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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Iceland stands by Lucifer name ban - BBC NewsIceland stands by Lucifer name ban  BBC News

"Hundreds" of Iceland jobs at risk amid management review - Retail Gazette"Hundreds" of Iceland jobs at risk amid management review  Retail Gazette

Jobs at risk as Iceland launches review of management structure - City A.M.Jobs at risk as Iceland launches review of management structure  City A.M.

Iceland's most beautiful places which you will want to visit immediately - Mirror OnlineIceland's most beautiful places which you will want to visit immediately  Mirror Online

Stuck in Iceland, Passengers Knew Who to Contact - COLlive - Chabad NewsStuck in Iceland, Passengers Knew Who to Contact  COLlive - Chabad News

Blue Lagoon Reviews Contingency Plan - Iceland MonitorBlue Lagoon Reviews Contingency Plan  Iceland Monitor

Icelandic volcano is showing signs of a potential eruption - Daily MailIcelandic volcano is showing signs of a potential eruption  Daily Mail

Iceland Ranks 11th on Corruption Index - Iceland MonitorIceland Ranks 11th on Corruption Index  Iceland Monitor

Should Yellow Alert Require Cancelation? - Iceland MonitorShould Yellow Alert Require Cancelation?  Iceland Monitor

Has Iceland Declared Religion As A Mental Disorder? - BOOMHas Iceland Declared Religion As A Mental Disorder?  BOOM

Nicaragua and Iceland to cooperate on geothermal training - ThinkGeoEnergyNicaragua and Iceland to cooperate on geothermal training  ThinkGeoEnergy

KUMZITS IN THE AIRPORT: Flight With Jews Makes Emergency Landing In Iceland Due To Unruly Passenger [VIDEO] - Yeshiva World NewsKUMZITS IN THE AIRPORT: Flight With Jews Makes Emergency Landing In Iceland Due To Unruly Passenger [VIDEO]  Yeshiva World News

Did Iceland Declare 'All Religions Are Mental Disorders'? - Snopes.comDid Iceland Declare 'All Religions Are Mental Disorders'?  Snopes.com

Iceland launches review of its management structure - Retail SectorIceland launches review of its management structure  Retail Sector

In Iceland, composer and Polish Carmelite sisters turn saints' poetry into music - Global Sisters ReportIn Iceland, composer and Polish Carmelite sisters turn saints' poetry into music  Global Sisters Report

Supermarket Iceland prepares to cut jobs as it wrestles with heavy debt pile - Telegraph.co.ukSupermarket Iceland prepares to cut jobs as it wrestles with heavy debt pile  Telegraph.co.uk

No, Iceland Hasn't Actually Declared All Religions As Mental Health Disorders - ScoopWhoopNo, Iceland Hasn't Actually Declared All Religions As Mental Health Disorders  ScoopWhoop

Chinese tourists found dead by 1973 Iceland plane crash site - BBC NewsChinese tourists found dead by 1973 Iceland plane crash site  BBC News

Coronavirus Contingency Plan Activated - IcelandReviewCoronavirus Contingency Plan Activated  IcelandReview

Expecting 130000 Chinese Tourists - Iceland MonitorExpecting 130000 Chinese Tourists  Iceland Monitor

Iceland issues urgent food recall over serious allergy fears - do you have affected item? - ExpressIceland issues urgent food recall over serious allergy fears - do you have affected item?  Express

Hidden Danger in the Highlands - Iceland MonitorHidden Danger in the Highlands  Iceland Monitor

Tesco, Asda, B&M and Iceland are urgently recalling these foods - Wales OnlineTesco, Asda, B&M and Iceland are urgently recalling these foods  Wales Online

Three Serious Accidents in Two Days - Iceland MonitorThree Serious Accidents in Two Days  Iceland Monitor

Iceland shoppers rave about the supermarkets 2 nuggets that taste just like McDonalds - The SunIceland shoppers rave about the supermarkets 2 nuggets that taste just like McDonalds  The Sun

Iceland 18th on Human Freedom Index - Iceland MonitorIceland 18th on Human Freedom Index  Iceland Monitor

Tesco, Iceland, Sainsbury's and Morrisons are urgently recalling these products - Wales OnlineTesco, Iceland, Sainsbury's and Morrisons are urgently recalling these products  Wales Online

Holocaust Remembered in Iceland For the First Time - COLlive - Chabad NewsHolocaust Remembered in Iceland For the First Time  COLlive - Chabad News

Iceland Didnt Hunt Any Whales in 2019 and Public Appetite for Whale Meat Is Fading - EcoWatchIceland Didnt Hunt Any Whales in 2019 and Public Appetite for Whale Meat Is Fading  EcoWatch

Tourists found dead at Iceland plane wreck made popular by social media - Telegraph.co.ukTourists found dead at Iceland plane wreck made popular by social media  Telegraph.co.uk

Foreign-Born Residents About 14% Of Iceland, Varies Greatly From Region To Region - Reykjavk GrapevineForeign-Born Residents About 14% Of Iceland, Varies Greatly From Region To Region  Reykjavk Grapevine

Young Chinese Couple Found Dead Near Iconic Iceland Photo Spot - PetaPixelYoung Chinese Couple Found Dead Near Iconic Iceland Photo Spot  PetaPixel

Cars Freeze to Road in South Iceland - Iceland MonitorCars Freeze to Road in South Iceland  Iceland Monitor

"No Travel Weather," Icelandic Met Office Stresses - IcelandReview"No Travel Weather," Icelandic Met Office Stresses  IcelandReview

The winter wonders of Iceland - Iceland MagazineThe winter wonders of Iceland  Iceland Magazine

The Cheapest Time to Go to Iceland - Guide to Iceland NowThe Cheapest Time to Go to Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

New Species of Red Algae Discovered in Iceland - IcelandReviewNew Species of Red Algae Discovered in Iceland  IcelandReview

Chinese Couple Died of Hypothermia - Iceland MonitorChinese Couple Died of Hypothermia  Iceland Monitor

No Travel Advised Tomorrow in Large Part of Iceland - Iceland MonitorNo Travel Advised Tomorrow in Large Part of Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Mountaineers of Iceland Admits Mistake - IcelandReviewMountaineers of Iceland Admits Mistake  IcelandReview

Best Luxury Hotels In Iceland 2020 - The Luxury EditorBest Luxury Hotels In Iceland 2020  The Luxury Editor

Flights to Iceland Just Dropped to $303 Round Trip - ThrillistFlights to Iceland Just Dropped to $303 Round Trip  Thrillist

Two Earthquakes on Reykjanes Ridge Overnight - Iceland MonitorTwo Earthquakes on Reykjanes Ridge Overnight  Iceland Monitor

Iceland recalls vegan chocolate puddings over fears they contain milk - The SunIceland recalls vegan chocolate puddings over fears they contain milk  The Sun

Vegan chocolate urgently recalled by Iceland with shoppers offered full refunds - Birmingham LiveVegan chocolate urgently recalled by Iceland with shoppers offered full refunds  Birmingham Live

Did Iceland declare All religions are mental disorders? Satirical news stirs controversy - Republic World - Republic WorldDid Iceland declare All religions are mental disorders? Satirical news stirs controversy - Republic World  Republic World

Aim to Close 2,500-Year-Old Cave in North Iceland - IcelandReviewAim to Close 2,500-Year-Old Cave in North Iceland  IcelandReview

Arion Bank: Transactions in relation to a share buyback programme - GlobeNewswireArion Bank: Transactions in relation to a share buyback programme  GlobeNewswire

National Museum among Europe's Top 12 - Iceland MonitorNational Museum among Europe's Top 12  Iceland Monitor

Nineteen-year-old suffers facial injuries after assault outside Iceland - Irvine TimesNineteen-year-old suffers facial injuries after assault outside Iceland  Irvine Times

Tesco, Asda, Lidl, Iceland and Morrisons urgently recall popular foods including Doritos and Pot Noodles - Essex LiveTesco, Asda, Lidl, Iceland and Morrisons urgently recall popular foods including Doritos and Pot Noodles  Essex Live

Icelandic langoustine catches to shrink even further in 2020 - Undercurrent NewsIcelandic langoustine catches to shrink even further in 2020  Undercurrent News

Icelanders Knit for Australian Animals - IcelandReviewIcelanders Knit for Australian Animals  IcelandReview

WHALES IN ICELAND! Everything you need to know! - Reykjavk GrapevineWHALES IN ICELAND! Everything you need to know!  Reykjavk Grapevine

39 Tourists in Iceland Rescued From Glacier After Snowmobiling During Blizzard - Travel+Leisure39 Tourists in Iceland Rescued From Glacier After Snowmobiling During Blizzard  Travel+Leisure

Iceland Bans Or Restricts These Religious Practices - PatheosIceland Bans Or Restricts These Religious Practices  Patheos

Urgent recall - Iceland vegan chocolate pudding may contain milk - GazetteUrgent recall - Iceland vegan chocolate pudding may contain milk  Gazette

Iceland reveals 10 national finalist hopefuls for Sngvakeppnin 2020 - Eurovision.tvIceland reveals 10 national finalist hopefuls for Sngvakeppnin 2020  Eurovision.tv

Most Flights at KEF Airport Canceled - Iceland MonitorMost Flights at KEF Airport Canceled  Iceland Monitor

Cold truth: Iceland's melting glaciers are nothing to panic about - The Spectator USACold truth: Iceland's melting glaciers are nothing to panic about  The Spectator USA

Why Domino's Pizza in Iceland, Sweden and Norway is failing - CNBCWhy Domino's Pizza in Iceland, Sweden and Norway is failing  CNBC

Spectacular Iridescent Clouds in South Iceland - Iceland MonitorSpectacular Iridescent Clouds in South Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Jobs at risk at frozen food chain Iceland stores in Cheltenham Gloucester Stroud Food Warehouse retail - Punchline GloucesterJobs at risk at frozen food chain Iceland stores in Cheltenham Gloucester Stroud Food Warehouse retail  Punchline Gloucester

Management Jobs At Iceland Under Threat - NamnewsManagement Jobs At Iceland Under Threat  Namnews

26.01.20 Three English junior titles won in Iceland and Sweden - BADMINTON England26.01.20 Three English junior titles won in Iceland and Sweden  BADMINTON England

Proud to Have Lowest Rate of Prisoners - Iceland MonitorProud to Have Lowest Rate of Prisoners  Iceland Monitor

Orkuveita Reykjavkur Market maker agreement and additional Issuance of Bonds - GlobeNewswireOrkuveita Reykjavkur Market maker agreement and additional Issuance of Bonds  GlobeNewswire

American tourists on a snowmobile tour of Icelandic glacier 'thought they were going to die' - Daily MailAmerican tourists on a snowmobile tour of Icelandic glacier 'thought they were going to die'  Daily Mail

Sainsbury's, Tesco and Iceland list urgent recalls including baby food, pesto and burgers - Devon LiveSainsbury's, Tesco and Iceland list urgent recalls including baby food, pesto and burgers  Devon Live

Iceland launch 5 meal deal for shoppers celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend - Mirror OnlineIceland launch 5 meal deal for shoppers celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend  Mirror Online

Cambodia, Philippines, Iceland emerge tourist hotspots - OnmanoramaCambodia, Philippines, Iceland emerge tourist hotspots  Onmanorama

Asda, Tesco and Iceland urgently recall products with shoppers warned not to eat them - Birmingham LiveAsda, Tesco and Iceland urgently recall products with shoppers warned not to eat them  Birmingham Live

A Krna for Your Thoughts - IcelandReviewA Krna for Your Thoughts  IcelandReview

Iceland is selling three Uncle Bens items and a wok for just 5 - The SunIceland is selling three Uncle Bens items and a wok for just 5  The Sun

Watch Expert Off-Roaders Use a Genius Strap System to Recover Sunken Dodge Ram - The DriveWatch Expert Off-Roaders Use a Genius Strap System to Recover Sunken Dodge Ram  The Drive

Hoax busted: Iceland declared all religions are mental disorders, is false - International Business Times, Singapore EditionHoax busted: Iceland declared all religions are mental disorders, is false  International Business Times, Singapore Edition

More Icelanders Seek Medical Care Abroad - Iceland MonitorMore Icelanders Seek Medical Care Abroad  Iceland Monitor

Storm Continues, North Iceland Upgraded To Orange Warning - Reykjavk GrapevineStorm Continues, North Iceland Upgraded To Orange Warning  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland's First Baby Of 2020 Is One Of The Biggest Ever - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland's First Baby Of 2020 Is One Of The Biggest Ever  Reykjavk Grapevine

Damon Albarn to Perform at Harpa in June - Iceland MonitorDamon Albarn to Perform at Harpa in June  Iceland Monitor

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ICELAND! Everything you need to know! - Reykjavk GrapevineNORTHERN LIGHTS IN ICELAND! Everything you need to know!  Reykjavk Grapevine

Group of 39 Rescued in Blizzard on Glacier - Iceland MonitorGroup of 39 Rescued in Blizzard on Glacier  Iceland Monitor

Exclusive: Bournemouth Consider Late Bid for Iceland Defender Hlmar rn Eyjlfsson - 90minExclusive: Bournemouth Consider Late Bid for Iceland Defender Hlmar rn Eyjlfsson  90min

Enjoy Today's Calm Weather? Too Bad, Another Storm Is Coming - Reykjavk GrapevineEnjoy Today's Calm Weather? Too Bad, Another Storm Is Coming  Reykjavk Grapevine

Nikki Samonas takes a hot bath in Iceland's popular Blue Lagoon which never gets cold - GhanaWebNikki Samonas takes a hot bath in Iceland's popular Blue Lagoon which never gets cold  GhanaWeb

Iceland and Tesco issue urgent product recalls - including for Cow & Gate baby food - Bristol PostIceland and Tesco issue urgent product recalls - including for Cow & Gate baby food  Bristol Post

Icelandic President to Run for Re-Election - Iceland MonitorIcelandic President to Run for Re-Election  Iceland Monitor

Icelands Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal - ReutersIcelands Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal  Reuters

Arion Bank: Share buyback program expanded in Iceland and Sweden - StreetInsider.comArion Bank: Share buyback program expanded in Iceland and Sweden  StreetInsider.com

The Top Five News Stories In Iceland Of 2019 - Reykjavk GrapevineThe Top Five News Stories In Iceland Of 2019  Reykjavk Grapevine

Most of Today's Flights Canceled - Iceland MonitorMost of Today's Flights Canceled  Iceland Monitor

Assistant Professor Released - Iceland MonitorAssistant Professor Released  Iceland Monitor

Shaping Up for A Second Season of Capelin Shortage - IcelandReviewShaping Up for A Second Season of Capelin Shortage  IcelandReview

Report claims Cherries 'contemplating launching a late bid' for Icelandic defender Hlmar rn Eyjlfsson - Bournemouth EchoReport claims Cherries 'contemplating launching a late bid' for Icelandic defender Hlmar rn Eyjlfsson  Bournemouth Echo

Hallmark's 'Love On Iceland': Everything You Need To Know - TV Shows AceHallmark's 'Love On Iceland': Everything You Need To Know  TV Shows Ace

Could It Be? A Whole Week Of Calm (Albeit Chilly) Weather? - Reykjavk GrapevineCould It Be? A Whole Week Of Calm (Albeit Chilly) Weather?  Reykjavk Grapevine

Dttir Aims to Combine the Cuisine of Iceland With Pacific Northwest Flavors. It's Not as Unique as It Sounds. - Willamette WeekDttir Aims to Combine the Cuisine of Iceland With Pacific Northwest Flavors. It's Not as Unique as It Sounds.  Willamette Week

Secrets Revealed: America Almost Stockpiled Nuclear Weapons In Iceland - The National Interest OnlineSecrets Revealed: America Almost Stockpiled Nuclear Weapons In Iceland  The National Interest Online

Wednesday Evening Through Thursday: Hope You Like Wind And Snow - Reykjavk GrapevineWednesday Evening Through Thursday: Hope You Like Wind And Snow  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland's Off-Road Trucks and SUVs Are Wilder Than Anything You've Ever Seen - The DriveIceland's Off-Road Trucks and SUVs Are Wilder Than Anything You've Ever Seen  The Drive