Travel blog: The Emerging New Forests of Iceland

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Travel blog: The Emerging New Forests of Iceland

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Wed Oct 05, 2022 2:41 pm

The Emerging New Forests of Iceland
When Vikings braved the treacherous icy waters of the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean to settle the 40,000-square-mile island of Iceland during the late 800s and early 900s, they did find forests upon arrival. Perhaps as much as forty percent of the island was covered with dense thickets of brushy forest. That soon changed.
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