Iceland Scores High in Car Numbers
In 2016, the average number of passenger cars per 1,000 people in Iceland was the second highest in Europe, or 711. Altogether, 240,508 passenger cars were registered in the country that year, when the population was 338,349, according to Statistics Iceland. Iceland placed second to only Liechtenstein, which had 773 passenger cars per 1,000 people.
The average number of cars per 1,000 people in Europe in 2016 was 505, or more than 200 fewer than in Iceland.
If all motorized vehicles are counted, there were 344,664 of them in Iceland in 2016, or just over one per capita.
In recent years, the number of passenger cars in Iceland has increased considerably and today, there are about 757 of them per 1,000 people, but it must be noted that a considerable part of the vehicles is owned by car rentals.