Welcome to Iceland

Iceland – A place of sharp contrast where fire and ice co-exist. It is home of geothermal hot springs. Icelanders are pioneers in the use of geothermal energy for space heating, with 90% of Icelandic households heated with geothermal water. About 11% of the land area of Iceland is covered by glaciers and for this reason is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe but also home of some of the world’s most active volcanoes. About 78% of Iceland is agriculturally unproductive, and only about 1% of the land area is actually used for cultivation. Iceland has an abundance of clean, renewable energy thanks to its remarkable geography and geology that provides both hydro- and geothermal resources.

Cool Facts

There is a volcanic eruption every 5 years on average.

The country is growing by about 5 cm per year.

Only 1 main road in the country.

Sheep are more than the double of human.

Eco-friendly: Roughly 85 percent of Iceland’s energy is from renewable resources.

Iceland has seven times more tourists than locals.

Activities – Highlights