Photos from Iceland. Images of Aurora Borealis, Landscapes and Icescapes.
Iceland is the world's 18th largest island, and Europe's second largest island. The main island is 101,826 km2 (39,315 sq mi), but the entire country is 103,000 km2 (39,768.5 sq mi) in size, of which 62.7% is tundra. Lakes and glaciers cover 14.3%; only 23% is vegetated.
Jökulsárlón is the deepest lake, at 248 m (814 ft).
Geologically Iceland is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and marks the boundary between both the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate. Many fjords punctuate its 4,970-km-long coastline, which is also where most settlements are situated. The island's interior, the Highlands of Iceland, is a cold and uninhabitable combination of sand and mountains.
Iceland has three national parks: Vatnajökull National Park, Snæfellsjökull National Park, and Pingvellir National Park.