Pray for: Iceland

Flag for Iceland

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Reykjavik
Population: 377,689
% Urban: 93.9 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 19.6 %
Official Language: Icelandic
Languages: 2
Literacy Rate: 100 %
Life Expectancy: 82.7 yrs (16/236)
HDI Ranking: 3 / 189
% Christian: 90.6 %
% Evangelical: 3.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 90.6 %
People Groups: 12
Least Reached People Groups: 2
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Iceland

Tier: 1

Type: country

Despite Iceland’s growing reputation as a paradise of rugged natural beauty and socioeconomic stability, challenges threaten to change traditional Icelandic life. Divisions come over land, where some want to conserve the environment and others want to make money from its resources. Immigration brings other faiths and cultures into a traditionally guarded society. Pray for wisdom for leaders who deal with these new challenges.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.