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    Iceland

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    our luggage into the rental car at Keflavik Airport. We'd just landed in Iceland, and already we were silenced by the landscape. "It looks even more amazing in person!," Josh said as we took it all in. Since we met during at a gathering at an old friends' house, Josh and I had dreamed to traveled extensively through the world together, from the canals of Venice and Amsterdam to the mountains of Austria and Italy, but Iceland was our main place of excitement to visit. The surrounding lava field

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    The Formation of Iceland

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    tasty,” (Angler.is). Out of all of the rivers in Iceland, the Thjorsa River is the largest, ranging approximately143 miles (230 km). “On its way southward, Thjorsa passes a lava field named after the river,” (Board). This river is best known for its fishing experiences for it has an abundant amount of fish including: “salmon, trout, tar, salmon trout, stickleback, eel, and the European Flounder” (Board). Known for being the largest inherent lake in Iceland, Lake Thingvallavatn expands to a superlative

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    Research Paper On Iceland

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    Introduction Fire and ice. Midnight summer sun and dusk noon winter. The Republic of Iceland, if not at least, is a country of sharp contrasts. A Nordic island country located between the North Atlantic and Artic Ocean, Iceland is about 40,000 sq. mi. (roughly the size of Kentucky) and has a population of around 320,000 people. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavik which is 30 miles from its main international airport, Keflavik International Airport. It is located five hours from New York

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    Most People think Iceland is nothing but a big iceberg. In reality is has a vast amount of forest and greens fields. Iceland’s oceans have the icebergs and glaciers. Iceland is also known as the Republic of Iceland. Iceland’s people are loyal to their country and have a deep sense of community in their country. The Culture in Iceland is “Icelandic is a Germanic language related to Norwegian. Medieval Icelandic, the language of the historical-literary tradition, sometimes is called Old Norse” (Culture

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    It wasn't until Lutheranism was firmly in place, that Catholicism was outlawed by Icelandic law and outlawed to the point that for more than three centuries no Catholic priest was permitted to even set foot on Iceland. To help convert the Norse to Christian ways, many pre-existing Norse practices and customs were converted into Christian practices, such as the Christening of a child. When a child was born, there was a great deal of ceremony conducted by the Norse. For example, a newly born infant

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    A Fictional Account of Early Iceland "The origin and evolution of saga writing in Iceland are largely matters for speculation. A common pastime on Icelandic farms, from the 12th century down to modern times, was the reading aloud of stories to entertain the household, known as sagnaskemmtun ("saga entertainment"). It seems to have replaced the traditional art of storytelling" (Hermann Palsson, pg. 1). Njal's Saga uses Old Icelandic writing convention and historical data to give a fictional

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    Social Order In Iceland

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    Government has been a major contributor of social order and some claim that in its absence, chaos would thrive uncontrollably and society would lack any morality. However the history of Iceland shows that a society can thrive without an established government or an actual legal system. Because of Iceland's geographical location there was little threat of invasion, they did not have the same need for a standing army as other nations and kingdoms might. Icelandic settlers distrusted the idea of a strong

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    In doing research about Icelandic culture, the diversity between the nations of Iceland and the United States is relatively minimal. There are a few dissimilarities in the methods of acquiring a sense of nationalism that directly influence behaviors tied to tradition, such as academic performance and professional relations; but a growth in characteristics of western culture has reduced the gap of societal variations. Ethnocentrism can alter a viewpoint or even be a blinding force over someone who

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    place in Iceland. According to the World Economic Forum, Iceland has one of the highest rates of social media and internet use in the world. Iceland has some of the newest technology and is a very social country. Digital media and the internet in general is a necessity in Iceland. The Icelandic parliament, in 2010, started a new media enterprise that protects free speech. Their goal was to make Iceland a safe haven for the presses, reporters, journalists and informers. Since 1989, Iceland has been

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    Iceland and Greenland are located at high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere and they face each other across the sea. Though Iceland is considered one of the five Nordic countries while Greenland belongs to North America, both of them were once colonies of Vikings and played important roles in Viking age. Viking civilization experienced from prosperity to decline during 8CE to 14CE on these two islands. It is very possible to find out the reasons for Viking’s ups and downs through studying the

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