ABOUT ICELAND

 

Situated in the North Atlantic, Iceland, a member of the European community (EEU), Schengen, NATO, and a global leader in green energy, has a population of only about 320,000 people (3 per sq. km.) -- most being the descendants of Norwegian Viking settlers and Celts from the British Isles. Iceland also boasts the oldest Parliamentary republic in the world, dating back to 930 and has a democratically elected president.

 

And although small in population and size (103,000 km2 or about the size of Virginia, 1/6 of France or 1/3 of Japan), Iceland’s strategic location (mid between North America and Europe) has proven its significance in many different areas in the Geo-Political, global arena.

 

In 1972, as strained relations between the United States and the former Soviet Union continued, Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital served as the forum for the World Chess Championship between Bobby Fisher and Boris Spassky.  

In 1986, U.S. and Soviet Presidents Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev assembled for their historic summit meeting in Reykjavik -- a meeting that would eventually result in a nuclear treaty between the two rival nations.

 

Easily reached by sea or air (2 ½ hours flight from Britain and 5 hours from the U.S.), Iceland has a wide selection of international flights, from Europe and the U.S., as well as the possibility of a ferry connection.

Iceland’s infrastructure is remarkably modern and accessible, with roads and public transportation systems second to none. And with an abundance of fresh glacial/mountain water and endless geothermic energy, Iceland’s resources seem limitless and without boundaries -- paving the way for hydroelectric and geothermal technologies powering and heating most homes in Iceland, resulting in zero air pollution.  In fact, Iceland’s position as one on the world’s leaders in geothermal-technology prompted the United Nations to open their very own geothermal University.

 

Until recently, the fishing industry has been one of Iceland’s main sources of revenue and is recognized as one of the freshest and highest quality products in the world.  But in recent years, industry has shifted more to the realm of providing goods and services to the ever-growing tourist industry and towards the diversification and growth of software development, aluminum and biotechnologies.

 

A modern, highly developed country, Iceland has become increasingly desirable for foreign investments and entrepreneurial interests looking to harness and develop the many resources Iceland has to offer.  The phenomenal expansion, which has taken place in recent years, has spurred the growth of a wide range of commerce, ranging from wilderness excursions/glacial safari trips to geothermal seawater spas and everything in between. The national currency of Iceland is the Icelandic Krona (ISK).  Current rate can be looked up here

 

 

Iceland offers a wide choice of experiences, regardless of when you visit.
Every season has its unique charm and unique experiences to go with them.

A wide variety of hotels, restaurants and leisure activities are in place to accommodate just about any and all predilections or tastes and budgets, unique to this tiny island in the north.

 

This website offers access to many different links and sites from a whole host of companies that offer goods and service exclusively geared and tailored to accommodate most (if not all) needs and requirements pertaining to travel to and from- as well as in and around the country.

A variety of information can be found pertaining to the business practices and operations of some of the leading companies in Iceland, as well as their achievements and successes the world over.

By clicking the links below, you will get a quick overview on particular subjects, provided by various associations.

Angling in Iceland
Aquaculture in Iceland
Energy Independency
Federation of Icelandic Fish Processing Plants
Iceland - Discoveries the Entire Year
Icelandic Agriculture
Icelandic financial system
Icelandic Industry
Museums in Iceland
The fishery industry, Responsible fisheries