+10...you know, I've always found it interesting that Iceland is far more green than the snowy white of Greenland. do you suppose somewhere back in yore time, a cartographer got a bit lazy in his translating?
Thanks, Tony, Francois, & Chris.
Iceland turns green every summer. It is not English green or tropical green, it is Iceland green - the farms and mountains receive a lovely coat of green.
The story of how Iceland was named by Flóki is recounted here -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrafna-Fl