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Iceland is a well-named island in the North Atlantic Ocean just south of the Arctic Circle. The capital and largest city is Reykjavik, which means ‘Smoky Bay’. The landscape is governed by its volcanic activity with rugged mountains, glacial rivers, lakes and thermal spas spread over the tundra landscape. There are many geysers which spurt hot water into the air every 10 minutes or so. In fact the geothermal power has been harnessed to provide cheap hot water and home heating in this cold climate.

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