Imagine, just for a moment, a country the size of England. Position it just outside the Arctic Circle so it receives 24 hours of daylight in summer and constant darkness in winter. Liberally sprinkle it with some of the world’s most dramatic geysers, waterfalls and glaciers. Make room for Europe’s largest desert and the world’s third-largest ice cap. Then populate it with 300,000 people descended from Vikings.
You’ve just created Iceland.
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