|Capital||Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world|
|Currency||Icelandic króna (ISK)|
|Population||320,169 (Oct 2008)|
|Language||Icelandic; English widely understood|
|Religion||Lutheran (official) 80.7%, other Protestant 4.1%, Roman Catholic 2.5%, Buddhist 0.2%, etc. (www.statice.is)|
|Electricity||220V/50Hz (European plug)|
Iceland , (Icelandic: Ísland) is a mountainous island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean, located between Europe and North America. Though not part of the continental mainland, the country is considered European. The name of the country - Iceland - may not be that appropriate: although 10% of Iceland is covered by glaciers, it has a surprisingly mild climate and countless geothermal hot-spots. The native spelling ("Ísland") is appropriate in English as well.