The Icelander Leif Eriksson (Leif the lucky) was the first European to set foot on the North American continent in the year 1000, almost 500 years before Columbus!
The Icelandic currency, króna (ISK) is the smallest independent currency in the world. The Icelandic Krona has lost 99,7% of it´s value since the foundation of the Icelandic Central Bank in 1961!
There are between 35 and 50 active volcanoes in Iceland. There is generally an eruption every 3-4 years. There have been 40 volcanic eruptions in Iceland in the last 100 years!
The Icelandic horse has a unique gait, tölt, and is the only horse in the world that can do 5 gaits. There is a horse for every four Icelanders and there are twice as many sheep as people!