Geographical statistics of Iceland

Cost line 4970 km


Tallest mountains: 

Hvannadalshnjúkur 2119 m

Bárðarbunga 2000 m

Kverkfjöll 1920 m

Snæfell 1833 m

Hofsjökull 1765 m

Herðubreið 1682 m


Largest glaciers:

Vatnajökull 8300 km2

Langjökull 953 km2

Hofsjökull 925 km2

Mýrdalsjökull 596 km2

Drangajökull 200 km2 


Largest lakes:

Þórisvatn 83 km2

Þingvallavatn 82 km2

Lögurinn 53 km2

Mývatn 37 km2

Hvítárvatn 30 km2


Longest rivers:

Þjórsá 230 km

Jökulsá á Fjöllum 206 km

Ölfusá / Hvítá 185 km

Skjálfandafljót 178 km

Jökulsá á Dal 150 km 


Tallest waterfalls:

Glymur in Botnsá 190 m 

Hengifoss in Hengifossá 128 m 

Háifoss in Fossá 122 m 

Seljalandsfoss in Seljalandsá 65 m 

Skógafoss in Skógá 62 m 

Dettifoss in Jökulsá á Fjöllum 44 m 

Gullfoss in Hvítá 32 m  


Largest islands:

Heimaey (Westmann Islands) 13.4 km2

Hrísey at Eyjafjörður 8 km2

Hjörsey at Faxaflói 5.5 km2

Grímsey 5,3 km2