The modes of transport in Iceland are governed by the country’s rugged terrain and unfavourable weather conditions. The principal mode of personal transport is the car. There are no public railways — although there are bus services. Transport from one major town to another, for example Reykjavík to Akureyri, may be by aeroplane on an internal flight. The only way of getting in and out of the country is by air and sea.
Regular air and sea service connects Reykjavík with the other urban centers. In addition, airlines schedule flights from Iceland to Europe and North America. Icelandair is one of the country's largest employers.
Iceland has 13,034 km (including tracks in the interior administered by the road authority) of roads, 4,617 km of which are paved and 8,338 km of which are not. Organized road building began about 1900 and has greatly expanded since 1980.
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|1,524 to 2,437 m||4||3||7|
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