My name is Alex and this blog will be dedicated to my adventures in the world. My first trip will be my five-week trip to Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Please feel free to ask questions, I will answer them to the best of my knowledge. I will be writing in a diary form so that it is easy to tell what date I did what starting when I leave. I will be leaving on Tuesday the 18th of August.
Completely contradicting the name Iceland, it is actually mostly green, with the occasional volcano and glacier. Whereas Greenland is mostly white. Some facts about Iceland are:
- Population: 325, 671
- Area: 103,000
- Tourists (2013): 807,300
- Electricity Production from Renewables: 100%
- GDP Growth: 3.5%
- Sheep: 476,000
- If Iceland were 100 People: 93 Icelandic, 3 Polish, 1 Nordic, 2 Other, 1 Asian
- Belief Systems (in %): 75 Evangelical, 4 Catholic, 5 Free Lutheran, 1 Independent Congregation , 10 Other, 5 No Religion.
- Population per sq. km: 3
(I’ve been reading the Lonely Planet Guidebook 2015 Edition).