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Iceland Elevation Map

Iceland's rugged topography comprises of mountains and valleys, with over 200 stunning glaciers, active and dormant volcanoes and hot springs scattered along the countryside.


With an average elevation of 1,320 feet (402 meters), Iceland is one of the world's highest island nations.


Mountains dominate the interior of the island, while the coast is home to valleys, fjords, and lava fields creating a picturesque and unique landscape.

The rugged terrain, deep valleys, and cliffs provide a habitat to a range of wildlife, such as whales, reindeer, puffins, and arctic foxes.

Highest point

Iceland's highest peak is Hvannadalshnjukur, rising 6,922 feet (2,110 meters) above sea level. It is located on the southern coast of Iceland, and it is part of the Öræfajökull volcano.

Lowest point

Iceland's lowest point is at sea level and is located on the coast of the North Atlantic.

Similar landscape

Iceland's topography is unique due to its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The landscape is similar to Norway, but Iceland's volcanic activity creates a more rugged and variable landscape than its Scandinavian counterparts.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Iceland and their elevation above sea level.