Iceland is a volcanic island located in the middle of the northern Atlantic Ocean, near the Arctic Circle. It is a country of sharp contrasts.
It is a sparsely populated country with one of the most geologically and volcanically active landscapes in the world, on the constantly active geologic border between North America and Europe. With a long coastline with many fjords and bays, over 10 percent of Iceland’s territory is covered by glaciers. Iceland is the second largest island in Europe, but the least populated country in the continent. The highest road elevation is to be found in the interior of Iceland on a road through Sprengisandur, which is 944 meters above the sea level.
|944m (3,097ft)||F821||Sprengisandur, Nýjabæjarafréttur|
|861m (2,824ft)||F26||Sprengisandur, Nýidalur|
|672m (2,204ft)||F35||Kjalvegur, Fjórdungsalda|
|644m (2,112ft)||917||Hellisheidi eystri|