CIA World Factbook Photos, Part 11: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Posted by Laurie Frost on March 3, 2010
It’s been a long time since this blog’s last batch of pictures from the CIA World Factbook. To review, the Factbook is a great source for public domain maps and pictures of flags, as well as information for nations of the world recognized by the US. For some countries, there are a handful of photographs as well.
Accompanying each photo thumbnail is this statement:
Factbook photos – obtained from a wide variety of sources – are in the public domain and are copyright free.
We’re heading into Europe, first flying over the glaciers and fjords of Greenland (below):
and then into Iceland, looking down on a caldera, or the crater resulting from a volcano’s cone collapsing:
Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
The plains of Thingvellir, where Iceland’s republic was founded the in 930 and the Eurasian and North American continental plates meet.
The City Hall (Radhus) in Oslo, Norway, is the site of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
Naeroy Fjord, Norway
Ice Hotel, Sweden
Admiralty House (built 1647-50), Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden.
Helsinki, Finland. In the center of the picture is Helsinki Cathedral, also pictured below.
Nyhavn area of Copenhagen, Denmark, where Hans Christian Andersen once lived.
Tivoli Gardens amusement park, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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