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Iceland

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My second card from Iceland! Very cool! Thank you Jariya!

Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík 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, while 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 still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having atundra climate.

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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.

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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Look! Look!!! My first postcard from Iceland! Isn’t that just awesome?! I love it! Thank you Janina! I just recently started to penpal with Janina in Iceland, so I hope I can show more cards from her in the future!

This card shows the region Landmannalaugar in the south part of Iceland right next to a volcano and lots of hot springs. It is also a very famous spot for tourists, because of the nice landscape.

I think it is just an awesome card and I love it!

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