Iceland Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About Iceland

Interesting Facts About Iceland

The island is about 39,000 square miles, nearly the size of Ohio.

On average, there is a volcanic eruption every 4 years.

Iceland has Europe’s largest banana plantations.

More women than men attend universities in Iceland.

Beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989.

Iceland has the longest workweek in Europe at 43.5 hours per week.

The Icelandic language is unchanged from ancient Norse.

Babies are left outside to nap in Iceland.

60% of the Icelandic population lives in Reykjavik.

Iceland was part of Norway in 1262. It became part of Denmark in 400 years later before it became independent in 1918 and a full republic in 1944.