Formed over a millennia ago by the Viking civilization, Iceland is an ancient country with a diverse population of Celtic and Norse descendants. A few additional immigrants from other countries contribute to the modern gene pool. However, Iceland and its people have primarily remained isolated for much of its history since even its closest European neighbor – Scotland – is 500 miles from the country. The country’s terrain is mountainous, with stunning sights from almost any location. Even the bustling central capital city is surrounded by a stunning wall of mountains, giving it an exclusive and more laid-back feel than many other European nations. Currently, the head of Government for Iceland is prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, and the head of state is President Guoni Th. Johannesson, both women from Iceland. The country is governed as a unitary multiparty republic; Iceland is also notable for having the world’s oldest and longest-standing democracy, something the residents of Iceland themselves are incredibly proud of.
Iceland is a relatively small country compared to many others, with a total land area of around 40,000 square miles, making it roughly the size of the state of Kentucky. As such, it’s considered only the 16th largest European nation, just barely qualifying it in the top third; meanwhile, Iceland is in the lower half of countries for size globally. In addition, the country has a very low population density, with approximately 371,580 residents based on estimates in 2021 and an official count of 315,556 as of the 2011 census. This figure puts the country at 172nd in terms of population, with the Icelandish population accounting for just 0.00474% of the world’s population; as such, it’s an excellent destination for those looking for a quieter way of life compared to the hubbub of many other European nations as well as searching for the beautiful Icelandic women. However, if you still enjoy the bustling way of life, that’s fine too; in fact, the capital of Iceland (Revjjavik) is the country’s largest city and is home to approximately 41.5% of the total population, and almost 74% of the country’s total population live within the Capital region.
Icelandic women are, on average, approximately 5 foot 6 inches in height, making them some of the tallest in Europe – an excellent option if you’re a taller individual looking for love. Moreover, since Icelandish women typically have mixed ancestry from numerous other European countries, their traits can often be occasionally variable; however, most women in Iceland are blonde with blue eyes and perfectly straight hair. This is largely due to Iceland’s relative isolation from other countries for much of its history. As such, since most of the population is homogeneous (very similar genetically), Icelandish women and men often play a significant role in studying hereditary health conditions. The immigration of Germans into Iceland supports this notion, with blonde hair and blue eyes also typical German traits. However, during the establishment of Iceland, enslaved Irish people were often brought to the country; many Icelandic women with Irish heritage have slightly curlier hair or a more auburn or ginger tint to their hair color. Even though Iceland is a Nordic country, the general living is somewhat different from other nordic countries such as Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.