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Transportation in Iceland

Iceland has no railroads. Organized road building began about 1900 and has greatly expanded since 1980. Regular air and sea service connects Reykjavik with the other main urban centers. In addition, airlines schedule flights from Iceland to Europe and North America. The national airline, Icelandair, is one of the country's largest employers.

Railways: 0 km

Highways:
total: 12,955 km
paved: 4,076 km
unpaved: 8,879 km (end 2002.)

Ports and harbors: Akureyri, Hornafjörður[?], Ísafjörður[?], Keflavík[?], Raufarhöfn[?], Reykjavík, Seyðisfjörður[?], Straumsvík[?], Vestmannaeyjar[?]

Merchant marine:
total: 3 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 13,085 GRT/16,938 DWT
ships by type: chemical tanker 1, container 1, petroleum tanker 1 (1999 est.)

Airports: 86 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 12
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 7 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 74
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 19
under 914 m: 52 (1999 est.)

See also : Iceland



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