The city of Reykjavík, Iceland, uses hot water to maintain the temperature of a section of its downtown pond so the birds living there always have a corner in which to swim, even in winter.
Iceland has so much geothermal energy that it has hot water distribution systems straight to houses.
Children in Iceland are not allowed to have names with the letter “C” in them. All names must conform to rules of Icelandic language, which does not have the letter “C”.
Due to its isolated location, the Icelandic language has changed very little from its original roots. Modern Icelandics can still read texts written in the 10th Century with relative ease.
The Icelandic forestry service is encouraging people to hug trees while social distancing measures prevent them from hugging other people.
The Icelandic language was kept isolated for so long that modern speakers can still read and understand texts written in Old Norse, the language of the original viking settlers from Scandinavia that settled the Island over 1000 years ago.
Jolabokaflod is a Christmas Eve tradition in Iceland where friends and family get together to exchange books and then they all read them together while eating chocolate and drinking cocoa.
In Iceland, there is an elf whisperer who inspects construction sites before building to ensure no elves are hanging around.
American service members drank so much beer in Iceland that they cause a shortage and some bars ran out completely.