Iceland

Country Iceland
Capital Reykjavik
Continent Europe
Currency Icelandic króna(ISK)
Languages Icelandic

Reykjavik

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Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Limited home rule from Denmark was granted in 1874 and complete independence attained in 1944. The second half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry. The economy diversified greatly after the country joined the European Economic Area in 1994, but Iceland was especially hard hit by the global financial crisis in the years following 2008. Literacy, longevity, and social cohesion are first rate by world standards.

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Iceland - Wikipedia
Iceland - CIA World Fact Book
Iceland - BBC
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57 New Domestic Cases of COVID-19 - Iceland Monitor - Iceland Monitor57 New Domestic Cases of COVID-19 - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

How Reykjavik's Sheet-Metal Homes Beat the Icelandic Winter - BloombergHow Reykjavik's Sheet-Metal Homes Beat the Icelandic Winter  Bloomberg

COVID-19 and small island nations: what we can learn from New Zealand and Iceland - The Conversation AUCOVID-19 and small island nations: what we can learn from New Zealand and Iceland  The Conversation AU

From Iceland Iceland's Richest 10% Own 44% Of Assets - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Iceland's Richest 10% Own 44% Of Assets  Reykjavk Grapevine

US WWII fighter plane that crashed into Icelands glacier in 1944 resurfaces - Republic World - Republic WorldUS WWII fighter plane that crashed into Icelands glacier in 1944 resurfaces - Republic World  Republic World

Alarming Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Iceland - Iceland MonitorAlarming Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Galway chosen as landing site for undersea fibre cable connecting Iceland with Europe - Galway DailyGalway chosen as landing site for undersea fibre cable connecting Iceland with Europe  Galway Daily

Face Masks Required in Secondary Schools and Universities - Iceland MonitorFace Masks Required in Secondary Schools and Universities  Iceland Monitor

Iceland extends bar, nightclub COVID-19 closures in capital area until September 27 - Eye on the ArcticIceland extends bar, nightclub COVID-19 closures in capital area until September 27  Eye on the Arctic

Loo roll rationed to one pack per customer in Iceland store - Metro.co.ukLoo roll rationed to one pack per customer in Iceland store  Metro.co.uk

COVID-19 in Iceland: Violated Isolation and Infected Over 100 - IcelandReviewCOVID-19 in Iceland: Violated Isolation and Infected Over 100  IcelandReview

US WWII bomber emerges from glacier in Iceland melting due to climate change - 76 years after crash - Daily MailUS WWII bomber emerges from glacier in Iceland melting due to climate change - 76 years after crash  Daily Mail

Theres very good news about coronavirus immunity & reinfection, Iceland study says - ThePrintTheres very good news about coronavirus immunity & reinfection, Iceland study says  ThePrint

Whereabouts of Egyptian Family Unknown - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorWhereabouts of Egyptian Family Unknown - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Police Start Search For Family Facing Deportation, And Icelanders Start Trolling Them - Reykjavk GrapevinePolice Start Search For Family Facing Deportation, And Icelanders Start Trolling Them  Reykjavk Grapevine

Ready for 50-Day Horseback Riding Adventure - Iceland MonitorReady for 50-Day Horseback Riding Adventure  Iceland Monitor

Sweet Tidings from Icelandic Chocolate Factory - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSweet Tidings from Icelandic Chocolate Factory - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Quarantine: Will Denmark and Iceland join the no-go list this week? - The IndependentQuarantine: Will Denmark and Iceland join the no-go list this week?  The Independent

Highest Number of New Cases Since August 6 - Iceland MonitorHighest Number of New Cases Since August 6  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Survey Shows Interest In New Political Party In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Survey Shows Interest In New Political Party In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

The Most Beautiful Place in Iceland? - Iceland MonitorThe Most Beautiful Place in Iceland?  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland RVK Newscast #29: French COVID-Tourist Not Fined And First Icelandic Triple Homicide Trial - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland RVK Newscast #29: French COVID-Tourist Not Fined And First Icelandic Triple Homicide Trial  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Iceland Attracts Filmmakers With 'Low Infection Risk' - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Iceland Attracts Filmmakers With 'Low Infection Risk'  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandic Tourism Industry Adjusts to New Reality - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Tourism Industry Adjusts to New Reality  Iceland Monitor

Reykjavik Energy: Green Bond Offering on September 30th - GlobeNewswireReykjavik Energy: Green Bond Offering on September 30th  GlobeNewswire

Glacier Returns Fragments of Flying Fortress - Iceland MonitorGlacier Returns Fragments of Flying Fortress  Iceland Monitor

First look: Iceland's spellbinding journey to the edge of the world - Telegraph.co.ukFirst look: Iceland's spellbinding journey to the edge of the world  Telegraph.co.uk

4 Icelandic innovation in US dairy - DairyReporter.com4 Icelandic innovation in US dairy  DairyReporter.com

Exploring Iceland's Volcanoes and Glacier Caves - Red BullExploring Iceland's Volcanoes and Glacier Caves  Red Bull

'Njal's Saga' to Be Completed Tonight - Iceland Monitor'Njal's Saga' to Be Completed Tonight  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Radio Theatre Launches Winter Program - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Radio Theatre Launches Winter Program  Reykjavk Grapevine

Earthquake in North Iceland Leaves People Shaken - Iceland MonitorEarthquake in North Iceland Leaves People Shaken  Iceland Monitor

Icelandic Travel Industry 'Paralyzed' until Christmas - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Travel Industry 'Paralyzed' until Christmas  Iceland Monitor

Will Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow? - Iceland MonitorWill Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow?  Iceland Monitor

Record Number of Coronavirus Tests Possible Today - Iceland MonitorRecord Number of Coronavirus Tests Possible Today  Iceland Monitor

Greece, Italy, Iceland and Denmark On the Edge of being added to the UKs quarantine List - Euro Weekly NewsGreece, Italy, Iceland and Denmark On the Edge of being added to the UKs quarantine List  Euro Weekly News

Big-Breasted Jesus Causes Controversy - Iceland MonitorBig-Breasted Jesus Causes Controversy  Iceland Monitor

Iceland creates 3,000 new jobs to cope with online grocery demand - The GuardianIceland creates 3,000 new jobs to cope with online grocery demand  The Guardian

From Iceland A Bad Year for the Icelandic Krna? - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland A Bad Year for the Icelandic Krna?  Reykjavk Grapevine

Humoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland | NEJM - nejm.orgHumoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland | NEJM  nejm.org

Waves Send Rocks Rolling in Reykjavk: Video - Iceland MonitorWaves Send Rocks Rolling in Reykjavk: Video  Iceland Monitor

Pubs and Nightclubs in Capital Area Closed this Weekend - Iceland MonitorPubs and Nightclubs in Capital Area Closed this Weekend  Iceland Monitor

Critical Moment for Icelandair - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorCritical Moment for Icelandair - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Iceland Has Very Good News About Coronavirus Immunity - BloombergIceland Has Very Good News About Coronavirus Immunity  Bloomberg

Iceland's Scarily Spicy range promises to be UK's hottest supermarket food - Lincolnshire LiveIceland's Scarily Spicy range promises to be UK's hottest supermarket food  Lincolnshire Live

COVID-19 Cases at University of Iceland - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorCOVID-19 Cases at University of Iceland - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Holidays: This country could be next on quarantine list after case rate more than doubles - ExpressHolidays: This country could be next on quarantine list after case rate more than doubles  Express

Coronavirus: Iceland, Denmark issue new restrictions for bars but in 2 different ways - Global NewsCoronavirus: Iceland, Denmark issue new restrictions for bars but in 2 different ways  Global News

Iceland surpasses Britain's quarantine threshold as case rate doubles overnight - The TelegraphIceland surpasses Britain's quarantine threshold as case rate doubles overnight  The Telegraph

'Virus hunters' explore Iceland's geothermal hot springs for solutions - Euronews'Virus hunters' explore Iceland's geothermal hot springs for solutions  Euronews

More than 300 Grade School Students in Quarantine - Iceland MonitorMore than 300 Grade School Students in Quarantine  Iceland Monitor

Rise in cases pushes Denmark and Iceland closer to quarantine - The TelegraphRise in cases pushes Denmark and Iceland closer to quarantine  The Telegraph

Food recall: Morrisons, Asda and Iceland recall products over serious health risks - ExpressFood recall: Morrisons, Asda and Iceland recall products over serious health risks  Express

COVID-19 in Iceland: Contact Tracing is Key to Taming Third Wave - IcelandReviewCOVID-19 in Iceland: Contact Tracing is Key to Taming Third Wave  IcelandReview

Haze from US Wildfires Moves Toward Iceland - Iceland MonitorHaze from US Wildfires Moves Toward Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Chris Burkards New Film, Unnur An Icelandic Surf Saga - Surfline.com Surf NewsChris Burkards New Film, Unnur An Icelandic Surf Saga  Surfline.com Surf News

England reporter notebook: Iceland coronavirus restrictions means very early arrival - Sky SportsEngland reporter notebook: Iceland coronavirus restrictions means very early arrival  Sky Sports

Iceland challenges supermarket rivals to publish 'plastic footprint' - BBC NewsIceland challenges supermarket rivals to publish 'plastic footprint'  BBC News

Icelandair Group hf.: New Market Making Agreement Iceland Stock Exchange:ICEAIR - GlobeNewswireIcelandair Group hf.: New Market Making Agreement Iceland Stock Exchange:ICEAIR  GlobeNewswire

Face time: Iceland's Richard Walker on retail's plastic addiction - Retail WeekFace time: Iceland's Richard Walker on retail's plastic addiction  Retail Week

Capelin Spotted East of Greenland - IcelandReviewCapelin Spotted East of Greenland  IcelandReview

Reykjavik Energy: Planned bond issuance Iceland Stock Exchange:OR - GlobeNewswireReykjavik Energy: Planned bond issuance Iceland Stock Exchange:OR  GlobeNewswire

No Major Impact on Iceland's Environment - Iceland MonitorNo Major Impact on Iceland's Environment  Iceland Monitor

Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper Alex Rnarsson from Dijon - The GuardianArsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper Alex Rnarsson from Dijon  The Guardian

What Britain can learn from Iceland's airport testing strategy - Telegraph.co.ukWhat Britain can learn from Iceland's airport testing strategy  Telegraph.co.uk

Brexit: Seven things changing in January and others that remain unresolved - BBC NewsBrexit: Seven things changing in January and others that remain unresolved  BBC News

Landsvirkjun successfully issues Green Bonds in the US Private Placement market - GlobeNewswireLandsvirkjun successfully issues Green Bonds in the US Private Placement market  GlobeNewswire

skyn ICELAND Launches Arctic Repair Cream - PRNewswireskyn ICELAND Launches Arctic Repair Cream  PRNewswire

From Iceland Strong Icelandic Female Spirit In Three-And-A-Half Books - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Strong Icelandic Female Spirit In Three-And-A-Half Books  Reykjavk Grapevine

Food recall: Tesco, Sainsburys, Iceland and SPAR recall products over health risk fears - ExpressFood recall: Tesco, Sainsburys, Iceland and SPAR recall products over health risk fears  Express

Palliative Care Services to be Expanded in South Iceland - IcelandReviewPalliative Care Services to be Expanded in South Iceland  IcelandReview

Iceland vs. England - Football Match Report - September 5, 2020 - ESPNIceland vs. England - Football Match Report - September 5, 2020  ESPN

COVID-19 in Iceland: Case Numbers Drop Domestically, Rise at the Border - IcelandReviewCOVID-19 in Iceland: Case Numbers Drop Domestically, Rise at the Border  IcelandReview

covid travel news iceland denmark quarantine half term corridors - Telegraph.co.ukcovid travel news iceland denmark quarantine half term corridors  Telegraph.co.uk

Iceland forced to run through the options and hope they will click - The GuardianIceland forced to run through the options and hope they will click  The Guardian

Product recalls from Sainsbury's, Greggs, Iceland, Lidl, Co-op and SPAR - Derbyshire LiveProduct recalls from Sainsbury's, Greggs, Iceland, Lidl, Co-op and SPAR  Derbyshire Live

Flasher outside Scots Iceland store cut hole in his jeans to expose himself to woman - Daily RecordFlasher outside Scots Iceland store cut hole in his jeans to expose himself to woman  Daily Record

New Restroom Facility by Dettifoss - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorNew Restroom Facility by Dettifoss - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

AI powered laundry on demand service aims to revolutionize how laundry is done in Iceland - Virtual-Strategy MagazineAI powered laundry on demand service aims to revolutionize how laundry is done in Iceland  Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Jet2 announces new winter holiday cancellations with trips to Iceland axed - MyLondonJet2 announces new winter holiday cancellations with trips to Iceland axed  MyLondon

Coronavirus: Germany and Iceland look set to be taken off green list - The Irish TimesCoronavirus: Germany and Iceland look set to be taken off green list  The Irish Times

Will COVID-19 be a game changer in our relationship with meat? - ReutersWill COVID-19 be a game changer in our relationship with meat?  Reuters

Trapped Season 3: Filming Begins in North Iceland - IcelandReviewTrapped Season 3: Filming Begins in North Iceland  IcelandReview

Flasher jailed in Edinburgh after 'pleasuring himself' to shocked shopper outside Leith Iceland - Edinburgh LiveFlasher jailed in Edinburgh after 'pleasuring himself' to shocked shopper outside Leith Iceland  Edinburgh Live

Coronavirus: Morrisons and Iceland hire thousands - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Morrisons and Iceland hire thousands  BBC News

From Iceland Many Queer Youth Subjected To Bullying In Schools - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Many Queer Youth Subjected To Bullying In Schools  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland founder bags a bargain in 50m supermarket buyout - Sky NewsIceland founder bags a bargain in 50m supermarket buyout  Sky News

Iceland Foods Limited 2020 - Understand the Potential COVID-19 Impact on Iceland's Q4 20 and FY 21 LFL Sales Growth and Broader Financial Performance - PRNewswireIceland Foods Limited 2020 - Understand the Potential COVID-19 Impact on Iceland's Q4 20 and FY 21 LFL Sales Growth and Broader Financial Performance  PRNewswire

From Iceland RVK Newscast #27: Broken Ice And Banned Educational Video - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland RVK Newscast #27: Broken Ice And Banned Educational Video  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Quarantine Done Right - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Quarantine Done Right  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland This Week's Weather Forecast: A Warm Weekend Ahead - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland This Week's Weather Forecast: A Warm Weekend Ahead  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Hunting For Mythical Creatures In The Furthest North - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Hunting For Mythical Creatures In The Furthest North  Reykjavk Grapevine

Belgium vs Iceland Nations League preview: where to watch, team news - UEFA.comBelgium vs Iceland Nations League preview: where to watch, team news  UEFA.com

How to get 15 off new TGI Friday's range at Iceland - Cheshire LiveHow to get 15 off new TGI Friday's range at Iceland  Cheshire Live

Prime Minister and Health Minister Test Negative for COVID-19 - IcelandReviewPrime Minister and Health Minister Test Negative for COVID-19  IcelandReview

Earth from Space: Vatnajkull, Iceland - Space RefEarth from Space: Vatnajkull, Iceland  Space Ref

From Iceland Multiple Icelandair Flights Cancelled - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Multiple Icelandair Flights Cancelled  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland RIFF & Chill: The Reykjavk International Film Festival Goes Digital - Hybrid - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland RIFF & Chill: The Reykjavk International Film Festival Goes Digital - Hybrid  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandic stunner reveals Phil Foden left hotel bedroom VERY happy after England star spent night with her - The SunIcelandic stunner reveals Phil Foden left hotel bedroom VERY happy after England star spent night with her  The Sun

From Iceland RVK Newscast #28: Infections Quickly Rising And Crashing Waves In The City - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland RVK Newscast #28: Infections Quickly Rising And Crashing Waves In The City  Reykjavk Grapevine