Facts and figures
Iceland in Numbers
*Cities in the Greater Reykjavik area
Blue with a red cross outlined in white.
The colours of the Icelandic flag symbolise the country’s volcanic fires (red), its snow and glaciers (white) and mountains (blue).
329,100 (January 2015)
January: 0.4 °C
March: 3.1 °C
May: 6.3 °C
June: 10.7 °C
July: 12.5 °C
August: 12.3 °C
October: 4.4 °C
December: 1.2 °C
Parliamentary constitutional republic.
English is widely spoken and understood.
Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year round. Unlike most European countries, Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Iceland.