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Iceland: Island country in the North Atlantic
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 364,134 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavik 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, and 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 keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a polar climate.

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Iceland's incumbent president expected to win second term [Video]

Iceland's incumbent president expected to win second term

Iceland's incumbent president expected to win second term

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With Eurovision canceled, Netflix offers fans a Will Ferrell comedy [Video]

With Eurovision canceled, Netflix offers fans a Will Ferrell comedy

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing cancellation of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, actors Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams hope fans can get their fix by watching their madcap Netflix comedy..

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Anonymous re-emerges from the shadows [Video]

Anonymous re-emerges from the shadows

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Stargaze From Bed In These Cozy Glass Cabins In The Icelandic Countryside [Video]

Stargaze From Bed In These Cozy Glass Cabins In The Icelandic Countryside

These tiny glass cabins located in remote iceland take stargazing to the next level. Situated just outside of Reykjavik, ÖÖD has nestled two luxurious glass cabins into the spectacular nordic..

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Coronavirus and tourism: Iceland pitches for post-lockdown visitors [Video]

Coronavirus and tourism: Iceland pitches for post-lockdown visitors

Coronavirus and tourism: Iceland pitches for post-lockdown visitors

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