Summary: There are many interesting things you could learn about Iceland. It is unique in many ways from its culture, to politics.
All interesting facts about Iceland, from politics, to wildlife
If you have never been to Iceland, there are many things you might not know about this Scandinavian Island. From its history and culture that goes back 1000 years, to the beauty of its geological features. There are many things to see here and this is one place you cannot afford to ignore, if you love nature, culture, and breath taking tourist sites.
The country was the last European country to be taken over by the Norsemen in 9th and 10th century. The Norsemen arrived there to find an almost deserted island. Scientific evidence shows that it was previously inhabited by people, who later moved for unknown reasons.
Politics in Iceland
The country has the world oldest parliamentary assembly. The current parliamentary order was reestablished in 1845, after it was suspended in 1799. The original assembly was founded in 930 AD; as a result the country is referred to as the world’s oldest parliamentary democracy.
The country’s political system is recognized as the world’s first in women inclusion. It was the first country in the world to have a political party meant for women and women issues. The party was dissolved in 1999, after it merged with Social Democratic Alliance. It changed the political landscape in favor of women inclusion and there is a 40% quota for women in the public service.
One interesting facts about Iceland that surprises some people is that the country is warmer than most countries on the same latitude. It is significantly warmer than Alaska Peninsula. The North Atlantic Current is a warm current that keeps the place warm all year round. The warmest seasons are between May and October. The highest temperatures are between 49 °F in May and the highest is normally 56°F in July.
The national language is Icelandic, which is a unique language. Icelandic is unique because it is the western most Indo-European language before America was established. It still retains a high level of declension and inflection only found in German language. Most Icelanders are proud of the fact that they still speak the language of the Vikings.
The country does not have polar bears, although they visit the island from time to time. The country has fewer animal species, compared to other parts of the world. There are no amphibians or native species of other animals, as you may find in other parts of the world.
However, there are many types of animals that were brought into the island when the Europeans were settling there one thousand years ago. One of this is the Icelandic Horse, which is also referred to as the Viking horse.
Viking horses have been in this country for one thousand years. When the Vikings got onto the island, they brought their horses with them. These horses have been isolated from the rest of the world for many years. The government of Iceland recognizes these horses and it does not allow the importation of horses. The breed is recognized the world over, for its sturdiness and beauty; they come in a wide range of colors.
There are many different things you could do in Iceland, from horse riding, to site seeing. The country has a culture, which many citizens are proud of.