Friday, 15 January 2016

ICELAND - Ísland

Iceland ( IcelandicÍsland ), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000 km2(40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

These two beautiful covers sent by my good friend Helga from Iceland postal service. Iceland stamps are very beautiful in both design and quality. Almost all stamps are attractive for collectors. The philatelic bureau is one of the best among the world like Falkland Islands, Uruguay etc. The covers posted on 26 January 2016 and I received on 08 February 2016. Thank You Helga for the beautiful covers.

This is my first Registered Airmail cover from Iceland, sent by my good friend Helga. The cover sent on 26 January 2016 and I received on 08 February 2016. Iceland has two type barcodes for stamped and non stamped envelopes. Thank You Helga for the perfect job!

These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Birgitta from Reykjavik. Iceland stamps are really beautiful in design and quality. she selected nice stamps and requested for perfect postmarks. Thank You Birgitta for the perfect covers

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