About Iceland

Facts and figures

Facts and figures

Iceland in Numbers

Biggest Cities

Reykjavík (120,000)*

Kópavogur (32,000)*

Hafnarfjördur (27,000)*

Akureyri (18,000)

Reykjanesbær (14,000)

*Cities in the Greater Reykjavik area

National Flag

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).

Population

329,100 (January 2015)

Area

102,775 km2

Temperature

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

Capital City

Reykjavik

Government

Parliamentary constitutional republic.

Language

Icelandic

English is widely spoken and understood.

Official Name

Iceland (Ísland)

Religion

Predominantly Christian

Time Zone

Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year round. Unlike most European countries, Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Iceland.

Weather

Clear sky

Today

-1 °C

Clear sky

Later today

-3 °C

Clear sky

Tomorrow

-4 °C