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The Land of Fire and Ice
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What is the name of the Norwegian who is recognised as the first settler in Iceland?
Eirik the Red
The amazing Hallgrimskirkja parish church stands above the city of Reykjavik. In which century was it constructed?
What is the currency in Iceland?
On 17 June 1944, Iceland proclaimed its independence and finally broke away from which country?
Many Icelandic place names end in "-foss". What natural feature would you expect to find in these places?
A thermal spring
Iceland has about 18 "active" volcanoes - that is to say, volcanoes which have erupted since the land was settled in 871 AD (+/-2). The one called Eyjafjallajokull erupted in 2010. Its name does not actually mean volcano; what does "jokull" mean?
"Blßa Lˇni" is a popular tourist attraction on the Reykjanes Peninsula. What could you expect to do there?
The native puffin is a familiar sight around Iceland; where would you most likely see one in the centre of Reykjavik?
On the menu
In the zoo
In the park
On a plinth in the main square (a statue)
Near the car park at the top of the trail leading up the Volcano Laki, there is a small triangular-shaped wooden building; what is it?
A weather station
A mountain shelter
The modern church at KirkjubŠjarklaustur is dedicated to the memory of Pastor Jon SteingrÝmsson (1728- 1791). What did he do to merit this recognition?
Saved the lives of the nuns in the convent in flames by ringing the church bell to waken them.
Preached a sermon which is reputed to have stopped the flow of lava which threatened to engulf the village.
Made the dangerous crossing of the flooded "land between the two rivers" to get a wounded child to the doctor.
Lit a lamp in the church tower to prevent a ship being wrecked on the nearby rocks.
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