Is Iceland a continent or an island?
It is an island.... There are Seven Continents: Antarctica, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa.... :)
Politically Iceland belongs to the continent of Europe. However geologically Iceland is a subaerial part of Mid-Atlantic spreading ridge, the ridge along which the oceanic crust spreads and forms new oceanic crust. In addition to this, this part of the MOR (mid ocean ridge) is located atop a mantle plume causing Iceland to be subaerial (above sea level). Tectonically Iceland belongs neither to European continent nor to North America since it is a raised part…
Australia is not classified as an island, but as a continent. because it is surrounded by water, it is an island continent: not an island. Semantics aside, there are many countries that are islands, such as New Zealand, the Philippines, Timor Leste, Greenland (the world's largest island), Iceland and Madagascar, just to name a few.