The official
gateway to iceland

The country, the people and the culture

Iceland, the Quick facts

Country Size 103,000 Population (2015) 329.100
Capital Reykjavík Median age 35.6
Currency Icelandic Króna (ISK) GDP 2014 (MISK) 1.993.336

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture.


Load another fact

Did you know?

Three Icelandic women have been crowned Miss World.

Load another fact

Upcoming Events



Winter isn’t going anywhere just yet
icenewsis: After a few days of surprisingly warm weather lately with temperatures mostly seen over the summer, a magical looking mist shroud...
Strike Ends; Fishing Fleet Sails Again
icelandreview: The Icelandic fishermen’s strike, which began full force in mid-December, finally ended last night after fishermen narrowly v...

Video Gallery

View more videos