Basic Facts on Iceland

Iceland is situated in the North Atlantic Ocean and it is the second largest island of Europe. The Island has a total area of 103,100 square kilometers. Icland has a population of about 333,000. More than a half of the Icelanders live in the region of the capital Reykjavik. The Icelandic flag is blue with a red cross outlined in white extending to the edges of the flag. A symbol of country and nation. The colors are symbols of the country's nature: Blue sky, white ice-caps and the red fire underneath.

Iceland Coat of arms Strokkur

Some basic facts

  • Main Area: 103,000 square kilometers
  • Population: 332,529
  • Capital: Reykjavik (122,460 inhabitants)
  • Highest mountain: 2,119
  • Coast line: 4,988 km
  • Language: Icelandic
  • National holiday: 17th June
  • Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK)
  • Time zone: GMT (UTC+0)
  • Phone calling code: +354
  • Country ISO code: IS
  • Internet Top-Level-Domain: .is
  • Traffic: Driving on the right

This website provides information on Iceland, e.g. about the land, people, history and geology. Further you’ll find a travel guide and travel deals as well as a large photo gallery with pictures from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.


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