of transport in Iceland are
governed by the country’s rugged terrain and
unfavourable weather conditions.
An example of an Icelandic Road sign,
showing the way to many farms and villages
principal mode of personal transport is the car
There are no public railways — although there are bus
services. Transport from one major town to another, for
example Reykjavík to Akureyri, may be by
aeroplane on an internal flight.
The only way of getting in and out of the country is by air
Regular air and sea service connects Reykjavík with the other urban
centers. In addition, airlines schedule flights from Iceland to
Europe and North America. Icelandair
one of the country's largest employers.
has no public railways,
although proposals to build a passenger line between Keflavík and Reykjavík have been made.
locomotive-powered and hand-operated railways have closed and been
dismantled, although some evidence of their existence remains in
museums and as static exhibits.
[[Image:Route1(iceland).png|thumb|right|The Ring Road of Iceland and some towns it
passes through: 1.Reykjavík, 2.Borgarnes, 3.Blönduós, 4.Akureyri,5.Egilsstaðir, 6.Höfn, 7.Selfoss]]
Iceland has (including tracks in the interior administered by the
road authority) of roads, of which are paved and are not. Organized
road building began about 1900 and has greatly expanded since
The major harbours
in Iceland are:
3 ships (with a volume of or over) totaling /
ships by type:
1, container ship
1, petroleum tanker
1 (1999 est.)
As of 1999, there are 86 airports
Airport runways in Iceland
|over 3,047 m
|1,524 to 2,437 m
|914 to 1,523 m
|under 914 m
Strætó bs is a company which operates
bus services in The Greater
Reykjavík area and Strætisvagnar Akureyrar
operates bus services in Akureyri.