Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Sunset in Mosfellsbær

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Þingvellir, Arnarfell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wintermoon over Helgafell

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Þingvellir, Peningagjá

Faxaflói, sailing

Faxaflói, sailing

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... resting

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding, take one.

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take two..

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... exploding take three...

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur... full blast

Strokkur erupting

Strokkur erupting

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss the face in the watherfall

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

A small geysir

A small geysir

A geysir

A geysir

Geysir, the one and only

Geysir, the one and only

Brúará river

Brúará river

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Grimsnes, fresh wather

Night sky at sommertime

Night sky at sommertime

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

Horse basking in the spring sun

Horse basking in the spring sun

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir church

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Þingvellir Flosagjá

Reykjavík sunset

Reykjavík sunset

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Sunset over Leirvogsárósar

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Þingvellir riders in Almannagjá

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes, river

Grímsnes river

Grímsnes river

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri memorial

Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjavik sunset

Reykjanes

Reykjanes

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Grímsnes, a hut in winter

Stokkseyri, canoes

Stokkseyri, canoes

Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn

Photos Anna Björk

"YOU HAVE TO GET LOST

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INFORMATION

STATISTICS

 

Population

Total population  around 326.000, population in Reykjavík 121.000, in the greater Reykjavík area 209.000, Suðurnes (Keflavik area) 22.000, in West Iceland 15.000, in the Western fjords 7.000, North west Iceland 7.000, North east Iceland 29.000, East Iceland 13.000 and South Iceland 24.000

 

The country

Land in km2:   All of Iceland 103.000 km2, Reykjavik (greater area) 1.000 km2, Cultivated land 23.805 km2, Wasteland 64.538 km2,  Glaciers 11.922 km2, Lakes 2.757 km2, Coastline 4.970 km

 

Highest mountains

Hvannadalshnjúkur 2.110 m ?, Bárðarbunga 2.000 m, Kverkfjöll 1.920 m, Snæfell 1.833 m, Hofsjökull 1.765 m, Herðubreið 1.682 m, Eiríksjökull 1.675 m, Eyjafjallajökull 1.666 m, Tungnafellsjökull 1.540 m, Kerling 1.538 m, Askja 1.510 m, Hekla 1.491

 

Largest Glaciers

Varnajökull 8.300 km2, Langjökull 953 km2, Hofsjökull 925 km2, Mýrdalsjökull 596 km2, Drangajökull 160 km2

 

Largest lakes

Þórisvatn 85 km2 (the was dammed which made it lager) Þingvallavatn 82 km2 (the largest natural lake in Iceland), Lögurinn 53 km2, Mývatn 37 km2, Hvítárvatn 30 km2

 

Longest rivers

Þjórsá 230 km, Jökulsá á Fjöllum 206 km, Ölfusá-Hvítá 185 km, Skjálfandafljót 178 km, Jökulsá á Dal 150 km

Highest waterfalls

Glymur 190 m, Háifoss 122, Hengifoss 110 m, Seljalandsfoss 65 m, Skógarfoss 62 m, Dettifoss 44 m, Gullfoss 32 m, Goðafoss 12 m

 

 

 

Health and emergency

Emergency phone number is 112 for all emergencies, police, fire department, ambulance and rescue teams.

Police headquarters in Reykjavík are at Hverfisgata 113, 101 Reykjavík.

 

Medical help

is available all over the country, call 1770.

ER / Emergency ward is at Landsspítali University hospital, call 543 2000

 

Dental help

call 575 0505

 

Pharmacies

are all over the country. Lyfja in Lágmúla 7 is open from 08.00 to 24.00 daily.

 

Currency

The Icelandic monetary unit is the Króna, ISK.  The coins in use are 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 kr.  The notes are 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 and 10.000 kr. Foreign exchange is available in banks all over the country.

 

Debit cards

Electron, Maestro and EDC debit cards are commonly accepted.  Cash can be obtained against these cards in all banks, ATM´s as well as against Cirrus and Eurocheque ATM-only cards.  Diners Club and JCB cardholders with Cirrus acceptance have access to all ATM´s.

 

Credit cards

VISA and MasterCard are the major cards in Iceland.. MasterCard is the agent for Diners Club and JCB.

Emergencies, lost or stolen cards.  Mastercard is at Ármúli 28, Reykjavík, tel. 550 1500 and 533 1400. Visa is at Dalshraun 3, Hafnarfjörður, tel. 252 2000

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