Iceland is a small volcanic island, located in the North Atlantic ocean, with a population of little over 300.000 people. With such a small population, Iceland holds hundreds (or even thousunds) of per capita records. For instance, Iceland has the most Nobel Prize winners per capita, one.
Iceland is a Republic with a parliamentary government and the oldest parliament in the world, the Althing, foundedd in 930 AD at Thingvellir. Iceland is known for its nature and people. Reykjavik is the capital and largest town in Iceland, home to around 40 percent of the population (65 percent with surrounding towns and villages). While Reykjavik is the northernmost national capital in the world, Iceland is the westernmost European country. If you want to enjoy a truly Icelandic experience, we recommend a trip around the island.
photos by Völundur Jónsson