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2013-08-22 23:29:32

Tom Flummerfelt, founder and president of MadAthlete.com and avid endurance athlete, came in third in the 155 mile, 7-day, self-supported, foot race which was held in Iceland. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Founder and president of MadAthlete.com, Tom Flummerfelt from Winchester, MA has placed 3rd overall in Racing the Planet’s 155 mile 7-day Stage Race in Iceland. The remote course had the 270 competitors from over 50 countries, running on narrow, rocky horse trails, spongy moss...

2013-08-21 23:03:01

New research report “Emerging Opportunities in Iceland’s Cards and Payments Industry: Market Size, Trends and Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape” worked out by Timetric has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, Iceland’s card payments market is expected to grow at about 1.9% CAGR to reach 793,275 cards by end-2017. London, UK (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Iceland’s card payments market saw negative growth during 2008–2012,...

2013-07-30 23:27:20

Good Leads® was selected by Promote Iceland to assist in extending the value of Icelandic businesses and assist reaching new clients. As a premium provider of lead generation services, Good Leads will source new business opportunities for Promote Iceland's commercial clients in Canada. Salem, NH (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Good Leads® was selected by Promote Iceland to assist in extending the value of Icelandic businesses and assist reaching new clients. As a premium provider of...

2013-07-17 23:16:23

Axiros, the technology leader in advanced Service and Device Management, announced today that Vodafone Iceland has selected Axiros to manage and monitor its customer premise equipment (CPE). The implementation will enable Vodafone Iceland to significantly enhance the customer experience by reducing support wait times. Munich, Germany (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Axiros, the technology leader in advanced Service and Device Management, announced today that Vodafone Iceland has selected Axiros to...


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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