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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -18.24804 lat : 65.12404
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -18°14'52.9296 lat : 65°7'26.5368
Surface area: 99791.8 km2 (262.783 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 5000 km
Average height: 522 metre
Length island: 516 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 311 km
Name : Vulkaan Öræfajökull (2110 metre)
Orientation island: West - East

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 368720
Population density: 3.50 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Akureyri (N), Kopavogur (ZW), Egilsstadir (O)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Ísland
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Viðey 0.566 km NorthEast
2) Æðey 0.688 km SouthSouthWest
3) Bjarnarey 0.725 km East
4) Vigur 2 km NorthEast
5) Hjörsey 2.4 km South
6) Brokey 2.6 km NorthWest
7) Flatey 2.6 km NorthNorthEast
8) Málmey 3.1 km NorthNorthWest
9) Hrísey 3.1 km North
10) Papey 5.1 km SouthSouthEast
11) Skáley 6.8 km SouthSouthEast
12) Drangey 6.9 km NorthNorthEast
13) Bjarnarey 9.2 km South
14) Heimaey 9.4 km SouthSouthWest
15) Flatey 15.1 km SouthSouthWest
16) Surtsey 32.2 km SouthWest
17) Grímsey 40.6 km North
18) Mykines 429.7 km EastSouthEast
19) Streymoy 430.5 km SouthEast
20) Eysturoy 433.6 km SouthEast
21) Vágar 434.1 km SouthEast
22) Kalsoy 441.1 km SouthEast
23) Kunoy 445.9 km SouthEast
24) Viðoy 448.7 km EastSouthEast
25) Borðoy 450.2 km EastSouthEast
Country: Iceland
Main place: Reykjavík
Location Main place: Southwest
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 980 km
Nearest Country: Norway
Type Rock outcrop: vulcanic
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Iceland

Iceland map

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Map IJsland

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Height map of Iceland

Iceland Digital terrain model - DTM



Relief: Height Classes in percentages


Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Iceland

The weather type in Icelandovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: -14 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 1.62 meter per second (Wind force - bft 2)
Winddirection: East-northeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1040 mb
Humidity: 99 %
Daylength at 10 December 2022:3 hour and 53 minutes
Sunrise: 12:09 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Iceland

The weather for the next few hours

Iceland - IS (longitude: -18.248, latitude: 65.124)
Distance weather station to the center island (direction NNO): 19.69 km

10:00
-15 degrees Celcius
1041 mbar
overcast cloudsweericoon
13:00
-16 degrees Celcius
1039 mbar
overcast cloudsweericoon
16:00
-15 degrees Celcius
1038 mbar
broken cloudsweericoon
19:00
-15 degrees Celcius
1037 mbar
broken cloudsweericoon
22:00
-15 degrees Celcius
1036 mbar
clear skyweericoon

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 2540 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

island-Sights, island-Tourism - island-attractions

Wikipedia Iceland ?> Wikipedia: Wikipedia Iceland
Tourist information: Info Iceland
Youtube: Youtube Iceland
UNESCO IJsland ?> UNESCO: Þingvellir National Park


island accommodation: Hotel ,Holiday Home, Camping

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Campings at IJsland ?> Camping 1) Reykjavík Campsite
2) Úlfljótsvatn
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Landuse Iceland

 Forest   318.1 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   63152.1 km2 
 63% 
 Agriculture   2498.7 km2 
 3% 
 Wet nature   6844.9 km2 
 7% 
 Water   230.7 km2 
 0% 
 Urban area   347.3 km2 
 0% 
 Infrastructure   35.3 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   26364.7 km2 
 26%