Travel Information for Iceland
Time zone:GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Icelandic
Currency: Icelandic kronur (ISK)

1 = kr0.00, $1 = kr116, £1 = kr154

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.isInternational Dialling Code:    354

For help planning your trip to Iceland including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Iceland trip planning page.

Further information on Iceland

Discover more about Iceland - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of iceland

Total area: 103,000 sq km (2,750 sq km under water)

Coastline: 4,970 km (Atlantic Ocean, Greenland Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Hvannadalshnukur (2,110m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Iceland from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 3/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 26/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 21/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 12/174
Overall Ranking:    6/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Iceland     Status: Independent Country

Population: 317,351 (rank: 173/196)     Density: 3 people/sq km (rank: 193/196)

Ethnic groups: homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, population of foreign origin 6%

Religions: Lutheran Church of Iceland 82.1%, Roman Catholic Church 2.4%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.3%, Hafnarfjorour Free Church 1.6%, other Christian 2.8%, other religions 0.9%, unaffiliated 2.6%, other or unspecified 5.5% (2006 est.)

GDP (PPP): $13.11 billion       GDP per capita: $40,700 (rank: 17/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.