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  • Capital city: Reykjavik
  • Population: 329,100 (est. 2015)
  • Size of country: 103,000 sq km
  • Currency: Icelandic krona
  • Power supply: 220 – 240v
  • Sockets: two-pin round
  • Language: Icelandic. English is widely spoken
  • Time difference: Same as GMT
  • Visas: British nationals do not require visas to visit Iceland.
  • Religion: Lutheran Church of Iceland (official) 80.7%, Roman Catholic 2.5%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.4%, Hafnarfjorour Free Church 1.6%, other religions 3.6%, unaffiliated 3%, other or unspecified 6.2% (2006 est.)
  • Popular dishes: Lamb and salmon are Icelandic delicacies and dried and pickled fish are meat widely available. More unusual menu items include roast puffin and rotten, fermented shark – not for the feint hearted!
  • Popular drinks: Brenivin ( a brand of potato-based schnapps) and skyr (a drink made from whey) are Icelandic specialities, although coffee, hot chocolate and local beers are the most commonly drunk beverages.
  • Did you know: Traditionally, Icelanders derive their surnames from their father’s first name. In the telephone book, everyone is listed by their first name.
  • FCO advice: FCO travel advice
  • World Travel Guide: World Travel Guide / Iceland
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