Facty things Iceland Rainbow Volcano | Photo courtesy of Victor Montol, Flickr

Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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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.

MIDNIGHT SUN

During June and July, Iceland experiences 24 hours of sunlight a day

COKE HABIT

Icelanders drink more Coca Cola per capita than anywhere else in the world

PEACE CORPS

Iceland doesn’t have any army, navy or air force

DISARMING DETECTIVES

The Icelandic police force don’t carry guns

BUTTERLAND

Iceland was original called ‘Butterland’ by its first settlers.

PUFFIN PARTY

More than half of the world’s Atlantic Puffins live in Iceland

STRIP BAN

In 2010, Iceland banned all strip clubs

WELL READ

Iceland has a literacy rate of 99.9%

BALANCE OF POWER

Almost half of Iceland’s parliamentarians are female

GREEN SCENE

99% of Iceland’s electricity comes from renewable sources

PURE PONY

Having been pure bred for more than 1000 years, with no cross breeding, the Icelandic Horse is the purest bred horse in the world

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