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Iceland, a unique country

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Iceland in brief

  • Language: Icelandic. English is widely spoken and understood.
  • Currency: The Icelandic króna (plural krónur) – ISK.
  • Time: Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year.
  • Size: 103.000 km2 (40.00 sq. miles), slightly bigger than Hungary and Portugal, and slightly smaller than Cuba.
  • Population: 325,000 (January 2014). Median age is 35.6 years.
  • Capital city: Reykjavik. The largest municipalities are Reykjavik* (118,000); Kópavogur* (30,000); Hafnarfjörður* (25,000); Akureyri (17,000); Reykjanesbær (14,000). *Cities in the capital region.
  • Government: Parliamentary constitutional republic.
  • Religion: Predominantly Christian
  • Glaciers: Glaciers cover 11,922 km2 (4,600 sq. miles) of the island’s surface. Vatnajokull National Park is the largest national park in Europe.
  • Highest point: Hvannadalshnjúkur peak 2,110 m.
  • Natural resources: Fish, hydropower, geothermal energy.
  • Flag: Blue with a red cross outlined in white. The colors are symbolic for Iceland: red is for the volcanic fires, white recalls the snow and glaciers, and blue is for the skies above.
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Arrival

Bus services are operated between Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport in connection with all arriving and departing flights, and seats are guaranteed. Busses depart to and from Keflavík every 45-60 minutes. The drive between the airport and Reykjavík takes about 45 minutes. For departing flights, it is recommended that you take a bus leaving at least 2.5 hours before your scheduled departure. It is possible to arrange a hotel pickup. Taxi services are available to and from the airport. The car-ferry MS Nörrona sails weekly between Denmark, and Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland giving visitors the option of bringing their own vehicle for transport.

CP Reykajvik have partnered up with Hertz Iceland to offer meeting participants a special discount off car hire.

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Tourist info

  • The official travel guide to Iceland: www.visiticeland.com
  • The official tourism website of the Reykjavík Capital Area: www.visitreykjavik.is
  • Check the weather in Iceland: www.vedur.is
  • Blue Lagoon Spa In Iceland: www.bluelagoon.com
  • Iceland Review – What’s on in Iceland: www.whatson.is
  • Keflavik International Airport in Iceland: www.airport.is/english

Excursions: Various excursions are available. For scheduled tours you can check following websites: Reykjavík Excursions: www.re.is / Iceland Excursions: www.icelandexcursions.is

National Parks:There are three National Parks in Iceland, each with its own particular points of interest. Thingvellir, is in a rift valley between the North Atlantic and Eurasian Plates. It is a site of historical and cultural as well as of geological importance, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Snæfellsjökull National Park includes a volcano and glacier, and is steeped in mystery and romance; it is the only Park that reaches from the seashore to the mountaintops. Vatnajökull National Park is the largest national park in Europe, covering an area of 13.600 km2. The park encompasses, among other areas, the Vatnajökull glacier, Skaftafell, Jökulsárgljúfur, Lakagígar and Langisjór.

Tourist information brochure in different languages:

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