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Iceland

Iceland
  • Capital

    Capital

    Reykjavik

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:38

  • Population

    Population

    349 910

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +354

  • Currency

    Currency

    kr ISK (krona)

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Iceland

Iceland
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Reykjavik

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:38

  • Population

    Population

    349 910

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +354

  • Currency

    Currency

    kr ISK (krona)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 4 730

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.85 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 940mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    103 000 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    17%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    1%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    18%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    5.43 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mixture of Norse/Celtic - 94 %
    foreign origins - 6 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Lutheran Church of Iceland - 85 %
    Reykjavik Free Church - 2 %
    Roman Catholic Church - 2 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Icelandic
    English
    Nordic languages

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    250

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    17%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    2 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    fish processing, aluminum smelting, ferrosilicon production, geothermal power, hydropower, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    potatoes, green vegetables, mutton, chicken, pork, beef, dairy products, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, hydropower, geothermal power, diatomite

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    11%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish, hydropower, geothermal power, diatomite

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    76%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    1 984kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    23 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    68

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What not to do when visiting Iceland

1/13
Marker Iceland
Street & Behavioral

Don't enter geothermal baths without having a shower before.

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2/13
Marker Iceland
Business & Communication

Don't worry about drinking tap water - you don't need to buy a bottled one. Locals also try to reduce the usage of plastic bottles.

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3/13
Marker Iceland
Business & Communication

Don't be surprised with the fact that parents must choose the name of their baby from a database of approved names, or submit proposal to governmental naming committee.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Iceland, there is an ‘Elf-Officer’, who ensures that construction companies do not destroy any cultural property, for example, an ‘elf home’.

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Marker Iceland
Business & Communication

Don't be lost in Icelandic names. Most people have a patronymic, formed from their father’s first name with the ending ’son’ or ’dottir’ (e.g. Eythor Jonsson (son of Jon) or Eyrun Jonsdottir (daughter of Jon).

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5/13
Marker Iceland
Street & Behavioral

Don't call the horses "ponies".

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6/13
Marker Iceland
Street & Behavioral

Don't necessarily tip - the "extra" price is usually included in the bill already.

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7/13
Marker Iceland
Business & Communication

Don't hesitate to have ice-cream at all times at any weather - locals love it too.

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8/13
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola than any other country.

9/13
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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10/13
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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11/13
Marker Northern Europe
Social Events

Don't forget to disrobe completely before you sauna - bring a towel (only) if you are shy.

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12/13
Marker Europe
Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Tell us your experience

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Icelandic phone books are listed by first names (not surnames).

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