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7 Things To Know About Iceland

  1. Smaller than Pennsylvania, Iceland has a total area of 103,000 square kilometers. 
  2. In the past 500 years, roughly one third of the Earth's total lava flow has poured out of the volcanoes of Iceland. 
  3. Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Iceland covers an area equal to the combined total area of all the glaciers on the continent of Europe.
  4. Iceland contains more hot springs than any other country in the world.
  5. Nearly 10% of Iceland's total area is covered in glacier ice. 
  6. Almost all the homes and buildings are heated geothermally from natural hot springs and geysers.
  7. Approximately one tenth of Iceland is covered in cooled lava.