Iceland boreal birch forests and alpine tundra

WWF Abstract

Iceland, known as the land of fire and ice because of its active volcanoes and notorious ice-sheets, lies northwest of Britain and Ireland in the cold North Atlantic Ocean. If you stand on the northernmost tip of Iceland, you will be inside the Arctic Circle. The Iceland Boreal Birch Forests and Alpine Tundra ecoregion encompasses most of the island, with the exception of the marine environment and permanent ice fields. This ecoregion is home to Iceland’s highest peak (Hvannadalshnúkur, at 6,952 feet [2119 m]) and largest ice cap (Vatnajökull, at 3,243 square miles [1,297 sq. km]).
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Iceland
Area:22,592,000 acres (9,142,658 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER