iceland , sometimes referred to in full as the Republic of Iceland (Lýðveldið Ísland), is a Nordic island country marking the juncture between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The country has a population of 325,671 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

Steinn Steinarr: 

Lífs um angurs víðan vang
   víst ég ganginn herði,
   eikin spanga, í þitt fang
   oft mig langa gerði.
Across life's broad plain of grief
   I surely quickened my pace;
   oh lady, in your embrace
   often I did long to be.