Iceland: Air

Air Quality Index – AQI (Average Score): 25 – Good

  • Global ranking (Average Pollution): #11 least polluted nation of 117 monitored.* (IQ Air – Most Polluted Countries)
  • Most polluted city (on average): Akranes| AQI = 21. – Good  (AQI-Iceland)
  • Least polluted region: Kopavogur & Reykjavik| AQI = 4 – Very Good (AQI-Iceland).
  • Leading pollutants and sources: sulfur as hydrogen sulfide emissions from geothermal power plants, industrial emissions, transportation (fishing vessels, mobile equipment /vehicles, machinery).  Pollution from electricity production and heating is extremely low due to Iceland’s almost total use of renewable energy for electricity.