Iceland has many geothermal swimming pools in its towns and villages. It is a popular thing to do in the country. Steam baths, saunas, and hot tubs are also popular. The capital and the biggest city of Iceland is Reykjavík. The city and surrounding areas to the southwest house two-thirds of the population. The official language of the country is Icelandic. English is also widely spoken throughout the nation.
Icelandic kronur are the currency of Iceland, and the first banknotes were issued in 1885. Coins were not produced until 1922. In 2002, all coins with a value of less than one krona were withdrawn from circulation. Only three banknotes are in use, with relatively low denominations, and other currencies are rarely accepted.