Iceland's mild climate stems from the Gulf Stream and the warm ocean currents from the Gulf of Mexico.
The weather is also affected by the East Greenland polar current curving south-eastwards round the north and east coasts.
The days are very short in mid-winter, and for two to three months in summer there is continuous daylight in Iceland; while early spring and late autumn enjoy a long twilight.
Average temperatures for winter remain around 35°F (1°C) for much of the island, with summer temperatures reaching the mid-50's (13°C).
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|Land Area||100,250 km2|
|Water Area||2,750 km2|
|Total Area||103,000km2 (#106)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$16.15 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$48,100|