Iceland Travel Overview

Iceland Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Reykjavik

Official language: Icelandic

Currency: Crown 1ISK = 0.01EUR

Continent: Northern Europe

Geysers, spas and adventure in the land of the midnight sun

Vacation in Iceland offers geysers, spas, adventure… You won’t have to look far for some real excitement on your trip in Iceland. Iceland is ideal for relaxation of body and soul and for enjoying peace and quiet and relaxation in a picturesque setting.

Last minute Iceland

Traveling last minute in Iceland enables you to explore a completely different world in the relative proximity of Central Europe. Huge fields of lava stretch from the airport to Reykjavik. US astronauts used them to train for the moon landing in the 1960s. This landscape characterizes Iceland. Or the unbelievably wide, uninhabited and essentially uninhabitable areas. The harsh landscapes in Iceland are due to volcanic eruptions and the formation of glaciers. You may not feel the closeness of this untouched nature on a last minute Iceland vacation in Reykjavik, but you don’t have to go far to find it. The summer nights in Iceland are bright. In the north you can see the midnight sun. Excursions to the island of Grímsey, which is on the Arctic Circle,

Adventure vacation Iceland

You won’t have to search long for real excitement on your trip in Iceland. Push yourself to the limit and face one of the most challenging environments in the world with climate changes you have never experienced before. Pass our tests of courage – down the rapids, up the mountains, on horseback, on snow scooters or upgraded superjeeps. And if that’s not enough for you, take the real risk: fill your flask, mount your pony and help us drive the sheep down from the mountains in autumn. In the saddles, cowboys!

Wellness Island

If you want to relax body and soul, enjoy peace and quiet and relax in a picturesque setting, you have come to the right place. Reykjavik has been named the official “Spa City” by the European Spas Association. Here you will find an abundance of heated outdoor pools, fitness centers and spas, with fitness training, cosmetic treatments, meditation and massage. In the rest of Iceland you will also find thermal baths and pools almost everywhere so and let your soul really dangle.

Iceland geography

According to Countryaah, Iceland is the second largest island nation in Europe and the largest volcanic island in the world. The island in the North Atlantic, just south of the Arctic Circle, was almost a single glacier during the Ice Ages. Numerous glaciers still cover the country today. The landscape is characterized on the one hand by volcanic abundance of water, waterfalls and geysers. The largest cities in Iceland are Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Akureyri and Árborg. The largest international airport, Leifur Eriksson Airport, is located near Keflavík, about 60 km southwest of Reykjavík. There is also an alternative airport in Egilsstaðir in the east of Iceland. Iceland’s low-cost airline Iceland-Express connects the Icelandic capital Reykjavik with 13 airports in Germany and France, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain.

Important facts

Capital: Reykjavik

Official language: Icelandic

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Crown (100 aurar)

ISO 4217 code

ISK / 352

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: North

Geo coordinates: N 64 ° 57 ’47 ” W -19 ° -1′ -15″

Highest mountain: Hvannadalshnukur (2,119 m)

Total area: 103,000 km²

Mainland: 100,250 km²

Coastline: 4,988 km

Politics

Dependency: Denmark until 1944

UN member since: 1946

Form of government: Parliamentary republic

Economy

Iceland GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Fish, fish products

BSP: $ 13,994,000,000

GDP: $ 14.576 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 11,820,000,000

Economic growth: 6.1%

GDP share of agriculture: 8.4%

GDP share of industry: 15.5%

GDP share of services: 76.1%

Inflation rate: 3.8%

Unemployment: 2.3%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 28.8%

Export: $ 3,670,000,000

Import: $ 4,974,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 1,146,000,000

Electricity consumption: 9,471 million KWh

Oil consumption: 19,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 0.07%

Bovine: 65,100 pieces

Sheep: 490,000 pieces

Fishing: 2,076,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 299,400

Residents in cities: 278,900

Average age: 34.2 years

0-14 years: 21.7%

15-64 years: 66.5%

> 65 years: 11.8%

Population growth: 0.87%

Birth rate: 13.64 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.72 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 1.74 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1

Fertility: 1.92 children / woman

Infant mortality: 3.29 ‰

Life expectancy men: 78.23 years

Life expectancy women: 82.48 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: IS

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: ISL

ISO 3166 numeric: 352

Top Level Domain: is

IOC country code: ISL

UN / LOCODE: IS

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 197,000

Cell Phones: 285,000

Radios: 290,000

TV: 173,000

Computer: 191,000

Internet users: 208,000

Transportation

Paved roads: 4,286 km

Cars: 169,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 1

Health

Number of doctors: 1,140

Daily food intake: 3.430 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 200

Education

History

Foundation: 875

Last sovereign since: 1944

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Crime

Prison inmates: 100

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The national airline Icelandair (FI) (Internet: www.icelandair.de) offers scheduled flights from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt / M. and Munich to Reykjavik. Direct flights in the main season (June / July) once a week from Vienna and Zurich, otherwise daily connections via Copenhagen or Paris. There are flights to the Faroe Islands, the USA and Greenland in the summer months. Contact Icelandair for
more information .
Iceland is also served by Lufthansa (LH), Eurowings (EW) and Scandinavian Airlines (SK) (Internet: www.scandinavian.net).

Flight times

Frankfurt – Iceland: 3 hours 30 minutes; Hamburg – Iceland: 3 hours 15 minutes; Vienna – Iceland: 4 hours; Zurich – Iceland: 3 hours

Arrival by ship

There are ferry connections to Iceland from Norway, Denmark and Germany. Although these are mostly freight connections, some ships have comfortable and modern facilities for passengers.

The Faroese Smyril Line maintains weekly passenger and car ferry traffic during the summer months. Timetable: from Hanstholm / Denmark and Bergen / Norway to Tórshavn / Faroe Islands and Seyðisfjörður / Iceland. Further information: Smyril Line Germany, Sell Speicher Wall 55, D-24103 Kiel, Tel: (0431) 20 08 86, Internet: www.smyrilline.de.