About Iceland

In the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean lies the volcanic island of Iceland, famous for its geysers, warm springs and dramatic scenery.

Iceland ranks high in economic, political and social stability and equality. In 2013, it was ranked as the 13th most developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index. In terms of purchasing power per capita, Iceland was ranked as number 9 out of 42 European countries in 2015.

Fish and fish products are still Iceland's most important revenue sources, followed by exports of aluminum and ferrosilicon. In recent years, Iceland has experienced growth in sectors including biotechnology, software and tourism.


Population 332.000
GDP per capita 41.606 €
Net avg. monthly income 2015 €

Largest cities

City Population
Reykjavik , Capital Region 118,918
Kopavogur , Capital Region 31,719
Hafnarfjordur , Capital Region 26,808
Akureyri , Northeast 17,693
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