Iceland Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About Iceland

Facts About Iceland

Crime rate is very low in Iceland, and even the police don’t carry guns.

The highest number of magazine and book publications takes place in Iceland.

Iceland is home to the largest glacier in Europe – Vatnajokull glacier.

The most active volcano is Iceland in Helka.

The phenomenon of Northern Lights can be seen in mid-winter when the weather is clear.

20% of the Icelandic population emigrated to Canada and USA in the last quarter of 19th Century.

Iceland’s favorite game is soccer.

There’s a dispute between UK and Iceland over fishing grounds, known as the “Cod Wars” in the 1960s and 70s.

The only mammal native to Iceland is Arctic fox.

Fishing is Iceland’s main industry, and it remains one of the few countries in the world that allows commercial whaling.