Iceland is an island between the Greenland Sea and the Northern Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. Iceland usually has cold windy winters, damp and cool summers. Iceland is located in North Europe. The island covers a total of 103,000 sq km, about 100,250 sq km land and 2750 sq km water. The temperature is moderated by the North Atlantic Current.
There are also some natural hazards in Iceland such as earthquakes and volcanoes. The most famous volcanic eruption happened some year before in the mountain Hekla. Where in Europe? The Icelandic terrain is like no other, Iceland has many mountains, ice fields and the coast is deeply intended by bays.
Every year the population grows by about 0,97 %. December 2004 . Iceland is populated by few, 293,577 which was last estimated 31. The Icelandic capital is Reykjavik and the population of Reykjavik and surrounding areas is more than 180,000. Also an interesting fact is that Reykjavik is the northernmost national capital in the world; more land covered by glaciers than in all of continental Europe. This island is the most sparsely populated country in Europe with an average of about three inhabitants per square km. The public language is Icelandic.