Iceland is a very young land, the oldest stratum over the sea
level is about 15 millj. years old which is geologically considered
as youthful. Iceland is created by many eruptions that made many
little islands but later they got so many that they consolidated a little
bit every century. About 70.000 years ago the land had grown together and
was now an island. The island is still synthesizing.
There are very strong gales around Iceland. Sometimes the weather changes
frequently during one day. By the coast strong wind blows from various
directions that makes it very hard to get onshore without having
good ships. Because of that Iceland was inhibited rather late or not before
the sailing-technique got sufficiently developed in the 9th century.
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