Flag of Iceland
Iceland has 30 active volcanic systems, of which 13 have erupted since the settlement of island in AD 874, only about 20 percent of the country is habitable.
With an area of 103,000 km² Iceland is more than twice the size of Denmark, or about the same size as the US state of Kentucky.
Iceland has a population of 337,610 (3rd quarter 2016), it is the least densely populated country in Europe (beside Greenland). Capital and largest city is Reykjavik. Spoken language is Icelandic, one of the North Germanic languages.
Republic of Iceland | Lydhveldidh Island
Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930.
Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark.
Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the United States.
Limited home rule from Denmark was granted in 1874 and complete independence attained in 1944.
Literacy, longevity, income, and social cohesion are first-rate by world standards.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)
Official Sites of IcelandForsaetisraduneyti
Iceland Prime Minister's office.
The Icelandic Parliament.
Government Offices of Iceland Iceland.is
The official gateway to Iceland.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Iceland.
Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
Icelands Mission to the United Nations.
Embassy of Iceland
Iceland in figures.
The Icelandic Meteorological Office, founded in 1920, Reykjavík.
Map of Iceland
Political Map of Iceland.
Google Earth Iceland
Searchable satellite view and map of Iceland.
Google Earth Reykjavik
Searchable satellite view and map of Iceland's capital city Reykjavik.
Google Earth Eyjafjallajökull
Satellite view of Eyjafjallajökull, by now Iceland's most infamous volcano.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
Image: Dieter Schweizer
Icelandic news paper (in Icelandic)
National and international news (in Icelandic)
Bookmark/share this page
Arts & CultureBjörk
Exceptional contemporary Icelandic Artist.
Site about Icelandic traditional costumes by the National Icelandic Costume Board.
Eyrarbakki Maritime Museum
A collection of artifacts connected with fisheries, crafts, the social and cultural life of the people during the last 100 years
Leifur Eiríksson Heritage Project
Iceland's Viking Age culture
Living Art Museum
Contemporary art, Reykjavik
The National Gallery of Iceland
The National Museum of Iceland
Business & EconomySedlabanki slands
Central Bank of Iceland.
Iceland Stock Exchange
Iceland Chamber of Commerce
International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations
All about Icelandic Horses.
Iceland's airline and travel services company serving Europe and North America via their hub at Keflavík, Iceland.
Iceland's low fare airline.
Keflavík International Airport
Keflavik is Iceland's principal international airport.
The Icelandic Maritime Administration (Siglingastofnun slands)
The authority is administrating Iceland's maritime, harbour and lighthouse affairs.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Iceland - Country GuidesIceland Tourist Board
Information for Iceland visitors.
Iceland Tourist Board North America
The official tourist website of Reykjavik - Iceland's capital.
A travel agency's comprehensive travel and tourism guide to Iceland.
Icelandic Foreign Service
All about Iceland and its economy and foreign policy.
Nice made Iceland guide.
Nordic Adventure Travel
Island travel and tour guide.
A guide to Iceland's South.
Hotels in Iceland
Find a Hotel in Iceland.
University of Iceland.
Environment & NatureMinistry for the Environment
Official website of the ministry with information about Iceland's environment policy.
Nordic Volcanological Institute
Research and training in volcanology and related fields.
Geology of Iceland
Overview of Icelands Geology.
HistoryHistory & People of Iceland
Brief overview of Iceland's history.
SearchBest of Iceland
A guide to Icelandic web sites.
Iceland on the Web
Index of Iceland web sites.
The Web Collection
Database of Icelandic resources on the Web.
Additional Information on IcelandBBC Country Profile: Iceland
Open Directory Project: Iceland
The World Factbook -- Iceland
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