Country: Iceland

Number of People Groups

12

People Groups Unreached

2 (16.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

323,000

Population in Unreached

1,100 (0.3%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

90.3%

% Evangelical

3.74%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.6%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 600 190,299,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 %
 British 600 51,406,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.00 %
 Danish 900 5,295,000 Danish Christianity 82.00 % 3.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Icelandic Sign Language Christianity 90.00 % 3.80 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 600 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 %
 German 900 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
Icelander 306,000 386,000 Icelandic Christianity 90.90 % 3.80 %
 Latvian 700 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 1,700 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 %
 Polish 10,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 South Asian, general 600 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Thai, Isan 500 18,144,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 %
  Totals:  12 323,000       2   90.28 % 3.74 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 11,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 334,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete Bible
Icelandic Sign Language icl 1 0
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 11 12 2   8 8 10 10 9

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.7 %)
90.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
8.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
Protestant
90.1 %
Roman Catholic
6.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Iceland. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Iceland
  • Christian ministry in Iceland
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Iceland or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

Iceland Statistics
People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 2  (16.7%)
Population 323,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.6%
Population in Unreached 1,100  (0.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2 to 4
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 90.3%
Percent Evangelical 3.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 94%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code IC
Official National Language(s) Icelandic
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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