Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
FACTY THINGS: 10 FACTS ABOUT ICELAND
Iceland Rainbow Volcano | Photo courtesy of Victor Montol, Flickr
Any trip to Iceland is a trip into the unknown (unless you’ve visited before, obviously). Here are some facts to make it a bit less unknown.
During June and July, Iceland experiences 24 hours of sunlight a day
Icelanders drink more Coca Cola per capita than anywhere else in the world
Iceland doesn’t have any army, navy or air force
The Icelandic police force don’t carry guns
Iceland was original called ‘Butterland’ by its first settlers.
More than half of the world’s Atlantic Puffins live in Iceland
In 2010, Iceland banned all strip clubs
Iceland has a literacy rate of 99.9%
BALANCE OF POWER
Almost half of Iceland’s parliamentarians are female
99% of Iceland’s electricity comes from renewable sources
Having been pure bred for more than 1000 years, with no cross breeding, the Icelandic Horse is the purest bred horse in the world