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The Icelands (Q."Helcëmar") were legendary cold lands or an island beyond the northwind, discovered by Eärendil the Mariner on his voyage to the west.

Boromir: "Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!"
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring II:10


Notes

It is possible that originally a historic precursor of the real Iceland was intended, although it may also be possible that , geographically, real-world Iceland rather would correspond to Hithlum or Dor-lómin and "Iceland" just implies an icy or ice-covered region.

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