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Cold and rugged island country, slightly bigger than Ireland, located just below the Arctic Circle, 200 miles east of Greenland; known as the "Land of Fire and Ice" for its joining of glaciers and volcanoes. In 1970, Surfer magazine published a letter from a U.S. serviceman stationed in Iceland that read, "The waves here are generally very good, and eight foot surf is common." Twenty-seven years...

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