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About Iceland

Iceland is located at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is a Nordic European island country. Iceland is a unitary parliamentary republic nation. Tourism in Iceland is growing very fast. The tourism industry in Iceland contributes around 4% of its total GNP, as calculated in the year 2006. Some of the most visited tourist spots in the country are Glaciers in Iceland, Geysers in Iceland, the West Fjords, Waterfalls in Iceland, and the Blue Lagoon.


Currency :

Icelandic krona (ISK)

Area :

103,001 square km (39,770 square miles)

Population :

321,857 (estimated)

Language :

Icelandic (official)

Calling Code :

 +354

Time Zone :

GMT (UTC+0)


Climate & Geography

The climate on the coasts of Iceland is sub-polar oceanic. The warm temperature remains in the country throughout the year due to the North Atlantic Current. In spite of being closer to the Arctic Ocean, the island's coasts remain ice-free in winters. Diversity can be observed in the climate of the country. The southern coast of Iceland is warmer, wetter and windier than its northern part. The coldest part of Iceland is Central Highlands. Snowfall in winter is more common in the north than the south.

Iceland is located in between latitudes 63° and 67° N, and longitudes 25° and 13° W.

Territory & Capital : Iceland is the world's 18th largest island, and Europe's second largest island after Great Britain. Iceland is closest to Greenland. It is closer to continental Europe than to mainland of North America. Iceland’s closest lands in Europe are the Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen Island, Shetland, Outer Hebrides, the Scottish mainland, Orkney, and the mainland of Norway. Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, also the largest city in the country.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The best season for the visitors to visit Iceland is between May and September.

Transportation

Airlines, Railways, Ships, Road transport are the available modes of transport in Iceland.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Iceland for updated details on the requirements for obtaining visa.


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