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Updated: 2018-05-04.

Iceland | Ísland

Iceland is a Nordic island nation in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Ireland and the United Kingdom, west of Norway, and east of Greenland. The island of Iceland is actually an active volcano, what’s known in geology as a “high island.” It is usually grouped together with the European countries, and it is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

On 20 March 2017, the United Nations declared their “International Day of Happiness” and released a related “World Happiness Report” rating countries from happiest to saddest. Iceland came in at #3!

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