Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic, approximately 103,000 km (38,000 sq. miles) in size. With a population of a bit more than 300,000 inhabitants it is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.


Two-thirds of the population live in and around the capital, Reykjavík, and the rest of the country consists of small coastal communities, mountains and glaciers, plains and valleys, lava fields and hot springs and plenty of choice salmon rivers.

 

Regular frequent international flights are operated by Icelandair to most major airports in Europe and North America, many of them daily. All international flights arrive at and depart from Keflavík in the southwest, 45 minutes´ drive from Reykjavík. River operators will generally collect anglers at the airport on request. Domestic air services operate several times a day to various parts of the country. All salmon rivers are accessible along local roads linked to the main road which runs right around Iceland.