July Travel Trivia

Iceland 

1. This country is one of only two places on earth where you can view two of earths tectonic places meeting above the earths surface. 

2. The Arctic Fox is what country's only native mammal?

3. Where will you find one of the oldest parliaments in the world?  



 

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Q: This country is one of only two places on earth where you can view two of earths tectonic places meeting above the earths surface. 

A: Iceland! While most tectonic plates are under the surface, these Mid Atlantic Ridge plates are actually visible above ground in Icelands Thingvellir National Park. They also do go under water, and for a truly unqiue experience you can snorkel between them - if you can brave the cold that is!


Q: The Arctic Fox is what country's only native mammal?

A: Iceland wildlife is relatively sparse - puffins, wild Icelandic horses, and seals are among the main attractions (as well as zero mosquitos!). The Arctic Fox is in fact the only mammal native to Iceland, and there is even a research center dedicated entirely to their survival, as well as promoting eco tourism practices. See all Iceland wildlife tours »

Arctic fox in Iceland

 
Q: Where will you find one of the oldest parliaments in the world?   

A: While most travelers visit Iceland for the spectacular scenery and active adventure activities, some surprising cultural history can be found in as well. Namely the fact that their parliament ("The Alþingi") is one of the oldest in the world, founded in the year 930. 

 

Want more trivia? See our last edition.  

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