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
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Iceland Awaits 50000 Precious Packages - Iceland MonitorIceland Awaits 50000 Precious Packages  Iceland Monitor

Icelandic Travel Industry Could Lose ISK 260 Billion - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Travel Industry Could Lose ISK 260 Billion  Iceland Monitor

Icelandair and Government Sign Agreement - Iceland MonitorIcelandair and Government Sign Agreement  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Icelandic Government To Pay For Icelandair's Losses - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Icelandic Government To Pay For Icelandair's Losses  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Icelanders Offer Sick Farmers A Helping Hand - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Icelanders Offer Sick Farmers A Helping Hand  Reykjavk Grapevine

I flew to Iceland just before US announced travel restrictions - Insider - INSIDERI flew to Iceland just before US announced travel restrictions - Insider  INSIDER

Icelanders Adjust to Indoor Travel - Iceland MonitorIcelanders Adjust to Indoor Travel  Iceland Monitor

Deserted Streets of Reykjavk - Iceland MonitorDeserted Streets of Reykjavk  Iceland Monitor

Blue Lagoon Lays off 164 People - Iceland MonitorBlue Lagoon Lays off 164 People  Iceland Monitor

Don't Touch Your Face: Iceland - Foreign PolicyDon't Touch Your Face: Iceland  Foreign Policy

Ban on Public Gatherings Might Be Extended - Iceland MonitorBan on Public Gatherings Might Be Extended  Iceland Monitor

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 in Iceland - Iceland MonitorSlowing the Spread of COVID-19 in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland COVID-Cast #11: Iceland breaks 1000 cases and ban dividends if company get bridge loans - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-Cast #11: Iceland breaks 1000 cases and ban dividends if company get bridge loans  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland All Routes To Iceland Could Close Next Month - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland All Routes To Iceland Could Close Next Month  Reykjavk Grapevine

Wheels of Icelandic Industry Turn Slowly - Iceland MonitorWheels of Icelandic Industry Turn Slowly  Iceland Monitor

'Incredible Day' for Screening - Iceland Monitor'Incredible Day' for Screening  Iceland Monitor

Viaplay to Be Launched in Iceland - Iceland MonitorViaplay to Be Launched in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Iceland employs detective work, testing and quarantine in coronavirus fight - NBC NewsIceland employs detective work, testing and quarantine in coronavirus fight  NBC News

Icelandic Woman Dies of COVID-19 - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Woman Dies of COVID-19  Iceland Monitor

Teddy Bear Hunt Has Spread to Iceland - Iceland MonitorTeddy Bear Hunt Has Spread to Iceland  Iceland Monitor

App to Trace Movements of Infected Icelanders - Iceland MonitorApp to Trace Movements of Infected Icelanders  Iceland Monitor

Icelandic Population Increased by 2% Last Year - IcelandReviewIcelandic Population Increased by 2% Last Year  IcelandReview

Brexit fishing fear: UK hit back at illegal Icelandic claim on fishing waters in Cod War - ExpressBrexit fishing fear: UK hit back at illegal Icelandic claim on fishing waters in Cod War  Express

Herd Immunity Threshold Could Be Lowered in Iceland - Iceland MonitorHerd Immunity Threshold Could Be Lowered in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland FREAK OUT! Massive Cocaine Shortage In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland FREAK OUT! Massive Cocaine Shortage In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland has good and bad news about the coronavirus - Spectator.co.ukIceland has good and bad news about the coronavirus  Spectator.co.uk

Why Icelands approach to coronavirus testing may be better than Americas - FortuneWhy Icelands approach to coronavirus testing may be better than Americas  Fortune

Supermarket delivery slots: Information for Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Tesco, M&S, Iceland and Ocado - LancsLiveSupermarket delivery slots: Information for Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Tesco, M&S, Iceland and Ocado  LancsLive

Fewer Flights to Iceland this Year - Iceland MonitorFewer Flights to Iceland this Year  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland COVID-19: More Optimistic Future Predicted By Experts - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19: More Optimistic Future Predicted By Experts  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland: Europe's most Expensive Country - Iceland MonitorIceland: Europe's most Expensive Country  Iceland Monitor

Iceland store creates brilliant video to remind customers of new social distancing rules - Daily PostIceland store creates brilliant video to remind customers of new social distancing rules  Daily Post

Eimskip makes adjustments to its container sailing system - GlobeNewswireEimskip makes adjustments to its container sailing system  GlobeNewswire

From Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: Virtually Impossible Australian Woman Caught Virus In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: Virtually Impossible Australian Woman Caught Virus In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

Dutch rental platform HousingAnywhere acquires Rentmate to capture medium-term market in Iceland - Tech.euDutch rental platform HousingAnywhere acquires Rentmate to capture medium-term market in Iceland  Tech.eu

Discovery of 6000 Swabs at Landsptali Is Huge Relief - Iceland MonitorDiscovery of 6000 Swabs at Landsptali Is Huge Relief  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Government issues covid-19 guidelines to tourists, tour operators and restaurants in Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Government issues covid-19 guidelines to tourists, tour operators and restaurants in Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

Ventilators & Masks From Elon Musk Iceland COVID-19 Testing Electric Car Cost Tipping Point CleanTechnica Top 20 - CleanTechnicaVentilators & Masks From Elon Musk Iceland COVID-19 Testing Electric Car Cost Tipping Point CleanTechnica Top 20  CleanTechnica

From Iceland It's Time To Embrace Ugly Haircuts For The Greater Good - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland It's Time To Embrace Ugly Haircuts For The Greater Good  Reykjavk Grapevine

COVID-19 In Iceland: 330 Cases, Quarantine For All Returning Icelanders - Reykjavk GrapevineCOVID-19 In Iceland: 330 Cases, Quarantine For All Returning Icelanders  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Almost 10000 Sign Up For Reduced Employment Benefit On The First Day - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Almost 10000 Sign Up For Reduced Employment Benefit On The First Day  Reykjavk Grapevine

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Iceland: 81 - Iceland MonitorConfirmed COVID-19 Cases in Iceland: 81  Iceland Monitor

Five Icelanders Have Fully Recovered from COVID-19 - Iceland MonitorFive Icelanders Have Fully Recovered from COVID-19  Iceland Monitor

New Quarantine Rule Does not Target Tourists - Iceland MonitorNew Quarantine Rule Does not Target Tourists  Iceland Monitor

Blizzard Conditions in Most of Iceland Today - Iceland MonitorBlizzard Conditions in Most of Iceland Today  Iceland Monitor

Icelanders Are Thirsty and Ready to Lift Ten Tons - Iceland MonitorIcelanders Are Thirsty and Ready to Lift Ten Tons  Iceland Monitor

Ban on Public Gatherings in Iceland as of Monday - Iceland MonitorBan on Public Gatherings in Iceland as of Monday  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland COVID-Cast #8: First Icelandic Death, Spike In Transmission & Almost 10000 In Quarantine - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-Cast #8: First Icelandic Death, Spike In Transmission & Almost 10000 In Quarantine  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandic Government Discusses Ban on Travel to Schengen Area - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Government Discusses Ban on Travel to Schengen Area  Iceland Monitor

Iceland Unveils Historic Economic Package to Fight Crisis - BloombergIceland Unveils Historic Economic Package to Fight Crisis  Bloomberg

Iceland's first challenger bank ind moves out of stealth... - FinextraIceland's first challenger bank ind moves out of stealth...  Finextra

From Iceland Iceland To Participate In EU Travel Ban - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Iceland To Participate In EU Travel Ban  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland Tightens Gathering Ban to Minimise Group Infections - IcelandReviewIceland Tightens Gathering Ban to Minimise Group Infections  IcelandReview

From Iceland Tourists Sleeping In Valaheii Tunnel - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Tourists Sleeping In Valaheii Tunnel  Reykjavk Grapevine

Samherji Holding granted an exemption from mandatory bid obligation in Eimskip - GlobeNewswireSamherji Holding granted an exemption from mandatory bid obligation in Eimskip  GlobeNewswire

Iceland's Extensive COVID-19 Screenings Indicate Virus Is Not Yet Widespread - IcelandReviewIceland's Extensive COVID-19 Screenings Indicate Virus Is Not Yet Widespread  IcelandReview

From Iceland Fastsplaining: How the Covid-19 Came To Iceland - A Lesson To Be Learned - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Fastsplaining: How the Covid-19 Came To Iceland - A Lesson To Be Learned  Reykjavk Grapevine

Total of 180 COVID-19 Cases in Iceland - Iceland MonitorTotal of 180 COVID-19 Cases in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland COVID-Cast #10: Virus Slowing, Blue Lagoon Lay-Offs & Testing Swabs Found - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-Cast #10: Virus Slowing, Blue Lagoon Lay-Offs & Testing Swabs Found  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandic Government Presents Economic Response Package to COVID-19 Crisis - IcelandReviewIcelandic Government Presents Economic Response Package to COVID-19 Crisis  IcelandReview

Second case of Coronavirus in Iceland - Iceland MonitorSecond case of Coronavirus in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Iceland's great news about the coronavirus fatality rate - ChicagoNowIceland's great news about the coronavirus fatality rate  ChicagoNow

Three COVID-19 Cases in Iceland Traced to Denver - Iceland MonitorThree COVID-19 Cases in Iceland Traced to Denver  Iceland Monitor

What infection rates in Iceland and Australia may reveal about how COVID-19 could spread in the US - AccuWeather.comWhat infection rates in Iceland and Australia may reveal about how COVID-19 could spread in the US  AccuWeather.com

Number of COVID-19 Cases Climbs to 109 - Iceland MonitorNumber of COVID-19 Cases Climbs to 109  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Patient Infected With Two Strains of COVID-19 In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Patient Infected With Two Strains of COVID-19 In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Strt Reduces Bus Journeys Due To Covid-19 - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Strt Reduces Bus Journeys Due To Covid-19  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: Icelandic Gov't, Icelandair, Tourism Chief Respond To US Travel Ban - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: Icelandic Gov't, Icelandair, Tourism Chief Respond To US Travel Ban  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandic Researchers Discover Origin of New Birch Forest - IcelandReviewIcelandic Researchers Discover Origin of New Birch Forest  IcelandReview

Icelandic President Screened for Coronavirus - Iceland MonitorIcelandic President Screened for Coronavirus  Iceland Monitor

New Website on COVID-19 Launched - Iceland MonitorNew Website on COVID-19 Launched  Iceland Monitor

One Guest at Reykjavk Natura 'Country's Largest Mansion' - Iceland MonitorOne Guest at Reykjavk Natura 'Country's Largest Mansion'  Iceland Monitor

Three Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Iceland - Iceland MonitorThree Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Iceland patient infected by two strains - Hong Kong StandardIceland patient infected by two strains  Hong Kong Standard

No Reason for People to Hoard - Iceland MonitorNo Reason for People to Hoard  Iceland Monitor

Iceland Slows COVID-19 Testing Due to Shortage of Swabs - IcelandReviewIceland Slows COVID-19 Testing Due to Shortage of Swabs  IcelandReview

Some Avoid Quarantine - Iceland MonitorSome Avoid Quarantine  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Fastsplaining: This Is How Iceland Handles The Coronavirus - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Fastsplaining: This Is How Iceland Handles The Coronavirus  Reykjavk Grapevine

New Look of Lkjargata, Downtown Reykjavk - Iceland MonitorNew Look of Lkjargata, Downtown Reykjavk  Iceland Monitor

Foreign Tourist With Coronavirus Dies in North Iceland - IcelandReviewForeign Tourist With Coronavirus Dies in North Iceland  IcelandReview

Virus Leaves Icelands Post-Crisis Tourism Hopes in Tatters - BloombergVirus Leaves Icelands Post-Crisis Tourism Hopes in Tatters  Bloomberg

The 14 Best Things to See and Do in Iceland - Fodor's TravelThe 14 Best Things to See and Do in Iceland  Fodor's Travel

From Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: Parliament Scraps Schedule, 1000 Infections Predicted - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: Parliament Scraps Schedule, 1000 Infections Predicted  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: 117 Confirmed Cases, New Information Site Online - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: 117 Confirmed Cases, New Information Site Online  Reykjavk Grapevine

Australian man, 36, diagnosed with coronavirus dies in Iceland - The GuardianAustralian man, 36, diagnosed with coronavirus dies in Iceland  The Guardian

Iceland is Doing Science ~50% of People with COVID-19 Not Showing Symptoms, ~50% Have Very Moderate Cold Symptoms [UPDATED] - CleanTechnicaIceland is Doing Science ~50% of People with COVID-19 Not Showing Symptoms, ~50% Have Very Moderate Cold Symptoms [UPDATED]  CleanTechnica

From Iceland Icelandic Olympian Speaks Out About Coronavirus Shame - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Icelandic Olympian Speaks Out About Coronavirus Shame  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Food of Iceland: Kjtspa - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Food of Iceland: Kjtspa  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland's mass testing shows half of COVID-19 carriers have no symptoms - Daily SabahIceland's mass testing shows half of COVID-19 carriers have no symptoms  Daily Sabah

From Iceland COVID-19 Update: 588 Cases, Iceland Steps Up Response, MP Infected - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19 Update: 588 Cases, Iceland Steps Up Response, MP Infected  Reykjavk Grapevine

Terrawatch: Is a seismic spectacle brewing in Iceland? - The GuardianTerrawatch: Is a seismic spectacle brewing in Iceland?  The Guardian

Sunday's Press Conference on COVID-19 - Iceland MonitorSunday's Press Conference on COVID-19  Iceland Monitor

Only One Flight from Italy Scheduled Soon - Iceland MonitorOnly One Flight from Italy Scheduled Soon  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland First Results Of General Population Screening: About 1% Of Icelanders With Coronavirus - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland First Results Of General Population Screening: About 1% Of Icelanders With Coronavirus  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland limits online orders to elderly, vulnerable and those self-isolating - The Scottish SunIceland limits online orders to elderly, vulnerable and those self-isolating  The Scottish Sun

Nine COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Iceland - IcelandReviewNine COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Iceland  IcelandReview

From Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: 199 Cases, About 1% In General Population, Gov't Aid Package Pending - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland COVID-19 In Iceland: 199 Cases, About 1% In General Population, Gov't Aid Package Pending  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland boss says panic buying is FINALLY easing off but urges young people to come INTO stores - Daily MailIceland boss says panic buying is FINALLY easing off but urges young people to come INTO stores  Daily Mail

Study: Yes, Half of Coronavirus Carriers Show No Symptoms - FuturismStudy: Yes, Half of Coronavirus Carriers Show No Symptoms  Futurism

Coronavirus: Iceland stores to open early for older shoppers - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Iceland stores to open early for older shoppers  BBC News