Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population.

Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

(source: wikipedia)


Institutions in Iceland

Women's Shelter
1486 Reykjavík
+354 561 3720
Kvennaathvarfsins Reykjavík
Women´s Shelter Helpline Reykjavík
P.O. Box 1486
121 Reykjavík
+354 561 120 5
Stigamot: Grasrótarhreyfing gegn kynferdisofbeldi
Stígamót: grass-roots movement against sexual violence
Hverfisgötu 115
105 Reykjavík
+354 562 686 8