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Iceland is Europe’s second largest island and a republic in the North Atlantic Ocean, between Norway and Greenland.Despite its area of 103,000 km2, did not land more than around 307,000 inhabitants (2010).About 120 000 of them live in the capital Reykjavik.Other areas are Kópavogur, Hafnafjordur and Akureyri.
It’s just the coast that are inhabited, since the interior of the Iceland is dominated by mountains, volcanoes, and glaciers lavaørkener. The Icelandic coast is characterized by fjords, the mountains in the interior rises to some 2000 meters. The highest peak is Hvannadalshnúkur (2 110 m.).Several of the volcanoes in Iceland are increasingly active. The most famous is the Hekla and Katla. Vatnajökull glacier is the second largest glacier in Europe. Just Austfonna on Svalbard is greater. It has an area of over 8,000 km2.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Iceland’s Vatnajokull National Park. Another popular attraction is the water spouting hot spring Geysir, located in Haukadalur (where there is also a national park). Also, the Vikings old stuff somewhere Thingvellir mentioned – which is on UNESCO’s list of world heritage.
Iceland’s main airport is Keflavik International Airport – located about 50 miles southwest of the capital.