The location of Iceland
An enlargeable topographic map of the Republic of Iceland

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Iceland:

Icelandsovereign island nation located in the North Atlantic Ocean between continental Europe and Greenland.[1] It is considered part of Northern Europe. It is the least populous of the Nordic countries, having a population of about 329,000 (January 1, 2015).[2] Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape in various ways. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment and nature.

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Iceland

Geography of Iceland

An enlargeable topographic map of Iceland
An enlargeable satellite image of Iceland

Geography of Iceland

Location of Iceland

Environment of Iceland

Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in Iceland
The Great Geysir at Haukadalur, Golden Circle
Katla eruption, 1918
Herðubreið, a tuya volcano in the interior of Iceland, viewed from the southeast.
Dettifoss, in northern Iceland

Geographic features of Iceland

Regions of Iceland

Main article: Regions of Iceland

The regions of Iceland.
Landsvæði English
Population Area (km2) Population
ISO 3166
Höfuðborgarsvæði Capital Region 202 131[3] 1 062 190.33/km2 IS-1
Suðurnes Southern Peninsula 21 088[3] 829 25.44/km2 IS-2
Vesturland West 15 589[3] 9 554 1.63/km2 IS-3
Vestfirðir Westfjords 7 137[3] 9 409 0.76/km2 IS-4
Norðurland vestra Northwest 7 393[3] 12 737 0.58/km2 IS-5
Norðurland eystra Northeast 29 006[3] 21 968 1.32/km2 IS-6
Austurland East 12 306[3] 22 721 0.54/km2 IS-7
Suðurland South 23 802[3] 24 526 0.97/km2 IS-8
Ísland Iceland 318 452[4] 102 928 3.1/km2 --N/A--

Region codes

Administrative divisions of Iceland

Constituencies of Iceland

Administrative divisions of Iceland

Constituencies of Iceland

Constituencies of Iceland Iceland is divided into 6 constituencies for the purpose of selecting representatives to the Alþingi (parliament):

Municipalities of Iceland

Municipalities of Iceland

A panorama of Selfoss

Demography of Iceland

Demographics of Iceland

Government and politics of Iceland

Reykjavík as seen from the Hallgrímskirkja tower.

Main articles: Government of Iceland and Politics of Iceland

Branches of the government of Iceland

Government of Iceland

Executive branch of the government of Iceland

Legislative branch of the government of Iceland

Judicial branch of the government of Iceland

Foreign relations of Iceland

Foreign relations of Iceland

International organization membership

International organization membership of Iceland The Republic of Iceland is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Iceland

Law of Iceland

Military of Iceland

Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter

Military of Iceland

History of Iceland

Main articles: History of Iceland and Timeline of Icelandic history

By period

By subject

Culture of Iceland

The National Day procession in Reykjavík June 17, 2007.

Main articles: Culture of Iceland and Icelanders

Art in Iceland

Language in Iceland

Religion in Iceland

Religion in Iceland

Sport in Iceland

Sport in Iceland

Economy and infrastructure of Iceland

The Ring Road of Iceland and some towns it passes through: 1.Reykjavík, 2.Borgarnes, 3.Blönduós, 4.Akureyri, 5.Egilsstaðir, 6.Höfn, 7.Selfoss
Example of unpaved road in the Highlands of Iceland
Tourism activity: Icelandic horse tour in Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park

Economy of Iceland

Education in Iceland

Education in Iceland

See also


  1. ^ a b "Iceland". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 13, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Population - key figures 1703-2015 Statistics Iceland
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Population by sex, age and municipalities 2011 Statistics Iceland
  4. ^ Population - Key figures Statistics Iceland
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Present government of Iceland