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Iceland has lost most of the woodland that previously covered large areas of the country, but an ambitious reforestation program is currently underway.
The country of Iceland contains thirty six islands. Iceland has three national parks: The island's terrain is mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields and a coast deeply indented by bays and fjords.
Highlands[ edit ] Topographic map of Iceland. Areas in brown are metres or greater above sea level with the large center mass making up the inhospitable Highlands.
Glaciers shown in white. The area is mostly uninhabited. Westfjords[ edit ] The Westfjords region is composed of a large, mountainous peninsula on Iceland's northwestern coast. The coastline is marked by numerous fjords as its name suggests.
Southern Peninsula[ edit ] The Southern Peninsulaalso known as the Reykjanes Peninsulais located in the southwestern corner of Iceland.
The area contains little vegetation due to active volcanism and large lava fields.
It is located on the southwest coast of the island near the Southern Peninsula. The majority of Reykjavik is located on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula. Several natural harbours exist, and provide good fishing grounds. The metre Hafnarfjall Mountain rises over the landscape.
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The Highlands make up about half of Iceland's land area, which is of recent volcanic origin, and consists of a mountainous lava desert (highest elevation 2, m (6, ft) above sea level) and other wasteland.
The area is mostly uninhabited.
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