17 Bizarre Facts About Iceland

1. Hot dogs are Iceland’s most popular food and are sold virtually everywhere, including gas stations, roadside stops, and restaurants.

Hot dogs are Iceland's most popular food and are sold virtually everywhere, including gas stations, roadside stops, and restaurants.

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2. According to a 1998 survey, a majority of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves.

According to a 1998 survey, a majority of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves.

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According to one resident quoted in The Atlantic, “elves can range wildly in size, from a few centimeters to three meters in height. They may live in houses, sometimes with multiple floors, and, if you leave them alone, they’ll generally mind their own business.”

3. Nearly all of Iceland’s heating and electricity needs are served by hydroelectric power and geothermal water reserves.

Nearly all of Iceland's heating and electricity needs are served by hydroelectric power and geothermal water reserves.
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