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Iceland Country Quiz

Name these facts about the remote country of Iceland.
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Last updated: August 17, 2019
First submittedDecember 30, 2015
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Oceans which are "joined" by Iceland
Atlantic
Arctic
World's Northernmost capital city
Reykjavík
Official language
Icelandic
"Iceland" in that language
Ísland
Independence from this country
Denmark
Norse settlers of Iceland in the 9th century
Vikings
Explorer who founded Vinland
Leif Ericson
World's oldest parliament; founded in 930
Alþingi
Type of hot gushing water source
Geyser
Eyjafjallajökull and Vatnajökull, e.g.
Glacier
Traditional dwellings that were built due to a lack of wood
Turf houses
Female singer who wore a swan dress
Björk
Currency
Krona
National sport
Handball
Black and white bird with a large, colourful beak
Puffin
National personification
Lady of the Mountain
Term for an ancient epic story from Iceland
Saga
Metal that is Iceland's main export
Aluminium
Forms of renewable energy that represent 100% of Iceland's electrical sources
Geothermal energy
Hydroelectricity
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level 72
Dec 30, 2015
Isn't electricity from ground steam called Geothermal, not Geothermic?
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level 23
Feb 11, 2016
Eyjafjallajokull is also a volcano or mountain..
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level 70
Feb 11, 2016
Yes, but Vatnajökull is only an ice cap.
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level 47
Jun 22, 2018
Not really, except in the eyes of foreigners and the media who had a hard time pronouncing Icelandic names and words. Eyja is the name of a person or place. Fjalla is a mountain. Jokull means glacier. The notorious eruptions at Fimmvorthuhals and then shortly thereafter near Eyjafjallajokull were called Eyjafjalajokull but it wasn't the glacier erupting, that was just a nearby landmark.
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level 44
Jul 27, 2016
Shouldn´t "ISK" be accepted for currency?
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level 52
Jul 25, 2017
Yes, it should.
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level 21
Mar 29, 2018
I thought their national sport was glíma (some kind of wrestling)?
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level 47
Jun 22, 2018
Very few people participate in glima. Almost everyone plays (European) handball.
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level 40
Mar 18, 2019
Clue should be more specific. Are we looking for most played sport ? Most successful ? Longest history ? What's a national sport ?