Practical info

  • 330.000 inhabitants
  • 103.000 km²
  • 10% is covered with glaciers, or 11,500km²
  • 15 active volcanoes
  • 10,000 waterfalls
  • 800 hot springs
  • Northern Lights
  • Midnight Sun
  • Ring Road around Iceland (national highway) is 1.339 km(827 mi).
  • Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and does not adjust to daylight savings time.
  • 170 geothermal pools around the country

Iceland is truly an island of extremes and contrasts.  If you don't like the weather, just wait two minutes.

 

Interesting facts about Iceland

  • Icelanders eat rotten shark just because they like it
  • The last name of Icelanders is derived from their father's first name
  • Beer was banned nationwide until 1989
  • The mayor of Reykjavík is an actor
  • In Grímsey (an island right outside Iceland) you can hit a golf ball over the Arctic Circle
  • We have a penis museum...
  • Some Icelanders believe in elves
  • Icelandic state has a monopoly on the sale of alcohol
  • The hot water smells like rotten eggs
  • Reykjavík is the northernmost capital city in the world
  • Eyjafjallajökull was probably the most complicated word the newspersons around the world had to learn in 2010, just try to pronounce it!

 

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