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  1. 1. Iceland<br />íslenska<br />
  2. 2. General Information<br />Iceland, a Land of Fire and Ice<br />Country of geothermal springs, geysers, mud pools, volcanoes, glaciers, avalanches, waterfalls, fjords and midnight sun.<br />The country enjoys a high standard of living, comparable to that of the United States and the quality of housing is very high. Reykjavik, &apos;Smoky Bay&apos;, is the northernmost capital in the world, home to about 60% of Icelanders.<br />
  3. 3. People of Iceland<br />Icelanders are well-educated and well-traveled. Most speak English and Danish in addition to other languages. Icelandic is the national language based on the original languages of the Norse settlers.<br />Icelanders have one of the world&apos;s highest life expectancy rates: 74 years for men and 80 years for women. <br />Almost 4/5ths of the country is uninhabited with most of the 270,000 people living along a narrow coastal belt and the lowland plains in the south and southwest in their 23 towns and 42 villages. <br />
  4. 4. Strokku Geysir and Deildartunguhver<br />Most famous geyser is in south Iceland -- Haukadalur - spouting a water column to a height of about 180 feet. Strokku Geysir spouts every few minutes. The largest hot springs is Deildartunguhver that flows 40 gallons of boiling water per second.<br />
  5. 5. A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam..<br />
  6. 6. Icelandic Horse <br />The Icelandic horses height ranges between 128 cm and 148 cm , with the average horse being 135 cm.<br /> It is thought an insult on Iceland to call it a pony, and all over the world they are rightfully called the Icelandic horses.<br />Icelandic horses have a lot of power and a great personality<br />There are around 40 color varieties of the Icelandic horse<br />The tölt is a four-beat lateral gait in which there is always at least one foot on the ground. As there is no moment of suspension this gait is very smooth and comfortable for the rider.    trot        trot-tölt         clean tölt          pacy tölt                   pace <br />
  7. 7. Icelandic Tournaments<br />
  8. 8. Icelandic Language <br />Icelandic is a Northern Germanic language with about 300,000 speakers in Iceland (Ísland), Canada (Kanada) and the USA (BandaríkiNorður-Ameríku).<br />A a (a) / Á á (á) / B b (bé) / D d (dé) / Ð ð (eð) / E e (e) É é (é) / F f (eff ) / G Gg (ge) / H h (há) / I i( í ) / Í í J j (joð) / K k (ká) / L l (ell) / M m(emm ) / N n (enn) / O o (o) / Ó ó (ó) / P p ( pé ) / R r (err) / S s (ess) / T t (té) / U u (u) / Ú ú (ú) / V v (vaff) / X x (ex) / Y y (ufsilony) /Ý ý (ufsiloný/) /Þ þ (þorn) / Æ æ (æ) / Ö ö (ö)   <br />
  9. 9. Greetings in Icelandic Language<br /> people think Icelandic is one of the hardest languages, but its not, its just hard to speak it perfectly. With a lot of practice and interest it is able to be learned quit quickly.<br />
  10. 10. Bless<br />