Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fact of the Day: Cold Land

Iceland's name comes from the Old Norse word Ísland which means "land of ice". Old stories claim the name was chosen to persuade outsiders from settling in, but the country's first discoverer Flóki Vilgerðarson is given credit for the name as he noticed ice around it's waters. 

1 comment:

Pat Hatt said...

Poor outsiders getting the shaft, makes sense though.