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Iceland's Information

Flag of Iceland
Land Area 100,250 km2
Water Area 2,750 km2
Total Area 103,000km2 (#106)
Population 335,878 (#177)
Population Density 3.35/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $16.15 Billion
GDP Per Capita $48,100
Currency Krona (ISK)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Iceland's natural beauty is the main draw for visitors to this sparsely populated country.

The travelers to Iceland are enthralled with the geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes, hot water springs, glaciers and wildlife - especially the birds.

Reykjavik, the capital city, is best known for its arts and cultural festivities, nightlife and outdoor geothermal pools.

Although most visitors go to Iceland in the summer months, there are plenty of enjoyable and fun activities in the winter months, including snowmobiling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and of course, seeing the beautiful lights of the Aurora Borealis.

  • Calling Code: 354
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Mid-June through August is the peak tourist season. The "shoulder seasons" of April and May and then September and October are good times also, and in Reykjavik, many arts and cultural festivals happen during this time.

    Daylight hours in Iceland range from early summer when it is never completely dark to the mid-winter days with only four or five hours of sunshing.

    Due to the Gulf Stream, the temperatures remain cool in the summer and quite mild in the winter. However, Icelandic weather can be volatile, and at times, the weather can change rapidly in one day, from overcast skies, fog, driving wind and rain.


  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Iceland Trivia

How has Iceland managed to test so many people for COVID-19?

The National University Hospital of Iceland and deCODE Genetics have developed a test program to curb the spread of the virus. Iceland's small population and the fact that even asymptomatic cases are tested has helped the country keep COVID-19 under control.

How Has Iceland Managed To Test So Many People For COVID-19?

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