GMAT Test Centers in Iceland

By | March 11, 2019

GMAT Testing Locations

We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Iceland, located in Reykjavik. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.

GMAT Test Centers in Iceland

Promennt

Skeifan 11 b
108 Reykjavik
Iceland
Phone: +3545197550

Test Center Information

Promennt er í skeifunni 11b á 2. hæð.
Húsið er rautt á lit á bak við Rúmfatalagerinn og gengið er inn á milli Rekstrarland og Sólargluggatjalda.
Promennt is at skeifan 11b on the 2nd floor.
The building is red and is behind Rúmfatalagerinn. The entrance is between Rekstrarland and Sólargluggatjalda.

GMAT Exam Dates in Iceland

Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Iceland, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year.  However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Iceland, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.

More about Iceland

  • GLOBALSCIENCELLC: Overview of arts and crafts in Iceland. Also includes film, dance, music, and literature in this country.

Politics and law

Iceland is a parliamentary republic. The head of state is the president; since 2016 Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (* 1968). In 2020 he was re-elected with over 92% of the vote. The parliament is called Althing. The parliament enacts the laws and the government, as executive power, implements them. You are entitled to vote at the age of 18. The left-right government has been led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir (* 1976) from the Left-Green movement since 2017. Trade unions, to which around 90% of all employees belong, are also influential.

Iceland is a founding member of NATO, but does not have its own military. Since 1951, a protection agreement has conferred national defense on the USA.

The colors of the national flag are sky blue, snow white and fire red (volcanoes). The national coat of arms is adorned by Icelandic legendary figures (bull, eagle, giant, dragon). The national holiday is June 17th, on which the Republic of Iceland was proclaimed in 1944.

Attending the Leikskóli (crèche, kindergarten and preschool) is voluntary, school attendance is compulsory from 6 to 16 years of age. After the Grunnskóli (»elementary school«), a ten-class comprehensive school, most 16-year-olds attend various types of Framhaldsskóli (general and / or vocational high schools) for 3–4 years. Their diplomas confirm the university entrance qualification. State educational institutions are largely free of charge. Iceland invests a lot in the education system, in 2015 it was an impressive 7.7% of gross domestic product (compared to Germany (2015): 4.8% of GDP).

Economy

A continuously growing gross domestic product, low unemployment and a low inflation rate ensure high material prosperity in Iceland. 79% of employees work in the service sector, which generates 64% of national value added (GDP). The gross value added in industry is 20%, 18% of those in employment work in the manufacturing sector. In agriculture, fisheries and agriculture dominate. The supply of fruit and vegetables to the population is ensured by geothermally heated greenhouses to almost 70%. Are exported v. a. Fish products and aluminum, primarily to the Netherlands, UK, Spain, USA and France. Export goods are traditionally sheep meat, skins and wool as well as milk, dairy products and beef. The Icelandic horses bred here are used in sport and agriculture or exported. Check thedressexplorer to see Quick Facts About Iceland.

Geothermal and hydropower are the most important sources of energy. They generated (2016) over 82% of the total energy demand and almost 100% of the electricity demand. Iceland relies on renewable energy sources instead of expensive crude oil imports (e.g. for aluminum plants). 87% of all Icelanders already heat with geothermal energy. Even Reykjavík’s streets are heated in winter.

Tourism is an important economic factor, with over 2 million tourists visiting the country in 2017. The rapidly increasing mass tourism caused the government to take regulatory measures.

Iceland does not have a railroad. The road network, which is primarily located near the coast, comprises around 13,000 km, of which 4,400 km are well-developed national roads.

History

Norwegian Vikings settled Iceland. They founded the Althing, one of the oldest parliaments, in 930 and were Christianized in 999/1000. The Norwegian Leif Eriksson was one of the first Europeans to set foot in North America around 1000.

King Håkon the Old of Norway (* 1204, † 1263) took advantage of unrest in Iceland and brought the area into power in 1262. From 1380 Iceland became Danish for centuries. In the course of the Reformation (1537) Danes abolished the Althing and took over all important offices. Under Jón Sigurdsson (* 1811, † 1879) the country fought for its independence. In 1918 Iceland became an independent kingdom, with the Dane Christian X. (* 1870, † 1947) as monarch.

Iceland broke away from Denmark in 1944, helped found NATO in 1949 and concluded a fisheries and environmental protection agreement with the EU in 1994.

The international financial market crisis in 2008 almost led to national bankruptcy. After months of street protests, the government resigned. In 2009 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (* 1942) became prime minister of a transitional government made up of social democrats and left-wing Greens and submitted an application to join the EU in the same year. The coalition government elected in 2013 under Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson (* 1975) fulfilled its campaign promise and withdrew the application.

Revelations of tax offenses and money laundering (“Panama Papers”) triggered a domestic political crisis in 2016. Gunnlaugsson, entangled in it, stepped back. In 2017, the Left Green, Independence Party and Progress Party formed a coalition under Katrín Jakobsdóttir (* 1976), leader of the Left-Green movement. Its aim was to regain the people’s trust in politics and to fight corruption. Despite contradicting party political views, their governing coalition was stable and tackled the most pressing problems (rise in property prices, mass tourism, unemployment).