Iceland

Capital: Reykjavik

Population: 320,060

Area: 103, 000 sq km

Official Language: Icelandic (said to be the closest language spoken to the Vikings’)

Famous for: fishing, whale/puffin watching, sagas, Björk, the Blue Lagoon, rotten shark meat, and nightlife in Reykjavik

Currency: Icelandic króna

GDP: $14.06 billion USD (2011)

Visa: unnecessary for visitors from the USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Schengen nations, and citizens of the European Economic Area staying for under three months

Dialing Code: 354

Drives on: Right

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