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
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Shaken by 18,000 quakes in over a week, Iceland braces for 800-year dormant volcano to erupt - ThePrint
  1. Shaken by 18,000 quakes in over a week, Iceland braces for 800-year dormant volcano to erupt  ThePrint
  2. 17,000 quakes hit Iceland in a week  Times of India
  3. Iceland records 17,000 earthquakes over the past week; country now braces for potential volcanic eruption  Times Now
  4. A "swarm" of over 20,000 earthquakes has rocked Iceland in the past 10 days and it could spark a volcanic eruption  CBS News
  5. A swarm of earthquakes shakes Iceland. Are volcanic eruptions next?  National Geographic
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2020 Global Peace Index | Iceland maintains most peaceful country in the world title; see the top 10... - Moneycontrol.com2020 Global Peace Index | Iceland maintains most peaceful country in the world title; see the top 10...  Moneycontrol.com

Only Those Vaccinated With COVID-19 Vaccines Approved by EMA or WHO Can Enter Iceland Restriction-Free - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comOnly Those Vaccinated With COVID-19 Vaccines Approved by EMA or WHO Can Enter Iceland Restriction-Free - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Iceland's COVID-19 Incidence Remains Unique - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorIceland's COVID-19 Incidence Remains Unique - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Heres how Riots offline League and Valorant competitions landed in Iceland - The Washington PostHeres how Riots offline League and Valorant competitions landed in Iceland  The Washington Post

Iceland appoints STJ Advisors as financial advisor for Islandsbanki IPO - ReutersIceland appoints STJ Advisors as financial advisor for Islandsbanki IPO  Reuters

From Iceland How to Pronounce Icelandic Volcano: rinsskjaldarhraun - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland How to Pronounce Icelandic Volcano: rinsskjaldarhraun  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Icelandic Police Fine Arriving Passenger For Quarantine Breach - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Icelandic Police Fine Arriving Passenger For Quarantine Breach  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland's New Ice Lollies Based On Sweet Shop Sweets Are Making Us So Hyped For Spring - Delish.comIceland's New Ice Lollies Based On Sweet Shop Sweets Are Making Us So Hyped For Spring  Delish.com

Para alpine skier Hilmar Orvarsson blazing path for Iceland at Winter Games - International Paralympic CommitteePara alpine skier Hilmar Orvarsson blazing path for Iceland at Winter Games  International Paralympic Committee

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 1.6 Km W of Keilir, Iceland, on Sunday, 28 Feb 2021 7:01 pm (GMT +0) - 143 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 1.6 Km W of Keilir, Iceland, on Sunday, 28 Feb 2021 7:01 pm (GMT +0) - 143 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 23 km northwest of Vik, Iceland - VolcanoDiscoveryModerate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 23 km northwest of Vik, Iceland  VolcanoDiscovery

Iceland Is Getting Ready to Re-Welcome Tourists - Fodor's TravelIceland Is Getting Ready to Re-Welcome Tourists  Fodor's Travel

Continuing quakes as the tectonic plates splitting Iceland move - VolcanoDiscoveryContinuing quakes as the tectonic plates splitting Iceland move  VolcanoDiscovery

The Icelandic Startup Transforming Carbon Dioxide Into Stone - Financial PostThe Icelandic Startup Transforming Carbon Dioxide Into Stone  Financial Post

Iceland will Allow Vaccinated Travellers to Skip Test and Quarantine - Outlook IndiaIceland will Allow Vaccinated Travellers to Skip Test and Quarantine  Outlook India

From Iceland Iceland's Possible Volcano Titled rinsskjaldarhraun: A News Anchor's Nightmare - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Iceland's Possible Volcano Titled rinsskjaldarhraun: A News Anchor's Nightmare  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Gender Division In The Economy Is Still High - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Gender Division In The Economy Is Still High  Reykjavk Grapevine

Basingstoke will be colder than Iceland on Sunday (but the sunshine is sticking around) - Basingstoke GazetteBasingstoke will be colder than Iceland on Sunday (but the sunshine is sticking around)  Basingstoke Gazette

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 8.0 Km N of Hrmundartindi, Iceland, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 5:16 pm (GMT +0) - 1 user experience report - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 8.0 Km N of Hrmundartindi, Iceland, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 5:16 pm (GMT +0) - 1 user experience report  VolcanoDiscovery

Do Not Rule Out Chance of Eruption - Iceland MonitorDo Not Rule Out Chance of Eruption  Iceland Monitor

Quake info: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 3.0 Km S of Hella, Iceland, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0) - 215 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 3.0 Km S of Hella, Iceland, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0) - 215 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Sleeping Volcano - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSleeping Volcano - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Meet Bala Kamallakharan, managing director at Iceland Venture Studio - VatorNewsMeet Bala Kamallakharan, managing director at Iceland Venture Studio  VatorNews

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 3.0 Km SW of Keilir, Iceland, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 4:03 am (GMT +0) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 3.0 Km SW of Keilir, Iceland, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 4:03 am (GMT +0)  VolcanoDiscovery

Series of Earthquakes Hits Southwest Iceland - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSeries of Earthquakes Hits Southwest Iceland - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Pfizer Herd Immunity Study Stymied by Iceland's Wins Over Covid - BloombergPfizer Herd Immunity Study Stymied by Iceland's Wins Over Covid  Bloomberg

Stricter Border Measures in Iceland as of Friday - Iceland MonitorStricter Border Measures in Iceland as of Friday  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Twitter Opens A New Office In Reykjavk - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Twitter Opens A New Office In Reykjavk  Reykjavk Grapevine

Swarm of Earthquakes Continues - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSwarm of Earthquakes Continues - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Icelandic pension system now holds twice the amount of annual GDP - IPE.comIcelandic pension system now holds twice the amount of annual GDP  IPE.com

Icelandic Bank Is First To Provide Customers With New Carbon Footprint Tracker - ForbesIcelandic Bank Is First To Provide Customers With New Carbon Footprint Tracker  Forbes

Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 81 km southeast of Akureyri, Iceland early morning - VolcanoDiscoveryModerate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 81 km southeast of Akureyri, Iceland early morning  VolcanoDiscovery

Southwest Iceland Continues to Tremble - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSouthwest Iceland Continues to Tremble - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Skeljungur hf.: Reduction of share capital Iceland Stock Exchange:SKEL - GlobeNewswireSkeljungur hf.: Reduction of share capital Iceland Stock Exchange:SKEL  GlobeNewswire

On United States - Iceland Strategic Dialogue - Mirage NewsOn United States - Iceland Strategic Dialogue  Mirage News

Iceland's COVID-19 Situation Is Unique - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorIceland's COVID-19 Situation Is Unique - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland 90% Of Music Sales In Iceland Through Spotify - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland 90% Of Music Sales In Iceland Through Spotify  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Five Tourists Were Sent Out Of Iceland Today - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Five Tourists Were Sent Out Of Iceland Today  Reykjavk Grapevine

The Food Warehouse to open at Oxford Retail Park + Burger King plans to open another drive thru lane - Oxford MailThe Food Warehouse to open at Oxford Retail Park + Burger King plans to open another drive thru lane  Oxford Mail

I compared Iceland and Aldis 'Big Daddy' rump steaks and one came out on top' - My LondonI compared Iceland and Aldis 'Big Daddy' rump steaks and one came out on top'  My London

From Iceland Discussion About Criminal Groups May Lead To Prejudice Against Immigrants - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Discussion About Criminal Groups May Lead To Prejudice Against Immigrants  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland boss says potholes and litter make Cheshire West look like 'third world country' - Cheshire LiveIceland boss says potholes and litter make Cheshire West look like 'third world country'  Cheshire Live

From Iceland And The Hits Keep Coming And They Don't Stop Coming: More Earthquakes Today - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland And The Hits Keep Coming And They Don't Stop Coming: More Earthquakes Today  Reykjavk Grapevine

Riot has no plans to change MSI for now, says it trusts expertise of Icelandic authorities - Dot EsportsRiot has no plans to change MSI for now, says it trusts expertise of Icelandic authorities  Dot Esports

Seismic Activity Increases Again - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSeismic Activity Increases Again - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Skeljungur hf.: Results of Skeljungurs AGM 2021 Iceland Stock Exchange:SKEL - GlobeNewswireSkeljungur hf.: Results of Skeljungurs AGM 2021 Iceland Stock Exchange:SKEL  GlobeNewswire

Weakening of Atlantic Currents Could Cool Iceland's Climate - IcelandReviewWeakening of Atlantic Currents Could Cool Iceland's Climate  IcelandReview

Icelandic State Acknowledges Fair Trial Violations in Banking Collapse Convictions - IcelandReviewIcelandic State Acknowledges Fair Trial Violations in Banking Collapse Convictions  IcelandReview

Lidl and Iceland rated worst for Covid-safe shopping - Evening StandardLidl and Iceland rated worst for Covid-safe shopping  Evening Standard

Icelandair Group hf.: Candidates for the Board of Directors of Icelandair Group at the AGM on 12 March 2021 - GlobeNewswireIcelandair Group hf.: Candidates for the Board of Directors of Icelandair Group at the AGM on 12 March 2021  GlobeNewswire

Dundee University scientists' landmark study into Iceland's deadly volcanic haar of 1783 - The CourierDundee University scientists' landmark study into Iceland's deadly volcanic haar of 1783  The Courier

Iceland Foods founder backs Cheshire anti-litter campaign - Northwich GuardianIceland Foods founder backs Cheshire anti-litter campaign  Northwich Guardian

Met Eireann warn Iceland weather system bringing unusual conditions to Ireland - Irish MirrorMet Eireann warn Iceland weather system bringing unusual conditions to Ireland  Irish Mirror

Iceland's 'COVID-19 passport' offers preview of debate over post-vaccine travel - CBC.caIceland's 'COVID-19 passport' offers preview of debate over post-vaccine travel  CBC.ca

Icelandic bean-to-bar business Omnom releases alternative Easter treat - Confectionery ProductionIcelandic bean-to-bar business Omnom releases alternative Easter treat  Confectionery Production

Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland, Waitrose, Co-op supermarket opening times - Cambridgeshire LiveTesco, Aldi, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland, Waitrose, Co-op supermarket opening times  Cambridgeshire Live

From Iceland Earthquake Roundup: Most Likely That Quakes Stop Without Eruption - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Earthquake Roundup: Most Likely That Quakes Stop Without Eruption  Reykjavk Grapevine

'God tier' Iceland Biscoff treat that's got hundreds of people talking - Liverpool Echo'God tier' Iceland Biscoff treat that's got hundreds of people talking  Liverpool Echo

'I tried Iceland and Greggs sausage rolls in a blind taste test and there's one I'll never eat again' - My London'I tried Iceland and Greggs sausage rolls in a blind taste test and there's one I'll never eat again'  My London

Iceland director sacked after Welsh language jibes - BBC NewsIceland director sacked after Welsh language jibes  BBC News

'Iceland is not Tesco' says boss Richard Walker as he defends keeping 40m Covid rates relief cash - Business Live'Iceland is not Tesco' says boss Richard Walker as he defends keeping 40m Covid rates relief cash  Business Live

Hundreds Of Quakes Recorded In Southwest Iceland; No Signs Of Impending Volcanic Eruption - Reykjavk GrapevineHundreds Of Quakes Recorded In Southwest Iceland; No Signs Of Impending Volcanic Eruption  Reykjavk Grapevine

Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Lidl and Iceland and more ranked from least to most Covid-safe by shoppers - Lancs LiveTesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Lidl and Iceland and more ranked from least to most Covid-safe by shoppers  Lancs Live

The face of nuisance shoplifter banned from Iceland, Costcutters and a petrol station - Teesside LiveThe face of nuisance shoplifter banned from Iceland, Costcutters and a petrol station  Teesside Live

New Iceland has opened in St Austell - Cornwall LiveNew Iceland has opened in St Austell  Cornwall Live

Icelandic fishing town casts sparkly net for Eurovision fame - Yahoo News CanadaIcelandic fishing town casts sparkly net for Eurovision fame  Yahoo News Canada

'Are the Welsh odd?' asks travel writer over Iceland PR director sacking - Nation.Cymru'Are the Welsh odd?' asks travel writer over Iceland PR director sacking  Nation.Cymru

'Anything goes for the Icelandic chicken:' Biology professor talks homesteading and raising chickens at Mossey Library lecture - Hillsdale Collegian'Anything goes for the Icelandic chicken:' Biology professor talks homesteading and raising chickens at Mossey Library lecture  Hillsdale Collegian

Government issues Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Iceland, M&S, Aldi, and Lidl face mask rule update - Kent LiveGovernment issues Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Iceland, M&S, Aldi, and Lidl face mask rule update  Kent Live

Boffins studying impact of 18th century Icelandic volcanic eruption which led to YELLOW SNOW in Scotland - The Scottish SunBoffins studying impact of 18th century Icelandic volcanic eruption which led to YELLOW SNOW in Scotland  The Scottish Sun

New Star Wars: The High Republic Villain Name Translates To "Boys" In Icelandic - Bounding Into ComicsNew Star Wars: The High Republic Villain Name Translates To "Boys" In Icelandic  Bounding Into Comics

Iceland is here to help you ditch doomscrolling - HappytripsIceland is here to help you ditch doomscrolling  Happytrips

Iceland closes bars, gyms again to curb coronavirus spread - Reuters IndiaIceland closes bars, gyms again to curb coronavirus spread  Reuters India

How Iceland hammered COVID with science News Feature - Nature.comHow Iceland hammered COVID with science News Feature  Nature.com

BBC Weather: Fog to blanket UK as Icelandic cold front brings in bitter temperature plunge - Daily ExpressBBC Weather: Fog to blanket UK as Icelandic cold front brings in bitter temperature plunge  Daily Express

Iceland is living it up post lockdown, know why - HappytripsIceland is living it up post lockdown, know why  Happytrips

How Iceland Is Rethinking Tourism for the Long Haul - Cond Nast TravelerHow Iceland Is Rethinking Tourism for the Long Haul  Cond Nast Traveler

Destinations that make Iceland a unique country - HappytripsDestinations that make Iceland a unique country  Happytrips

Iceland is gearing up to welcome tourists by June 15 - Economic TimesIceland is gearing up to welcome tourists by June 15  Economic Times

Iceland to ease some restrictions after Covid-19 cases drop - Hindustan TimesIceland to ease some restrictions after Covid-19 cases drop  Hindustan Times

Iceland Travel Guidelines Eased: People With COVID History Can Skip Quarantine And Testing - India.comIceland Travel Guidelines Eased: People With COVID History Can Skip Quarantine And Testing  India.com

Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback - The New York TimesIceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback  The New York Times

Iceland Introduces Long-Term Visa for non-EU/EEA Teleworkers - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comIceland Introduces Long-Term Visa for non-EU/EEA Teleworkers - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

How Iceland is planning to reopen its tourism industry - World Economic ForumHow Iceland is planning to reopen its tourism industry  World Economic Forum

Can Iceland survive another crisis? - Observer Research FoundationCan Iceland survive another crisis?  Observer Research Foundation

Iceland hit by thousands of quakes and threat of volcanic eruption - The Indian ExpressIceland hit by thousands of quakes and threat of volcanic eruption  The Indian Express

Gunnarsson: Iceland still have the same hunger - FIFA.comGunnarsson: Iceland still have the same hunger  FIFA.com

Iceland Has a Request for Disney+: More Icelandic, Please - The New York TimesIceland Has a Request for Disney+: More Icelandic, Please  The New York Times

From Uttarakhand to Reykjavik, India`s medicines reach Iceland - WIONFrom Uttarakhand to Reykjavik, India`s medicines reach Iceland  WION

Iceland will allow vaccinated travelers to bypass testing and quarantine - Lonely Planet Travel NewsIceland will allow vaccinated travelers to bypass testing and quarantine  Lonely Planet Travel News

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

Northern Lights, Viking sagas and a penis museum: A guide to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik - ABC NewsNorthern Lights, Viking sagas and a penis museum: A guide to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik  ABC News

Iceland Offers Tests for Travellers Arriving From June 15 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comIceland Offers Tests for Travellers Arriving From June 15 - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Volcanoes, glaciers, bookworms: 5 things to know about Iceland - LivemintVolcanoes, glaciers, bookworms: 5 things to know about Iceland  Livemint

Iceland Is Using Its Pandemic Downtime to Improve Its Roads, Parks, and Natural Wonders - Travel + LeisureIceland Is Using Its Pandemic Downtime to Improve Its Roads, Parks, and Natural Wonders  Travel + Leisure

Iceland Is Reopening to Tourists but Only Those Who Make at Least $88,000 a Year - Travel + LeisureIceland Is Reopening to Tourists but Only Those Who Make at Least $88,000 a Year  Travel + Leisure

Behold The Next Blue Lagoon: One Of The Many Reasons Were Dreaming About Iceland Right Now - ForbesBehold The Next Blue Lagoon: One Of The Many Reasons Were Dreaming About Iceland Right Now  Forbes

Two beluga whales relocated to Iceland after spending a decade in captivity in China - The Indian ExpressTwo beluga whales relocated to Iceland after spending a decade in captivity in China  The Indian Express

What could happen if you go for a walk in Iceland? You might just bump into PMsee viral video - The Indian ExpressWhat could happen if you go for a walk in Iceland? You might just bump into PMsee viral video  The Indian Express