The Capital Area
Reykjavik Capital Area is a young, vibrant area inhabited by an educated, highly skilled population. The capital area; with an excellent infrastructure and a high quality of life. The area is surrounded by nature, where within an hour’s drive you can experience glaciers, waterfalls, lava canyons and other geological wonders. Iceland is located half way between North-America and Europe and is renowned for its approach towards sustainability, where 99% of all electricity in Iceland is generated from green, renewable energy.
The infrastructure in the capital area is extensive and modern. The capital area is closely connected to other parts of the country by road, sea, and air. A public bus transport system runs regularly. The capital area consists of (population round figures): Reykjavik (pop. 133,000), Kopavogur (38,000), Seltjarnarnes (4,700), Gardabaer (17,500), Hafnarfjordur (30.000), Mosfellsbaer (12,4oo), and Kjosahreppur (240). The total population (Jan. 1st. 2021) of the capital area is 236,000, which is nearly 65% of the Icelandic population. The Greater Capital Area – defined as the area within a 45-minute catchment zone from Reykjavik city center – has an additional 40,000 inhabitants which amounts to 75% of the country’s population.