About Iceland

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Country Info

Capital City Reykjavik
Major Cities Reykjavik, Akureyri
Currency Icelandic króna
Language Icelandic
Electricity 230v, EU plug (type C & F)
Population 323,000
Driving Right Side (same as US)

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National Holidays

January 1 New Year‘s Day
April 13 Maundy Thursday
April 14 Good Friday
April 16 Easter Sunday
April 17 Easter Monday
April 20 First Day of Summer
May 1 Labour Day
May 25 Ascension Day
June 4 Whit Sunday
June 5 Whit Monday
June 17 National Day
August 7 Bank Holiday Monday
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Dec. 26 Boxing Day
Dec. 31 New Years Eve
Top Destinations

Iceland is famous for its dramatic landscape comprising of volcanos, mountains, waterfalls, and natural hot springs.  It’s quickly become one of the hottest travel destination in Europe.  With short and direct flights, Iceland is uniquely placed for quick getaways from most US airports.


  • Reykjavik
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Vik Black Sand Beach

Capital: Reykjavik
Prime minister: Bjarni Benediktsson
Government: Republic, Parliamentary republic, Constitutional republic
Trains, Planes, & Automobiles

Booking Train Tickets
There are no major train lines in Iceland

Major Airports
Keflavik Airport is the international airport, located 45 minutes south of Reykjavik


In the winter, driving conditions can change rapidly with the weather.  It is recommended that only experienced drivers rent cars from October through March.

Speed Limits
The general speed limit for cars is 30 mph in urban areas, 50 mph on rural gravel roads and 55 mph on paved rural roads.

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