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CLIMATE

Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate; refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. The weather is also affected by the East Greenland polar current curving south-eastwards round the north and east coasts. As a result, sudden weather changes are common, and travelers should prepare accordingly.

TIMEZONE

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

CAPITAL CITY

Reykjavík

LANGUAGE

Icelandic is the national language. English is spoken by most Icelanders and is the official second language taught in schools. Danish is the official third language taught in schools in Iceland.

OFFICIAL NAME

Iceland / Ísland

POPULATION

~ 330,000

USEFUL PHONENUMBERS

Emergency number: 112
Police: 444-1000
Medical assistance: 1770
Dental emergency: 575-0505
Information: 1819