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: Ísland [ˈistlant]
is a Nordic island country
in the North Atlantic
, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe
The capital and largest city is Reykjavík
. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population.
Iceland is volcanically
and geologically active
. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields
, and glaciers
, and many glacial rivers
flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream
and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle
. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate
The model is created at a scale of 1:4,700,000 with 15x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.