Iceland

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

Reykjavik

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Introduction

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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This Is What Its Like To Go To Iceland Now - ForbesThis Is What Its Like To Go To Iceland Now  Forbes

Where nature feels enormous - Iceland MonitorWhere nature feels enormous  Iceland Monitor

Return to Iceland: Europe's Covid-free land of adventure where locals are reclaiming tourist hotspots - Telegraph.co.ukReturn to Iceland: Europe's Covid-free land of adventure where locals are reclaiming tourist hotspots  Telegraph.co.uk

Covid testing on arrival in limbo - Iceland MonitorCovid testing on arrival in limbo  Iceland Monitor

Iceland to Reorganise COVID-19 Border Testing Following deCODE Withdrawal - IcelandReviewIceland to Reorganise COVID-19 Border Testing Following deCODE Withdrawal  IcelandReview

Iceland revises COVID-19 border screening rules for citizens, residents - Eye on the ArcticIceland revises COVID-19 border screening rules for citizens, residents  Eye on the Arctic

From Iceland Russian Long-Range Bombers Spotted Within NATO Airspace Near Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Russian Long-Range Bombers Spotted Within NATO Airspace Near Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Baby Christened After Iceland's Famous Pandemic Trinity - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Baby Christened After Iceland's Famous Pandemic Trinity  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland is giving away free packets of chocolate for a short time only - Leicestershire LiveIceland is giving away free packets of chocolate for a short time only  Leicestershire Live

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

Feeling Free in Iceland - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorFeeling Free in Iceland - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Iceland launch 2 luxury cheek burgers - ready for the return of the heatwave - Mirror OnlineIceland launch 2 luxury cheek burgers - ready for the return of the heatwave  Mirror Online

Incredible images by photographer Gabor Nagy show the dramatic Icelandic landscape - Daily MailIncredible images by photographer Gabor Nagy show the dramatic Icelandic landscape  Daily Mail

From Iceland Kri Stefnsson To Stop Border Screening - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Kri Stefnsson To Stop Border Screening  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland's only arthouse cinema B Parads saved - Screen InternationalIceland's only arthouse cinema B Parads saved  Screen International

Why Doesn't Iceland Have a Museum of Napkins? - Atlas ObscuraWhy Doesn't Iceland Have a Museum of Napkins?  Atlas Obscura

From Iceland Icelandic Publishing Company Bought Up - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Icelandic Publishing Company Bought Up  Reykjavk Grapevine

Absolutely impossible to take over testing next Tuesday - Iceland MonitorAbsolutely impossible to take over testing next Tuesday  Iceland Monitor

Rapyd completes acquisition of Iceland-based Korta - Mobile Payments TodayRapyd completes acquisition of Iceland-based Korta  Mobile Payments Today

Iceland Earthquake Swarm Hits Over 10,000 Quakes - NewsweekIceland Earthquake Swarm Hits Over 10,000 Quakes  Newsweek

Enjoying Iceland Without the Crowds - Iceland MonitorEnjoying Iceland Without the Crowds  Iceland Monitor

Did You Know About Icelands Latest Geothermal Lagoon? - Outlook IndiaDid You Know About Icelands Latest Geothermal Lagoon?  Outlook India

Unclear When Restrictions Will Be Eased - Iceland MonitorUnclear When Restrictions Will Be Eased  Iceland Monitor

Iceland's Border Testing to Continue Throughout July - IcelandReviewIceland's Border Testing to Continue Throughout July  IcelandReview

Will Some Countries Be Exempt from Testing? - Iceland MonitorWill Some Countries Be Exempt from Testing?  Iceland Monitor

Today Is National Day of Iceland - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorToday Is National Day of Iceland - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

15 Countries To Be Admitted To Iceland, USA Not Among Them - Reykjavk Grapevine15 Countries To Be Admitted To Iceland, USA Not Among Them  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland's Goalkeeper-Film Director Makes Reveal Video for Bold New Crest - Sports IllustratedIceland's Goalkeeper-Film Director Makes Reveal Video for Bold New Crest  Sports Illustrated

Labor Leaders Call for Thorough Investigation - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorLabor Leaders Call for Thorough Investigation - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

We Returned to Normal - The AtlanticWe Returned to Normal  The Atlantic

From Iceland More Earthquakes Felt In Eyjafjrur - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland More Earthquakes Felt In Eyjafjrur  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland Welcomes You Again: These Doors Are Gonna Swing Wide! - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland Welcomes You Again: These Doors Are Gonna Swing Wide!  Reykjavk Grapevine

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

Blue Lagoon Reopens - Iceland MonitorBlue Lagoon Reopens  Iceland Monitor

Diversification allows Iceland's Lodnuvinnslan to hit record profits despite capelin shortage - Undercurrent NewsDiversification allows Iceland's Lodnuvinnslan to hit record profits despite capelin shortage  Undercurrent News

Art Is at the Heart of This Modern Iceland Home - The Wall Street JournalArt Is at the Heart of This Modern Iceland Home  The Wall Street Journal

Iceland is on the 'travel corridors' list and has hundreds of weird and wonderful attractions - iNewsIceland is on the 'travel corridors' list and has hundreds of weird and wonderful attractions  iNews

Iceland's football logo reveal is ludicrously exhilarating - Creative BloqIceland's football logo reveal is ludicrously exhilarating  Creative Bloq

Iceland now feels like the coronavirus never happened - CNNIceland now feels like the coronavirus never happened  CNN

Up to 2000 Tests a Day - Iceland MonitorUp to 2000 Tests a Day  Iceland Monitor

Sainsburys, Asda and Iceland ditch major coronavirus measure as part of lockdown easing - MyLondonSainsburys, Asda and Iceland ditch major coronavirus measure as part of lockdown easing  MyLondon

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

Iceland Considers Testing and Quarantine of Residents Arriving from Abroad - IcelandReviewIceland Considers Testing and Quarantine of Residents Arriving from Abroad  IcelandReview

From Iceland Horse Daringly Rescued From A Ditch In Grmsnes - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Horse Daringly Rescued From A Ditch In Grmsnes  Reykjavk Grapevine

Reopening of Iceland's Borders Approaches - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorReopening of Iceland's Borders Approaches - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Iceland reopens its borders but locals will outnumber visitors for first time in years - Telegraph.co.ukIceland reopens its borders but locals will outnumber visitors for first time in years  Telegraph.co.uk

Italian F-35As Perform First Alert Scramble From Iceland To Monitor Activity Of Three Russian Tu-142 Bear F/J Aircraft - The AviationistItalian F-35As Perform First Alert Scramble From Iceland To Monitor Activity Of Three Russian Tu-142 Bear F/J Aircraft  The Aviationist

A White, White Day review a tender Icelandic thriller - The GuardianA White, White Day review a tender Icelandic thriller  The Guardian

Iceland's national football team rebrands - Creative ReviewIceland's national football team rebrands  Creative Review

Vikings: Iceland national football squad rebrands - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amVikings: Iceland national football squad rebrands  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Who Probably CanAnd CannotEnter Iceland On June 15th - Reykjavk GrapevineWho Probably CanAnd CannotEnter Iceland On June 15th  Reykjavk Grapevine

No New Active Case at Border - Iceland MonitorNo New Active Case at Border  Iceland Monitor

Top 14 Things to do in Iceland - Best Tips To Tour Iceland Post Lockdown! - HELLO!Top 14 Things to do in Iceland - Best Tips To Tour Iceland Post Lockdown!  HELLO!

Sainsbury's, Asda and Iceland axe priority slots - News & StarSainsbury's, Asda and Iceland axe priority slots  News & Star

Postcard from Iceland: a ticket to a (near) virus-free world - Financial TimesPostcard from Iceland: a ticket to a (near) virus-free world  Financial Times

Oldest Viking settlement possibly unearthed in Iceland - Livescience.comOldest Viking settlement possibly unearthed in Iceland  Livescience.com

EU Opposes Iceland's Border Opening Proposal - IcelandReviewEU Opposes Iceland's Border Opening Proposal  IcelandReview

Up to 500 People Allowed to Gather in Iceland - Iceland MonitorUp to 500 People Allowed to Gather in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Why Study in Iceland? - Masterstudies NewsWhy Study in Iceland?  Masterstudies News

Discount giant Iceland to open inside this Stoke-on-Trent superstore - Stoke-on-Trent LiveDiscount giant Iceland to open inside this Stoke-on-Trent superstore  Stoke-on-Trent Live

How Iceland flattened the curve - MarketWatchHow Iceland flattened the curve  MarketWatch

Step aside, Game of Thrones... Iceland pulls together bull, eagle, dragon and giant in epic new video - ESPNStep aside, Game of Thrones... Iceland pulls together bull, eagle, dragon and giant in epic new video  ESPN

About 900 Travelers Tested at KEF Airport - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorAbout 900 Travelers Tested at KEF Airport - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Everything You Need To Know About Traveling To Iceland From June 15 - ForbesEverything You Need To Know About Traveling To Iceland From June 15  Forbes

Iceland Is World's Most Peaceful Country - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorIceland Is World's Most Peaceful Country - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Goafoss Waterfall Declared Protected - Iceland MonitorGoafoss Waterfall Declared Protected  Iceland Monitor

Iceland's CO2 Emissions Could Be Reduced by a Third - Iceland MonitorIceland's CO2 Emissions Could Be Reduced by a Third  Iceland Monitor

What Did New Zealand, Vietnam and Iceland Do to Flatten Their Coronavirus Curves? - The New LeamWhat Did New Zealand, Vietnam and Iceland Do to Flatten Their Coronavirus Curves?  The New Leam

Icelandic Tour Companies Offer to Pay for Tourists' COVID-19 Tests - IcelandReviewIcelandic Tour Companies Offer to Pay for Tourists' COVID-19 Tests  IcelandReview

Iceland cautiously opens for tourists, with tests for all - The Star OnlineIceland cautiously opens for tourists, with tests for all  The Star Online

Icelands president re-elected with 92 percent of the vote - FRANCE 24 EnglishIcelands president re-elected with 92 percent of the vote  FRANCE 24 English

Sixty Percent of Icelanders Are Very Happy - Iceland MonitorSixty Percent of Icelanders Are Very Happy  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland Today Is Women's Rights Day In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Today Is Women's Rights Day In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandic Government Launches Fund to Support Private Media Companies - IcelandReviewIcelandic Government Launches Fund to Support Private Media Companies  IcelandReview

Covid-19 Information & Support - Guide to Iceland NowCovid-19 Information & Support  Guide to Iceland Now

Geothermal lagoon with ocean views set to open in Iceland - Insider - INSIDERGeothermal lagoon with ocean views set to open in Iceland - Insider  INSIDER

Iceland boosts haddock quota, lowers cod - IntraFishIceland boosts haddock quota, lowers cod  IntraFish

Icelanders No Longer Advised Against Travel to Europe - IcelandReviewIcelanders No Longer Advised Against Travel to Europe  IcelandReview

Iceland's Gold - TheNewswire.caIceland's Gold  TheNewswire.ca

Travelers From USA Might Possibly Not Be Admitted To Iceland Right Away - Reykjavk GrapevineTravelers From USA Might Possibly Not Be Admitted To Iceland Right Away  Reykjavk Grapevine

What can you tell me about Iceland's upcoming presidential election? - IcelandReviewWhat can you tell me about Iceland's upcoming presidential election?  IcelandReview

Sky Lagoon with Ocean View - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSky Lagoon with Ocean View - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Play Launches Its Website - Iceland MonitorPlay Launches Its Website  Iceland Monitor

Reykjavik Energy: Refinancing of loans from owners Iceland Stock Exchange:OR - GlobeNewswireReykjavik Energy: Refinancing of loans from owners Iceland Stock Exchange:OR  GlobeNewswire

CEO of Iceland's largest fishing company says Greenland acquisition is just the beginning - IntraFishCEO of Iceland's largest fishing company says Greenland acquisition is just the beginning  IntraFish

Iceland's New Climate Action Plan Introduced - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorIceland's New Climate Action Plan Introduced - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Two COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed at Iceland's Borders Yesterday - IcelandReviewTwo COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed at Iceland's Borders Yesterday  IcelandReview

Age-Old Man-Made Caves Attract Attention - Iceland MonitorAge-Old Man-Made Caves Attract Attention  Iceland Monitor

Quarantined policemen go without pay - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorQuarantined policemen go without pay - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Bjrk Announces Three Iceland Concerts With Audience for August - Rolling StoneBjrk Announces Three Iceland Concerts With Audience for August  Rolling Stone

EU Against Iceland's Proposal to Reopen External Borders on July 1 - SchengenVisaInfo.comEU Against Iceland's Proposal to Reopen External Borders on July 1  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Iceland's Independence Day In The Time Of Coronavirus - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland's Independence Day In The Time Of Coronavirus  Reykjavk Grapevine

Icelandair and Flight Attendants Sign Agreement - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorIcelandair and Flight Attendants Sign Agreement - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Iceland scraps priority hours for elderly and NHS workers as Tesco extends opening times - The SunIceland scraps priority hours for elderly and NHS workers as Tesco extends opening times  The Sun

How Iceland is undoing carbon emissions for good - BBC NewsHow Iceland is undoing carbon emissions for good  BBC News

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

From Iceland Geysir Protected On Icelandic National Day - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Geysir Protected On Icelandic National Day  Reykjavk Grapevine

Twenty Cruise Ship Arrivals Scheduled - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorTwenty Cruise Ship Arrivals Scheduled - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Gudni Jhannesson Re-elected as President of Iceland - High North NewsGudni Jhannesson Re-elected as President of Iceland  High North News

About 43% Of Icelanders Do Not Believe Prejudice Is Common In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineAbout 43% Of Icelanders Do Not Believe Prejudice Is Common In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine