The Nordic island of Iceland is one of the most unique places on the planet. For starters, it is the most sparsely population country in Europe, which explains why 65% of the population live in the capital city Reykjavík. The country is replete with natural wonders like glaciers, lava fields, mountains, and glacial rivers. There are so many things that make Iceland a unique place, how many of these did you already know?
Generally, many Icelanders do not have last names. Instead, they use a patronymic last name, meaning that they will take their father’s first name and add a suffix depending on whether it is a son or daughter. Usually, women don’t change their last name when they get married. Everyone is referred to by last name.
Iceland is known for its stunning beaches that are wildly different from the ones most of us are used to. If you visit Reynisfjara, you’ll be greeted with black sand that covers the whole shore as well as geometrically shaped basalt cliffs along the shoreline. The beach is located in Vík, the southernmost island in the country.