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2014-06-10 23:07:49

Brand New Package Includes Round-Trip International Airfare, Internal Flights,Accommodations for 4 Nights, Daily Breakfast, Game of Thrones Tour and Souvenir, and More Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Diehard "Game of Thrones" fans can vacation in the "Land Beyond the Wall" with GreatValueVacations. On this Akureyri Highlights & The Game of Thrones tour, travelers will see the HBO cult classic brought to life with tales of the "Seven Kingdoms"...

Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Earliest Crust
2014-05-30 03:14:31

By Bryan Alary, University of Alberta PhD student's studies of four-billion-year-old rocks show ancient crust generated in an Iceland-like setting. It looks like just another rock, but what Jesse Reimink holds in his hands is a four-billion-year-old chunk of an ancient protocontinent that holds clues about how the Earth’s first continents formed. The University of Alberta geochemistry student spent the better part of three years collecting and studying ancient rock samples from...

2014-04-23 23:08:31

4-Night Vacation Includes Airfare, Hotel, Breakfast, Two Tours, and Airport Transfers Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Iceland is fast becoming one of the hottest travel destinations, and in honor of Earth Day, GreatValueVacations has introduced 14 new vacation packages which feature the destination. The lowest price Iceland getaway — Iceland Winter Stopover With Northern Lights — is priced from $886 per person for 4 nights. Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the...

2014-04-09 12:28:04

LONDON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Electrical Supply Industry World GuidebookToday, the electrical supply industry has four separate sectors: generation, transmission, distribution and supply. In many countries, competition has been introduced to generation and supply, while transmission and distribution are natural monopolies since electricity must be delivered via common lines. Prevalence of privatization must also be added....

2014-02-10 12:24:24

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "It's sage to drink SNO(TM)" will be the theme of the U.S. debut of the nitrate-free premium glacier water from Iceland next month here at Bristol Farms. SNO (www.drinkSNOwater.com) announced its debut here will honor the U.S. winning the snowboard slopestyle competition, giving the United States its first Sochi gold medal. "Just as our snowboard champion won trying something new, we're inviting Californians to try something they've never...

Iceland's Basalt Pillars Not From Warring Trolls, As Folk Legend Has It
2014-02-04 13:18:11

[ Watch the Video: Trolls Not Responsible For Iceland's Basalt Pillars ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Icelandic trolls are not responsible for shaping the basalt pillars found on the island, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Folklore says that mysterious basalt pillars found in Iceland were created by a pair of angry trolls who hurled rocks at one another. However, the new study says that these...

2014-01-29 23:21:27

New research report "Travel and Tourism in Iceland to 2017" worked out by Timetric has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, Iceland has recently witnessed an increase in the arrivals of tourists from the emerging countries. London, UK (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In 2008, the Icelandic travel and tourism industry witnessed a considerable downturn due to the difficult economic situation in the country and the collapse of 3 commercial banks....

2014-01-29 12:29:01

Mike Hills appointed as Director of Business Development to address increasing demand at Icelandic data centre KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, the environmentally smart data centre developer, has today announced the appointment of Mike Hills as director of business development for the UK. Hills, who will be based at the company's global headquarters in London, will support Verne Global's rapid growth in the UK market and joins from euNetworks where he...

NASA To Map Iceland's Winter Glaciers With High-Precision Radar
2014-01-29 06:05:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, a high-precision radar instrument from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) left for Iceland to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter. These maps will aid scientists in understanding some of the most basic processes involved in melting glaciers, which are major contributors to rising sea levels. The instrument—developed by JPL and flying on a NASA research aircraft—departed from NASA's...

Results From Icelandic Deep Drilling Project Highlighted In This Months Issue Of Geothermics
2014-01-24 09:12:23

Iqbal Pittalwala - University of California - Riverside In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature geothermal resources. The January 2014 issue of the international journal...


Latest Iceland Reference Libraries

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Hekla
2014-04-08 13:19:59

Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...

Eldfell
2014-04-08 12:54:37

Eldfell is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland on the island of Heimaey, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It reaches an elevation of 656 feet and was created during a volcanic eruption on the east side of the island in 1973. Its name means Mountain of Fire in the Icelandic language. Iceland is an area with a high frequency of volcanic activity because it is located on top of the Iceland hotspot and beside the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. So many eruptions occur here that it is thought...

Grímsvötn
2014-04-08 12:39:42

Grímsvötn is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southeast highlands of Iceland. This volcano reaches an elevation of 5,659 feet and is located in the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. It is comprised of basaltic lava and has the highest frequency of eruptions of any volcano in Iceland. The majority of this volcano resides under Vatnajökull, so its eruptions are primarily subglacial and often cause phreatomagmatic explosions. Grímsvötn produced an eruption in...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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