Iceland is truly an island of extremes and contrasts

  • 330.000 inhabitants
  • 103.000 km²
  • 10% is covered with glaciers, or 11,500km²
  • 15 active volcanoes
  • 10,000 waterfalls
  • Northern Lights
  • Midnight Sun
  • The Ring Road around Iceland (national highway) is about 1.339 km.
  • 170 geothermal pools around the country

  

Useless facts about Iceland

  • In Iceland there are around 150 swimming pools
  • Around 30 hot springs
  • 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
  • Iceland has a penis museum...
  • The Icelandic state has a monopoly on the sale of alcohol
  • The hot weather smells like rotten eggs
  • Reykjavík is the northernmost capital city in the world
  • The oldest surviving parliament is in Iceland
  • The English word geyser comes from Icelandic
  • Iceland lies just south of the Arctic Circle so the winter nights and summer days are long
  • Eyjafjallajökull was probably the most complicated word the newspersons around the world had to learn in 2010, just try to pronounce it!