Population of Cities in Iceland (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
4
10,000 to 100,000

Iceland is the 108th largest country in the world by area, and as of 2016, the country is still climbing toward the 500,000 population milestone. Because its total population has not exceeded one million or even 500,000, its largest city's population does not compare to many of the megacities found in countries around the world. Reykjavik is the largest Icelandic city, contributing over 100,000 people to the total population of the country. Iceland also has four cities that each boast populations between 10,000 and 100,000 residents. Iceland also has many cities with populations around 1,000, which it has smaller towns and villages that have populations of less than 100 people. For governmental administration, the country has been divided into eight regions: Austurland, Hofudhborgarsvaedhi, Nordhurland Eystra, Nordhurland Vestra, Sudhurland, Sudhurnes, Vestfirdhir and Vesturland.

Over 95% of the population lives in Iceland's urban areas. The remaining percentage of residents live in rural Iceland, a number that is expected to only decrease in the years to come as more people flock toward the industries, entertainment and sights that the cities have to offer. The economic crisis of 2008 had a major impact on the people of Iceland, but th country is expected to bounce back and continue slow but steady growth throughout its major cities in the years to come.

Iceland has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 4 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Iceland is Reykjavik, with a population of 118,918 people.

Reykjavik

The capital city of Iceland is a bustling center of government, culture and economics.

118,918

Kopavogur

This city is the site of Smáratorg tower, the tallest building in the country.

31,719

Hafnarfjoerdur

This port city hosts a variety of annual festials, including a Viking fest.

26,808

Akureyri

This port and fishing center is the second most populous urban area in the country.

17,693

Gardabaer

Settled since the 9th century, this is one of the oldest cities in Iceland's history.

11,421

Mosfellsbaer

This 'green town' uses thermal energy to provide the area with natural hot water.

8,651

Akranes

Fishing has always been this city's most important industry, but has also seen an industrial expansion in recent years.

6,612

Selfoss

Selfoss boasts the largest residential area in South Iceland.

6,510

Isafjoerdur

This former trading post is the site of the oldest home in Iceland, preserved in its local museum.

2,624

Saudarkrokur

This was Malaysia's first planned city after gaining independence from Britain.

2,575

Name 2017 Population
Reykjavik118,918
Kopavogur31,719
Hafnarfjoerdur26,808
Akureyri17,693
Gardabaer11,421
Mosfellsbaer8,651
Akranes6,612
Selfoss6,510
Isafjoerdur2,624
Saudarkrokur2,575
Egilsstadir2,265
Borgarnes1,759