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Iceland in Pictures

The island of fire and ice situated between the Greenland Sea and the Northern Atlantic Ocean is unique in more ways than one. The Saga Island has something to offer everyone, whether you are a family with small children or a group of friends looking for a weekend getaway.

A few quick facts

Capital: Reykjavik

Population as of January 1 2012: 319,575

Language: Icelandic

Climate: Temperate. Moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers

Export partners: UK 17.4%, Germany 17.3%, Netherlands 11.2%, US 9.9%, Spain 6.3%, Denmark 5.1%, Norway 4.6%, France 4% (2003)

Export commodities: Fish and fish products 40%, aluminum, animal products, ferrosilicon, diatomite

Exports: $4.619 billion (2010 est.) $4.05 billion (2009 est.)

Import partners: Netherlands 30.71%, UK 12.73%, Germany 11.21%, Norway 5.75%, Spain 4.82% (2009)

Import commodities: Machinery and equipment, petroleum products; foodstuffs, textiles

Imports: $3.677 billion (2010 est.) $3.318 billion (2009 est.)

Well they say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So here goes a whole chapter that proves why you need to experience Iceland first hand:

Visit this site for all the information you need when planning your trip to Iceland: http://www.visiticeland.com/

 

Lauga Oskarsdottir
Lauga Oskarsdottirhttp://www.mts-logistics.com
Lauga is originally from Iceland, and is our Sales and Marketing Executive. She has been with MTS since May 2011. Lauga has experience as a Sales Manager for a large fitness corporation in Oslo, Norway before she moved to New York in 2009, where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Management at Berkeley. Fun Fact: Lauga played professional soccer for 5 years in Norway, and also played for the Icelandic National Team as a goalkeeper! She played two seasons for the Berkeley College mens team, as their starting goalie and was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the season in 2010.
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