Countries Closest to Iceland

Can you name the countries which lie closest to Iceland?
Countries in red represent an autonomous region or overseas territory
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Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: October 16, 2021
First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Times taken22,571
Average score90.0%
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km
country
miles
284
Denmark (Greenland)
176
539
Norway (Jan Mayen)
335
784
United Kingdom
487
1072
Ireland
666
1238
Sweden
769
1491
Finland
926
1630
Germany
1013
km
country
miles
1637
Canada
1017
1655
Netherlands
1028
1771
France
1100
1777
Belgium
1104
1800
Russia
1119
1945
Estonia
1209
1967
Poland
1222
km
country
miles
1987
Luxembourg
1235
2022
Latvia
1257
2100
Lithuania
1305
2202
Czechia
1368
2285
Switzerland
1420
2286
Spain
1420
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Level 46
Mar 18, 2019
Hehe, just came from the "Countries closest to Greenland" quizz, gave me all the answers I needed.
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Level 36
Oct 15, 2021
Excellent quiz! I cannot believe I missed Ireland, of all places.
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2021
Jan Mayen is an integrated part of Norway.
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Level 69
Oct 16, 2021
And it had Europe's last volcanic eruption outside of Iceland and Italy.
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Level 56
Oct 15, 2021
Great quiz Jerry!
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2021
"82.8% of test takers also scored 100%" - what
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Level 54
Oct 16, 2021
Was missing one but couldn't figure out which for the life of me. Sorry France.
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Level 64
Oct 17, 2021
Me too. Missed the first one in the second column.
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2021
What about St Pierre et Miquelon?
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Level 75
Oct 16, 2021
2756 km, so in any case metropolitan France is closer.
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Level 51
May 25, 2022
Poland is closer than Luxembourg?
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Level 75
May 26, 2022
Surprisingly, yes.
+1
Level 73
Jun 18, 2022
I was surprised a little bit by the importance of latitude in relation to longitude on this quiz.
+4
Level 71
Jun 17, 2022
Just remember that Earth is a globe: Poland is quite far north, so its northernmost point is closer to Iceland than the Mercator projection would suggest.
+5
Level 16
Jun 12, 2022
surprised it wasnt Andorra
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Level 40
Jun 17, 2022
Why Czechia, but not Czech Republik?
+3
Level 71
Jun 17, 2022
Because the word is "republic".
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Level 87
Jun 17, 2022
Pretty easy for me.
+1
Level 39
Jun 17, 2022
When I entered this quiz, a car add in Icelandic appeared.
+1
Level 28
Jun 17, 2022
How are Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and others closer to Iceland than Denmark
+2
Level 56
Jun 17, 2022
They aren't?
+1
Level 58
Jun 17, 2022
I'm surprised that Spain is closer than USA
+1
Level 37
Jun 20, 2022
I don't understand how France, Spain and Switzerland can be on this list, but not Monaco or Andorra.