TOEFL Test Centers in Iceland

By | February 16, 2019

TOEFL Test Centers in Iceland

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location.

The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.

To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button below to create or sign in to your TOEFL iBT account, then click “Register for a Test.”
Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Reykjavik TOEFL iBT $220
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Iceland Overview

Iceland is a state in the North Atlantic with the capital Reykjavík. With an area of 103,000 km 2, the state has an area like Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg combined.

The warm Gulf Stream flows around Iceland and creates a balanced arctic climate. Only a few animal species, such as sea birds and arctic foxes, are native to the rugged landscape. Volcanic mountains, glaciers and geysers dominate the uninhabitable interior, lichens and mosses grow on endless lava fields. Settlers brought crops, reindeer, sheep and horses to the island. Seals and whales, among others, live in the fish-rich waters around Iceland.

The official language is Icelandic, and many also speak English. The residents are mostly descended from Celts and Vikings. The majority belong to Christian churches. Today Iceland is one of the countries with the highest quality of life and life expectancy thanks to its thriving economy and very low pollution.

In the 9th century Iceland was settled by Vikings. In 1380 the country fell under the rule of the Danes. In 1874 it received its first constitution and in 1944 it became an independent republic. The state does not have its own army, but is a member of NATO and the UN and joined the Schengen Agreement in 2001.

Geothermal and hydropower are Iceland’s main sources of energy. Its strongest economic sectors include the fish and aluminum industries as well as tourism.

Country facts

  • Official name: Iceland
  • License plate: IS
  • ISO-3166: IS, ISL (352)
  • Internet domain:.is
  • Currency: Icelandic krona (ikr)
  • Area: 103,000 km²
  • Population (2018): 353 574
  • Capital: Reykjavík
  • Official language (s): Icelandic
  • Form of government: Parliamentary republic
  • Administrative division: 8 regions
  • Head of State: President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson
  • Head of Government: Katrin Jakobsdóttir
  • Religion (s) (2018): 67% Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, 3.9% Roman Catholic, (4.8%) Lutheran Free Churches, 4% other religions, 18% no religious affiliation
  • Time zone: Central European Time -1 hour
  • National holiday: June 17th

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): Northern Europe
  • Location (coordinates): between 63 ° 17 ‘and 67 ° 09’ north latitude and 13 ° 17 ‘and 24 ° 32’ west longitude
  • Climate: In the north polar climate (tundra climate), in the south cool oceanic climate
  • Highest mountain: Hvannadalshnúkur (2 119 m)
  • Road network (2012): 5 647 km (paved), 7 251 km (unpaved)

Population

  • Annual population growth (2018): 1.08%
  • Birth rate (2018): 13.6 per 1000 residents.
  • Death rate (2018): 6.5 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2018): 36.7 years
  • Average life expectancy (2018): 83.1 years (women 85.5; men 80.9)
  • Age structure (2018): 20.4% younger than 15 years, 14.7% older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15 year olds and older): N / A
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 123 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2017): 98 per 100 residents

Economy

  • GDP per capita (2018): US $ 74 278
  • Total GDP (2018): US $ 26 billion
  • GNI per capita (2018): US $ 67,960
  • Education expenditure (2015): 7.7% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2018): 0.3% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (2017): 2.9%

Culture

Nordic pagan traditions, Icelandic language and European way of life shaped Iceland’s culture.

Iceland’s long literary history begins with Old Norse sagas and Eddas. Gunnar Gunnarsson (* 1889, † 1975), Jón Sveinsson (* 1857, † 1944) and the Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness (* 1902, † 1998) are read worldwide. Iceland’s crime novels are currently booming in literature and film, and its landscapes are internationally sought-after locations. Although film production plays a minor role, “Children of Nature – A Journey” by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (* 1954) was on the 1992 Oscar shortlist. Hildur Guðnadóttir (* 1982) received an Oscar in 2020 for the best film music in »Joker«.

Museums and exhibitions show Icelandic art. Works of art can also be found in public spaces at every turn. Iceland’s pop music does not only consist of Björk (* 1965). There is a considerable density of musicians and successful rock bands like “Sigur Rós” and “Of Monsters and Men”. Music and art events such as the cross-genre festival “Secret Solstice” are well attended. Choral music in Iceland has a long tradition. The history of classical music does not begin until the 1920s with the composer Jón Leifs (* 1899, † 1968). He brought a symphony orchestra to the country for the first time. Víkingur Ólafsson (* 1984) is a popular pianist around the world.

Among the sports, golf, chess, bridge, horse riding and ball games are particularly popular. Iceland’s handball players, soccer players and their coaches are of an international standard and are not only hired by European clubs.