About Iceland

General informations

In the collective imagination, Iceland is a very chilly destination to travel across glaciers, geysir, volcanos, northern lights, hot springs & magnificent scenery perfect for drama movies.

But did you know that Iceland is also a Republic with a president directly elected by icelandics? That the country is not an EU member but make part of the EEA (European Economic Area)?

  • 103,492 km2 of total area
  • 10,500 km2 are glaciers & ice cap
  • 2,110 m is the highest point named Hvannadalshnúkur
  •  Average temperature: 5.1° (with a minimal of -9° & a maximal of 23°)
  • Republic
  • Head of state: President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
  • Head of government (since 2013): Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir
  • Not a member of EU
  •  Fishing
  • Tourism
  • aluminium and ferrosilicon exports
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • 357K of inhabitants
  • Official language : Icelandic
  • Reykjavik
  •  200K of inhabitants

Icelandic krona (ISK)

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