Win an Icelandair Prize Pack

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Volcanoes, outdoor recreation, hot springs, a lively music scene, super quick access to 20-plus European locations (particularly Scandinavia), and more make Iceland a very cool place to have a stopover. Icelandair will be starting service from Vancouver International Airport on May 14th and to celebrate, they will be hosting a #scaVANgerhunt this week.

Win an Icelandair Prize Pack

Icelandair’s ScaVANger Hunt

Starting Thursday, April 10th, Icelandair representatives will be hitting the streets of Vancouver and surrounding areas to give away free round-trip tickets, with one pair given away each day through Saturday, April 12th. Also, throughout each day, Icelandair will be handing out additional prizes including gift certificates for travel, t-shirts, Icelandic music CDs and cool merchandise.

How can Vancouverites join the #scaVANgerhunt?
Icelandair will be providing that day’s password on Facebook and Twitter, along with clues to help find the location of each day’s tickets.

Clues will be given at various times of the day until the tickets are found. The first person to arrive at the location and reveal the password to the Icelandair representatives will win tickets for two to one of more than 20 destinations in Europe. Read full contest terms and conditions.

Photogenic and adventurous Iceland – Photo credit: Moyan Brenn on Flickr

Iceland: Svartifoss Cascade Iceland
Photogenic and adventurous Iceland – Photo credit: Victor Montol & Moyan Brenn on Flickr

Win an Icelandair Prize Pack

For the next three days, leading up to the ScaVANger Hunt contest hosted by Icelandair, I will have a Icelandair/Iceland-themed prize pack to give away. That’s three prize packs for three winners!

These prize packs — exclusively offered to Miss604 readers — include: Icelandic music CDs, Blue Lagoon body wash, Icelandair t-shirts, “50 Crazy Things to do in Iceland” book, and $100 gift vouchers for travel with Icelandair.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming a fact about Iceland (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win an @Icelandair prize pack from @YVRAirport + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at 10:00am on April 9th, April 10th, and April 11th from all entries. Follow Vancouver’s award-winning airport on Twitter along with Icelandair on Twitter for more information about the #scaVANgerhunt contest this week.

Update The first winner is Monica! Look for two more winners on Thursday and Friday.
Update The second winner is @lyteforce on Twitter!
Update The last winner is David!

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  1. NicoleTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 1:48pm PDT

    The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

  2. KristyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 1:49pm PDT

    FACT: I want to go! haha

    Really Fact: Reykjavík City, the capitol of Iceland has been designated as UNESCO City of Literature.

  3. christopheTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 1:49pm PDT

    Bjork is from Iceland.

  4. DavidTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 1:50pm PDT

    The city of Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city of the world!

  5. GenieneTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 1:51pm PDT

    In Iceland, raw puffin hearts, are considered a delicacy.

  6. Stewart RogersTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 1:55pm PDT

    The capital is Reykjavík.

  7. Megan KennedyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 2:12pm PDT

    Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

  8. GaryTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 2:25pm PDT

    Iceland is green, and greenland is icy #mightyducks

  9. matthew mTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 2:33pm PDT

    Icelanders drink more Coke per capita than any country in the world.

  10. Randy WalbergTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 3:13pm PDT

    Homes in Iceland don’t have hot water tanks. the hot water comes right out of the ground (from centralized hot water storage tanks)

  11. Cheryl McGregorTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 3:30pm PDT

    The mayor of Reykjavik is Jon Knarr, a musician and comedian

  12. JustineTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 3:54pm PDT

    The population of Iceland is 318,452.

  13. BobTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 4:11pm PDT

    The capital is Reykjavík.

  14. SamTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 4:47pm PDT

    The capital is Reykjavík.

  15. LindaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 5:12pm PDT

    Iceland has 325,671 people. It is warmed by the gulf stream and is a temperate climate.

  16. DilaraTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 5:17pm PDT

    Contrary to popular belief, Iceland is not covered in ice.

  17. A.J.Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 5:27pm PDT

    There are days in June and July where Iceland experiences 24 hours of daylight!

    Definitely on my bucketlist!

  18. RandahlTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 5:30pm PDT

    FACT- The Prime Minister of iceland is:

    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

  19. KevinTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 5:33pm PDT

    Iceland’s main airport is Keflavík International Airport, located just outside of Reykjavík.

  20. MonicaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 5:37pm PDT

    The Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland is a memorial to John Lennon and on my bucket list for my next visit!

  21. AndreTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 6:00pm PDT


  22. Tanya RTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 6:19pm PDT

    Hakarl and Brennivin are tourists must try while in Iceland…if they dare

  23. StephanieTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 6:21pm PDT

    Reykjavík hosts an annual design festival called DesignMarch

  24. Erin WTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:23pm PDT

    Iceland’s banking system failed in 2008

  25. JulianTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:27pm PDT

    Of Monsters and Men are from Iceland!

  26. CandiceTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:47pm PDT

    Iceland is one of the few places in the world to view the Northern Lights (the aurora borealis). This is one of the top things on my bucket lists to do (i even already have my hotel picked out for when i luck out to go!)

  27. Roni SzetoTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:49pm PDT

    There are no family names or surnames in Iceland (they’re mostly Danish).For the majority of Icelanders people have a last name that is comprised from their father’s (or mother’s) first name with the addition of -dóttir (-daughter) or -son.

  28. EleniTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:50pm PDT

    Icelaland is geologically active with many volcanoes!

  29. MoniqueTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:56pm PDT

    In June and July, Iceland has 24 hours of daylight

  30. kaykayTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:57pm PDT

    lots of hotsprings

  31. ShirleyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:57pm PDT

    Icelandair is the airline for Iceland.

  32. ErinTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 7:57pm PDT

    Fun fact: geothermal energy from Iceland’s volcanoes and vents captured by power stations supplies the heating for 85% of households.

  33. Donna HenningsonTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:01pm PDT

    Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

  34. SamanthaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:17pm PDT

    The Blue Lagoon is in Iceland!

  35. MarlineTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:21pm PDT

    Iceland’s currency is the krona

  36. SandraTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:23pm PDT

    Bjork is from Iceland.

  37. CourtneyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:35pm PDT

    Iceland is on my wanderlust list; I would love to win this trip. I just learned that they have 24 hours of sunlight in June & July.

  38. Elizabeth SimonTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:39pm PDT

    Bjork is from there, and the best place to get a hotdog is at a gas station!

  39. LauraTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:53pm PDT

    The energy from the volcanoes and vents supplies heating 85% of the houses in Iceland!

  40. Teresa KTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 8:57pm PDT

    Iceland is a place.

  41. Margaret KTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:06pm PDT

    No mosquitoes in Iceland.

  42. WesleyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:10pm PDT

    Sigur Ros, one of my favorite bands, is from Iceland.

  43. NeenaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:14pm PDT

    “Journey to the center of the earth” started there.

  44. Judi KjartanssonTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:19pm PDT

    Iceland has zero illiteracy .. And has the highest per captita of Scrabble game sales in the world..

  45. AmyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:20pm PDT

    Fact: I went there with my husband on our honeymoon. Best trip we’ve ever had in our 18 years of traveling together!

  46. Judi KjartanssonTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:21pm PDT

    The majority of Icelanders believe in elves and that they have magic powers

  47. DonnaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:24pm PDT

    Fun fact: I’m already booked on the inaugural flight and REALLY looking forward to it.

    Also, Iceland has very strict laws for how to name their children.

  48. Dan UdeyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:29pm PDT

    Iceland is the only country in the world with a national cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin), based off Litecoin.

  49. Lauren MulcahyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 9:54pm PDT

    Game of Thrones was filmed in Iceland.

  50. RichardTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:00pm PDT

    As Roni mentions, there are not “family names” in Iceland, so how do they sort people in the phone book? By given name. You know, I’d never actually seen an Icelandic phone book, but this post has a photo from a page:

  51. DomTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:03pm PDT

    The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

  52. JulieTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:07pm PDT

    Majority of Icelanders believe in elves

  53. LukeTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:24pm PDT

    Iceland is no. 1 on my list of places to go. I literally have a file labeled “Iceland inspiration” on my computer where I put amazing pictures of Iceland with a label of the location so I can make sure to find that spot when I visit. Fact: According to Landnámabók (the medieval Icelandic written work describing the settlement (landnám) of Iceland by the Norse in the 9th and 10th centuries) the settlement of Iceland began in AD 874 when the chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent Norse settler on the island.

  54. JanetTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:25pm PDT

    Roughly between mid-January to mid-February is the ancient month of Thorri,the time for Thorrablót, or a Thorri feast. Thorrablot was a sacrificial midwinter festival offered to the gods in pagan Iceland of the past. In today’s times, Icelanders will attend at least one Thorrablót feast, where they will gather together, eat, drink, and be merry!

  55. ReidTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:30pm PDT

    The hotdogs in Iceland are legendary. They are called Pylsur and even Bill Clinton himself thinks they are amazing. He visited a 24hr famous hot dog stand there called (if anyone can ever pronounce it) Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur.

  56. VirginiaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:30pm PDT

    Iceland became a republic in 1944.

  57. MairiTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:33pm PDT

    Iceland is an island of 103.000 km sq

  58. TanyaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:38pm PDT

    The airport code for the capital, Reykjavik is KEF.

  59. NancyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 10:56pm PDT

    Iceland is home to the very first parliamentary government. It dates back to the 10th century

  60. Mary WTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 11:02pm PDT

    Iceland is not covered in ice

  61. AmandaTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 11:11pm PDT

    Icelandic knit sweaters are called lopapaysa. 🙂

  62. cindyTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 11:18pm PDT

    It’s the best place to see the northern lights.
    One of the places that is on my bucket list!

  63. KamTuesday, April 8th, 2014 — 11:19pm PDT

    Many Icelander’s believe in elves!

  64. RebeccaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 12:08am PDT

    The Icelandic flag is red, white, and blue.

  65. TimWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 12:32am PDT

    Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

  66. SYLVIA FWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:04am PDT

    Iceland has a geothermal spa called the Blue Lagoon with natural temperatures around 37 degrees! And it’s aqua blue too.

  67. staceyg13Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:01am PDT

    great singers- BJORK need I say more

  68. LauraWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:16am PDT

    Renewable resources like geothermal and hydroelectric power provide almost all of Icelands’s power.

  69. SteveWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:16am PDT

    Iceland has no standing army (ripe for invasion!).

  70. RobertWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:17am PDT

    Keflavik former US air base.

  71. reneeWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:44am PDT

    Instead of Santa Claus, Iceland has something called the Yule Lads

  72. JennyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:51am PDT

    Iceland plants more trees per head of population than any other country

  73. Christian van RooijWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:23am PDT

    Tottenham Hotspur footballer, Gylfi Sigurðsson, is from Iceland and also plays on the national team.

  74. Radhika KhanWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:31am PDT

    During the months of June and July, Iceland has days with a full 24 hours of precious, beautiful sunlight. While you might think of a variety of things you could do with 24 hours of light in a day, a lot of people in Iceland look at it as a splendid time to catch up on their golf

  75. TomWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:35am PDT

    Chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent Norse settler on the island

  76. AshleyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:45am PDT

    Iceland’s National Flag is Blue with a red cross outlined in white.

  77. AlexWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:53am PDT

    Believe it or not, Iceland has one of the toughest Anti-Pornography Laws in the world!

  78. MarisaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:54am PDT

    Mayor of Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík, Jon Gnarr is my Facebook friend 🙂

  79. ymsWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:07am PDT

    Iceland Airwaves is one of the best music festival!

  80. Janice MeehanWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:07am PDT

    The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

  81. Jason RWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:39am PDT

    The colors of the flag are symbolic for Iceland: red is for the volcanic fires, white recalls the snow and glaciers, and blue is for the mountains in the distance.

  82. KatieWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:40am PDT

    Iceland has the most active volcano area in the world, the largest waterfall and glacier in Europe.

  83. JasonWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:46am PDT

    The last name of Icelanders is derived from their father’s first name.

  84. Pano SkrivanosWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:49am PDT

    Iceland isn’t truly an arctic country – the mainland falls short of the Arctic Circle by a few kilometers. The cross the arctic circle you’d need to travel to the island of Grimsey, which is Iceland’s only real piece of Arctic territory.

  85. christaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 10:27am PDT

    Phonebook listings are by first names and everyone is on a first name basis – no formalities like ‘Mr’, ‘Mrs’, ‘Dr’…

  86. DougWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 10:55am PDT

    Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was the world’s first openly lesbian head of government when she became Iceland’s first female prime minister on February 1, 2009

  87. Re VAWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:03am PDT

    Iceland offers great outdoor activities !

  88. WallyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:07am PDT

    Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

  89. kasandraWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:09am PDT

    Iceland is the home of the world famous blue lagoon.

  90. SzeWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:26am PDT

    The main island is 101,826 km2, but the entire country is 103,000 km2 in size.

  91. TonyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:32am PDT

    The capital is Reykjavik

  92. RhiannWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:34am PDT

    The island of Iceland has 30 active volcanic systems!

  93. HRMWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:40am PDT

    Hidden elves can delay road building in Iceland.

  94. AnneWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:41am PDT

    Iceland is11% glacial ice.

  95. AlannaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 11:46am PDT

    Instead of Santa Claus, Iceland has something called the Yule Lads. These strange lads have an interesting history because they didn’t start out as bringers of Yuletide joy; they were actually descended from trolls and were used the way parents today use the threat of taking away a video game console—to scare small children.

  96. Cody BrownWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 12:26pm PDT

    Iceland’s main industry is fishing.

  97. Margaret MilnerWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 12:38pm PDT

    I remember the day when a volcano in Iceland blew and most of the airlines flying into Europe were grounded for several days because of the volcanic ash in the air.

  98. ScottWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 1:04pm PDT

    Iceland’s signature alcoholic beverage is Brennivín

  99. Darren ParksWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 1:07pm PDT

    The only “weapon” created by Icelanders is a special fishing net line cutter used during the “Cod Wars” with the UK. It is currently on display ant the national museum.

  100. NicTWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 1:30pm PDT

    1 in 10 people in Iceland have published a book! How’s that for literacy?

  101. London CallingWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 1:32pm PDT

    National Flag
    Blue with a red cross outlined in white. 

    The colors of the flag are symbolic for Iceland: red is for the volcanic fires, white recalls the snow and glaciers, and blue is for the mountains in the distance.

  102. CeciWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 1:53pm PDT

    Iceland has the most active volcano area in the world.

  103. Jodi-AnnWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 2:15pm PDT

    During the months of June and July, Iceland has days with a full 24 hours of sunlight.

  104. michael hWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 2:37pm PDT

    Iceland’s population is 325,000

  105. DavidWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 2:39pm PDT

    The Keflavík International Airport in Iceland was built by the United States military in World War II. It was used primarily for heavy bombers but it’s built long enough to support NASA’s space shuttle.

  106. Brent BowkerWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 2:47pm PDT

    They have an abundance of hot water!

  107. veronicaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 2:52pm PDT

    I have not been to Iceland and would love to visit it. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

  108. DarcyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 2:56pm PDT

    The National Flag of Iceland is Blue with a red cross outlined in white.

  109. Suzanne KnibbsWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:01pm PDT

    Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city, with a growing population of 120,000.

  110. Cory HaasWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:05pm PDT

    Iceland’s hockey team in the “Mighty Ducks” is reeeeeeeeallly good. Also, Bjork is from there.

  111. Chris (@lyteforce)Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:07pm PDT

    The only native land mammal in Iceland is the Arctic Fox.

  112. CeciliaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:21pm PDT

    Fact: the town of Akureyri is often called Iceland’s unofficial northern capital. Also, Akureyri is near Myvatn, where you can buy “geysirbrauð”, which is bread that has been cooked under ground using the heat of the earth!

  113. Andy RobinsonWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:30pm PDT

    Iceland was the last European country to be settled—sometime during the 9th or 10th centuries when Scandanavian sailors discovered it.

  114. RoseWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:34pm PDT

    The east coast of Iceland is home to the country’s largest forest. I would love to visit Iceland.

  115. BenjaminWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:41pm PDT

    The “geographical significance” part of Þingvellir being dubbed a UNESCO site is due to the fact that this is one of only TWO places in the entire world where you can see two of the earth’s tectonic plates meeting above the earth’s surface (the other is in Africa). The North American and Eurasian plates jut up out of the ground here in Þingvellir, moving apart roughly 2 cm per year. You can even go diving/snorkeling between the plates in nearby Þingvallavatn lake.

  116. RobertWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 3:58pm PDT

    Iceland famous from there handball team!!!

  117. ElaineWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 4:16pm PDT

    Reykjavik is the capital city.

  118. JenniferWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 4:43pm PDT

    Iceland is the world’s 18th largest island

  119. GraceWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:01pm PDT

    Iceland is the home country of Bjork

  120. Lauren MulcahyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:47pm PDT

    No horses are allowed into Iceland. If an Icelandic Pony leaves it is never allowed back.

  121. Michael IsaakWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:56pm PDT

    During the months of June and July, Iceland has days with a full 24 hours of precious, beautiful sunlight.

  122. JennyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 7:59pm PDT

    You need to redefine the word fresh, as in fresh fish, after you’ve tasted the fabulous fish in Icelandic restaurant.

  123. SallyWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 8:08pm PDT

    Iceland has a list of approved names for children. Also they have a website/app so you can check if you’re accidentally dating your cousin.

  124. CameronWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:00pm PDT

    Keiko the killer whale, star of Free Willy, was from Iceland. Keiko means “lucky one” in the Japanese language. He was captured near Reyðarfjörður, Iceland in 1979 and sold to an Icelandic aquarium. Three years later he was sold to Marineland in Ontario where he first started performing, and also started showing signs of poor health. In 1985 he was sold to an amusement park (Six Flags) in Mexico City. He was the star of the movie Free Willy in 1993. Everyone please help stop the capture of whales for amusement!

  125. DanielaWednesday, April 9th, 2014 — 9:02pm PDT

    Iceland has an area of 103,000 km squared!

  126. AlexThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 12:04am PDT

    Bjork is from Iceland.

  127. LivThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 3:58am PDT

    85% of Iceland’s energy comes from renewable resources–50% of that being geothermal!

  128. HarThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 4:07am PDT

    Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is the all-time leading goal scorer for the Iceland men’s national football team with 24 goals in 78 caps.

  129. Katie BolanThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 7:10am PDT

    The capital is Reykjavík.

  130. chris scobieThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 8:19am PDT

    Iceland had the first central ‘parliament’ in the world, and it was located centrally in the country….how democratic!

  131. DaveThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 8:47am PDT

    Swedish Viking explorer Garðar Svavarsson was the first to circumnavigate Iceland in 870 and establish that it was an island.

  132. lindawwwwThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:06am PDT

    Laki, a volcano, erupted in 1783 and over one half of all livestock on Iceland were killed

  133. JeanneThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:08am PDT

    Iceland has the most daylight in June and July

  134. Jeremy R. LastThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:20am PDT

    The three colours of the Iceland flag (blue, white & red) represent water, snow & fire.

  135. Robert StefanssonThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:53am PDT

    Many people believe in Elves that live in large stones all over the country.

  136. LloydThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 11:35am PDT

    Icelanders speak on the in-breath

  137. Mike HigginsThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 12:12pm PDT

    The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík.

  138. Daniel burnsThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 12:59pm PDT

    Icelands government is made up of almost 50% females.

  139. Lindsay BomhofThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 1:01pm PDT

    Icelanders consume more cokacola per capita than any other place in the world

  140. SabrinaThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 1:07pm PDT

    Bjork is from Iceland

  141. RebeccaThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 2:05pm PDT

    Knitting is a big thing in Iceland (fact!), and so, I must go to there.

  142. CarolineThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 2:06pm PDT

    Pound for pound, Icelandic horses are the strongest breed of equine in the world and can carry up to 300lbs even though they are relatively small. Also, if an Icelandic horse is bred outside of Iceland, it is not considered a true Icelandic horse, making the breed the purest in the world.

  143. robert adieThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 2:12pm PDT

    1) My Canadian grandfather had a great Icelandic name: Sigurjon Ingvar Sigurdson.

    2) In 1980, Iceland became the first country to elect a women president. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was in power for 16 years!

  144. CaresseThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 2:30pm PDT

    They eat fermented shark!

  145. valerieThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 2:44pm PDT

    Iceland has a rather vile drink called Brennivin. Brennivin is a sort of schnapps distilled from potatoes.

  146. Alex GarnerThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 3:02pm PDT

    Raw Puffin Heart is a delicacy in Iceland.

  147. StephThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 3:59pm PDT

    A 1995 report claims that 70% of the people in Iceland believe elves exist there!

  148. Mike GismondiThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 4:52pm PDT

    They use geothermal powering iceland

  149. Angela GriffinThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 4:54pm PDT

    There are wonderful hot springs there.

  150. wenxiaoThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 6:36pm PDT

    The Country. Iceland is an island of 103.000 km2 (39,756 sq.miles), about one-third larger than Scotland or Ireland

  151. LindaThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 8:17pm PDT

    Almost half of Iceland’s government are females. Amazing!

  152. KittyPrideThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 8:51pm PDT

    During the months of June and July, Iceland has days with a full 24 hours sunlight

  153. LyndseyThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 8:51pm PDT

    MY friend lived there on exchange. They served him an entire goat head on a large plate for dinner. Apparently, it is quite an ordinary part of their diet.

  154. ChristineThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 9:14pm PDT

    Reykjavík is the capital city!

  155. Sheila HThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 9:33pm PDT

    The capital city of Iceland is Reykjavík.

  156. Iris @muckymooThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:04pm PDT

    Geothermal power provides cheap electricity of the residents of Iceland.

  157. Dennis L.Thursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:36pm PDT

    Fact #1 – For the scenes that involve The Wall in Game of Thrones, Iceland is setting.

    Fact #2 – Bjork is from Iceland

  158. KarenThursday, April 10th, 2014 — 10:51pm PDT

    The dairy product Skyr is one of the most popular foods in Iceland

  159. marie angelique balmoriFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 12:21am PDT

    Skyr is a popular snack in iceland

  160. Paul WFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 12:45am PDT

    Around 11% of Iceland is covered in glacial ice.

  161. BronwynFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 2:00am PDT

    Daylight saving time is not observed in iceland.

  162. Morgan BFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 2:17am PDT

    The red in the Icelandic flag symbolizes the volcanic fires of Iceland.

  163. Andy C.Friday, April 11th, 2014 — 7:00am PDT

    Iceland was named Iceland to fool people into not going there and going instead to Greenland which is icy (for now). Also, this is true, everyone who worked at Keflavik Airport in 1999 was blonde… everyone.

  164. HollyFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 8:52am PDT

    Bam Margera and his wife got married onstage in Iceland.

  165. MickyFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 10:47am PDT

    jon gnarr is the mayor of Reykjavík and he created the Best Party.

  166. JacquiFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 11:11am PDT

    Many people from Iceland believe in Elves.

  167. RamonaFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 12:19pm PDT

    Many Icelanders believe in elves. Certain roads have been re-routed to avoid disturbing areas where elves are thought to live.

  168. JLowFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 3:21pm PDT

    The first ever hydro electric dam was built in Iceland.

  169. CholoFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 3:28pm PDT

    Iceland hosted the world chess championship the year that Bobbi Fischer won.

  170. KatFriday, April 11th, 2014 — 8:10pm PDT

    Fact: I’m Icelandic! Also, Iceland is considered the most peaceful country in the world, as the Nordic island has no standing army. It’s also one of the most progressive nations on the planet.

  171. ShaunSaturday, April 12th, 2014 — 9:02am PDT

    Fact: Icelanders are hot dog mad.

    Also this:

  172. KateSaturday, April 12th, 2014 — 11:50am PDT

    Iceland is the only landmass where the Mid-Atlantic ridge crosses.

  173. VivianSaturday, April 12th, 2014 — 2:48pm PDT

    Reykjavík is the capital

  174. DebbieSaturday, April 12th, 2014 — 8:16pm PDT

    It’s a land of hot springs.

  175. Jason KlattMonday, April 14th, 2014 — 7:53am PDT

    One fact is that it’s on my bucket list to visit. Another one would be that Reykjavík is the capital of it.

  176. vincent chenMonday, April 21st, 2014 — 2:20pm PDT

    Reykjavík is the capital

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