Iceland is losing its ice • Iceland is losing its ice

Iceland is losing its ice


Iceland is losing its ice Iceland is losing its ice Today’s Video of the Day from the USGS shows the rapid retreat of ice across Iceland over the last five decades. 

For example, the OK Glacier in western Iceland had lost so much of its ice by 2014 that it was no longer considered a glacier. As seen above in the video is Iceland is losing its ice showing the changes of the ice due to climate.

The same year, glaciologists concluded that the current rate of melting will wipe out all of the country’s ice except its highest elevation glaciers by the year 2200. Icelandic is the national language of Iceland. Many people (nearly 100% below the age of 50) speak very good English. You will also hear Danish, German, and Polish quite often.

The Golden Circle is the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, and there is no wonder as to why; it’s accessible all year round, it can be visited in half a day from Reykjavík whether booking a tour or driving yourself, and the sites along it are incredible. Akureyri: Explore the second largest city in Iceland. The second-largest city in Iceland, sitting just behind Reykjavik in terms of population, Akureyri is located in the northern part of the island and has about 20,000 residents.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: USGS

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