 

 

874 - 930

Settlement of Iceland, mainly from the West coast of Norway and the Viking settlements in Ireland and Scotland.

1000

Icelander Leifur Eiríksson ecomes the first European to set foot in America.
Christianity is adopted peacefully by the Althingi at Thingvellir.

1106

Founding of the episcopal seat of Holar for the northern region of Iceland.

1402

The Black Death reaches Iceland.

1537

Norway is dissolved as a state (until 1814) and becomes part of Denmark. Iceland comes directly under Danish crown.

 All of this info came from

http://www.iceland.is/history-and-culture/History/EventsCalendar/

 

 

 

5 INTERESTING FACTS

 1. Iceland is a large island in the North Atlantic close to the Arctic Circle.

 2. The landscape is wild, rugged and colourful, with black lava, red sulphur, hot blue geysers, rivers, waterfalls and green valleys.

 3. Its coastline is richly indented with bays and fjords.

 4. More than half the population lives in or around Reykjavík, the capital.

 5. Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world.

 

5 WEBSITES

 http://www.froghouse.org/~dab/Iceland/

 http://iceland.vefur.is/

http://www.iceland.org/

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/iceland/0260026644.html

http://www.government.is/

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