How many people live in Iceland?
The population of Iceland is just over 366,00 people. More than a third of the population 122,000 people lives in and around the capital Reykjavik.
Why is Iceland called Iceland?
Iceland is said to have been named by a Norwegian called Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson. As stated in The Book of Settlements, or Landnáma, Hrafna-Flóki sailed to Iceland from Norway with his family and livestock with the intention to settle in the new country that was now on everyone’s mind during Viking times.
How expensive is Iceland?
Iceland is one of the Most Expensive Countries in the World to Live in. and the fact most things need to be imported, can be costly. Other factors, such as a growing tourism industry that circulates around the city centre, has made rent prices for locals out of proportion.
Can you see the northern lights in Iceland?
Yes, you can see the northern lights in Iceland normally from September to March. There is no guarantee of seeing them but if the sky is clear and good visibility the dancing auroras are spectacular over Iceland.
What type of horse is in Iceland?
The only horse in Iceland is the Icelandic horse and today 80,000 horses are in the country. Considered a symbol of fertility, the horse played a pivotal role in Norse culture and history. When the first Norse Viking settlers arrived in Iceland, they brought their horses and belief system with them, and so the Icelandic horse became ingrained in the very fabric of Icelandic culture
How was Iceland formed?
Iceland was formed by volcanic and seismic activity about 25 million years ago. Iceland is honoured to have the title of the youngest area of the earth!
What is the language of Iceland?
The main language spoken in Iceland is Icelandic but English is widely spoken across the island.
What is the currency of Iceland?
The main currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona.
What is the capital of Iceland?
The capital of Iceland is
When is the best time to go to Iceland?
Iceland is an amazing place to visit all year but during the summer months, the Midnight sun and warmer temperatures make summer the best season to visit Iceland. Although hikers will want to consider July and August as the best time to visit For those seeking more winter experiences January, February, March, September and October are typically the best time to visit and for the Northern Lights.
Where is Iceland situated?
Iceland is located midway between North America and mainland Europe. It lies just below the Arctic Circle between 64 and 66 degrees north
Is Iceland in the EU?
Iceland is closely connected to other European countries in a historical, political, and cultural sense. Although Iceland is not a member of the European Union (EU), its relation to the EU is mainly based on the EEA Agreement, which came into effect in 1994.
Is Iceland a safe destination?
Iceland is one of the safest places to visit in Europe and has some of the friendliest people on the planet.
What is the best way to reach Iceland?
The best way to reach Iceland is to fly into Reykjavik and depending on where you come from. The main airline into Iceland is Icelandair but there are many other airlines now making trips to Iceland as well.
Will I need to wear a mask in Iceland?
When out in the open it is not necessary to wear a mask but it is advisable when in close proximity with others. Please check local rules prior to arrival
What is the food like in Iceland?
Food is amazing in Iceland and with some of the finest chefs in Europe, the cuisine is to die for. Specialities are Skyr, lamb, seafood, salted cod flatbeds, mussel stew, fish jerky and so much more.
Is the volcano active now?
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What is the electrical outlet in Iceland?
For Iceland there are two associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins and plug type F is the plug that has two round pins, with two earth clips on the side. Iceland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz
What is the largest glacier in Iceland?
Vatnajökull glacier is the largest glacier in Iceland - and Europe!
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