Country number: 49
Territory number: 54
When? February 1999
How? Bus, snowmobile
Who? With Neil
‘If ever I hear again of any lapse from a proper standard of infantile decorum, I shall ask for your transference to a Sub-Centre–preferably to Iceland. Good morning.’
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Iceland was one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans
Most of the population of Iceland (over 60%) lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power
There is a volcanic eruption every 4 years on average.
There are no surnames or family names in Iceland – Icelanders use the traditional Nordic naming system, which includes a last name that is comprised from their father’s (or mother’s) first name with the addition of -dóttir (-daughter) or -son. First names not previously used in Iceland must be approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee.
Consumption of Coca–Cola per capita is higher than in any other country.
A majority of Icelanders believe in elves.
To see more of my photos of Iceland, visit this page.