Iceland Fun Facts

Did You Know?

  • Iceland has more than 800 hot springs, more than any other country in the world.

  • While driving in Iceland, it is mandatory to keep the headlights on, even in daylight.

  • In 2004, the British were the largest group of visitors to Iceland (about 60,000 people) followed by Americans (about 48,000 people).

  • Iceland is the world’s 18th largest island.

  • Hydropower and geothermal energy, two renewable sources, are Iceland’s major source (99 percent) of electricity.

  • In the last 1,000 years, roughly one-third of all the lava that surfaced on Earth is of Icelandic origin.