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

Iceland Is Reopening to Tourists but Only Those Who Make at Least $88,000 a Year - PEOPLE.comIceland Is Reopening to Tourists but Only Those Who Make at Least $88,000 a Year  PEOPLE.com

Now you can work remotely from Iceland for six months - Lonely Planet Travel NewsNow you can work remotely from Iceland for six months  Lonely Planet Travel News

Iceland wants to restart its tourism during the pandemic but only for the wealthy - National PostIceland wants to restart its tourism during the pandemic but only for the wealthy  National Post

Iceland Exempts COVID-19 'Survivors' From Border Restrictions - SchengenVisaInfo.comIceland Exempts COVID-19 'Survivors' From Border Restrictions  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Iceland offers long-term visa beyond Europe as it reopens tourism - Travel DailyIceland offers long-term visa beyond Europe as it reopens tourism  Travel Daily

Iceland funds planting of one million trees in Indonesia - The GrocerIceland funds planting of one million trees in Indonesia  The Grocer

Iceland to Offer Free COVID-19 Tests for Arriving Travellers - SchengenVisaInfo.comIceland to Offer Free COVID-19 Tests for Arriving Travellers  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Iceland now sells Greggs festive bakes in stores - The SunIceland now sells Greggs festive bakes in stores  The Sun

Top Icelandic Fishing Companies' Profits Rose 50% - IcelandReviewTop Icelandic Fishing Companies' Profits Rose 50%  IcelandReview

Iceland Government Proposes Higher Capital Income Tax Threshold - Bloomberg TaxIceland Government Proposes Higher Capital Income Tax Threshold  Bloomberg Tax

Iceland to Permit Entry for More Tourists Through Changed Border Screening Arrangements - SchengenVisaInfo.comIceland to Permit Entry for More Tourists Through Changed Border Screening Arrangements  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Iceland on the 'almost impossible' task of creating a Christmas ad this year - Marketing WeekIceland on the 'almost impossible' task of creating a Christmas ad this year  Marketing Week

Iceland Now With Lowest Infection Rate In Europe - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland Now With Lowest Infection Rate In Europe  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland 'A/A-1' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Stable Iceland Stock Exchange:RIK - GlobeNewswireIceland 'A/A-1' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Stable Iceland Stock Exchange:RIK  GlobeNewswire

A Stacked Deck: Police, Courts, And The Right To Protest In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineA Stacked Deck: Police, Courts, And The Right To Protest In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

[INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post[INSIGHT] What the coronavirus successes of Taiwan and Iceland have in common - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

All the Latest Information on Iceland's Population - Iceland MonitorAll the Latest Information on Iceland's Population  Iceland Monitor

COVID-19 in Iceland: Indications Infection Numbers are Rising - IcelandReviewCOVID-19 in Iceland: Indications Infection Numbers are Rising  IcelandReview

Iceland Naturally Presents First-Ever Virtual Taste of Iceland in North America Festival - Business WireIceland Naturally Presents First-Ever Virtual Taste of Iceland in North America Festival  Business Wire

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

Central Bank of Iceland : No gender-based pay gap at the Central Bank of Iceland - marketscreener.comCentral Bank of Iceland : No gender-based pay gap at the Central Bank of Iceland  marketscreener.com

Icelandic Central Bank's female employees earn slightly more than men - Central BankingIcelandic Central Bank's female employees earn slightly more than men  Central Banking

From Iceland Covid-19 Roundup: 11 Cases Diagnosed Yesterday - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Covid-19 Roundup: 11 Cases Diagnosed Yesterday  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Famed Natural Landmark Sold To German And Icelandic Private Companies - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Famed Natural Landmark Sold To German And Icelandic Private Companies  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland VIDEO: Banner Sends Clear Message To Polish Ambassador To Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland VIDEO: Banner Sends Clear Message To Polish Ambassador To Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

10 Creative Photography Mindsets You Need in Iceland - Fstoppers10 Creative Photography Mindsets You Need in Iceland  Fstoppers

With The Minister, TVO brings a timely political drama from Iceland to Ontario audiences - GlobeNewswireWith The Minister, TVO brings a timely political drama from Iceland to Ontario audiences  GlobeNewswire

Iceland's President Free from Quarantine - IcelandReviewIceland's President Free from Quarantine  IcelandReview

Budget mince pies from Asda and Iceland top Which? taste test - The GuardianBudget mince pies from Asda and Iceland top Which? taste test  The Guardian

From Iceland Iceland Losing Faith: Four Out Of Ten Icelanders Still Consider Themselves Believers - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Iceland Losing Faith: Four Out Of Ten Icelanders Still Consider Themselves Believers  Reykjavk Grapevine

The Central Bank of Iceland Partners with SIA on Payment Platform - Crowdfund InsiderThe Central Bank of Iceland Partners with SIA on Payment Platform  Crowdfund Insider

Iceland travel: What are the latest rules and do you need a Covid test to visit? - The IndependentIceland travel: What are the latest rules and do you need a Covid test to visit?  The Independent

Now Playing Stark Insider: '3 Days in Iceland' A travel adventure film - Stark InsiderNow Playing Stark Insider: '3 Days in Iceland' A travel adventure film  Stark Insider

I Traveled to Iceland During the COVID-19 Pandemic and It Was Made for Social Distancing - Travel + LeisureI Traveled to Iceland During the COVID-19 Pandemic and It Was Made for Social Distancing  Travel + Leisure

Iceland sales jump 22% during pandemic - Financial TimesIceland sales jump 22% during pandemic  Financial Times

No Helicopter To the Rescue - IcelandReviewNo Helicopter To the Rescue  IcelandReview

From Iceland Yellow And Orange Storm Warnings Across Country - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Yellow And Orange Storm Warnings Across Country  Reykjavk Grapevine

England to face Iceland at Wembley as UK govt gives Nations League clash green light - ESPNEngland to face Iceland at Wembley as UK govt gives Nations League clash green light  ESPN

Foden's sparkling double sinks Iceland and completes return from England cold - The GuardianFoden's sparkling double sinks Iceland and completes return from England cold  The Guardian

More Reading Reported on Day of Icelandic Language - Iceland MonitorMore Reading Reported on Day of Icelandic Language  Iceland Monitor

UK and Iceland to step up cooperation on fisheries - GOV.UKUK and Iceland to step up cooperation on fisheries  GOV.UK

An Icelandic Adventure - The CourierAn Icelandic Adventure  The Courier

Weather Warnings for Most of Iceland Tonight - Iceland MonitorWeather Warnings for Most of Iceland Tonight  Iceland Monitor

From Iceland New Project Launched To Plant More Trees In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland New Project Launched To Plant More Trees In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Covid-19 Roundup: 7 New Cases - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Covid-19 Roundup: 7 New Cases  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland launch Greggs Festive Bakes back into stores - ready for Christmas - Mirror OnlineIceland launch Greggs Festive Bakes back into stores - ready for Christmas  Mirror Online

Iceland launches Black Friday sale with free prizes - Birmingham LiveIceland launches Black Friday sale with free prizes  Birmingham Live

Danel Bjarnason and Iceland Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Grammy - Iceland MonitorDanel Bjarnason and Iceland Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Grammy  Iceland Monitor

Agnes Joy is Iceland's 2021 Oscar Submission - IcelandReviewAgnes Joy is Iceland's 2021 Oscar Submission  IcelandReview

Electric Car Revolution in Iceland - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorElectric Car Revolution in Iceland - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Denmark vs. Iceland - Football Match Report - November 16, 2020 - ESPN IndiaDenmark vs. Iceland - Football Match Report - November 16, 2020  ESPN India

Kvika banki hf.: Kvika banki, TM and Lykill Merge Iceland Stock Exchange:KVIKA - GlobeNewswireKvika banki hf.: Kvika banki, TM and Lykill Merge Iceland Stock Exchange:KVIKA  GlobeNewswire

Expecting Tourists to Return in April - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorExpecting Tourists to Return in April - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Iceland marks 50th anniversary with hour-long documentary on chain's history - The GrocerIceland marks 50th anniversary with hour-long documentary on chain's history  The Grocer

Jet2 announced new flights and trips to Iceland from Stansted Airport - EchoJet2 announced new flights and trips to Iceland from Stansted Airport  Echo

Giant metallic 'steed' traverses Iceland's threatened glacier - Phys.orgGiant metallic 'steed' traverses Iceland's threatened glacier  Phys.org

From Iceland RVK Newscast #52: COVID, Hjrleifshfi & the Grammys - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland RVK Newscast #52: COVID, Hjrleifshfi & the Grammys  Reykjavk Grapevine

Worries About Increasing Number of Cases Outside Quarantine - Iceland MonitorWorries About Increasing Number of Cases Outside Quarantine  Iceland Monitor

Iceland first contribution to the International Programme for the Development of Communication - India Education DiaryIceland first contribution to the International Programme for the Development of Communication  India Education Diary

Iceland's EURO Hopes Shattered in Budapest - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorIceland's EURO Hopes Shattered in Budapest - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Green Bond Offering on December 1st Iceland Stock Exchange:OR - GlobeNewswireGreen Bond Offering on December 1st Iceland Stock Exchange:OR  GlobeNewswire

From Iceland Hospital Hit With Optimisation Requirement Of 4.3 Billion ISK - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Hospital Hit With Optimisation Requirement Of 4.3 Billion ISK  Reykjavk Grapevine

Kvika, TM and Lykill Merge Iceland Stock Exchange:TM - GlobeNewswireKvika, TM and Lykill Merge Iceland Stock Exchange:TM  GlobeNewswire

Spectacular Northern Lights Delight - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorSpectacular Northern Lights Delight - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Take a sailing ship to Iceland and meet TV's Kate Humble - Daily MailExclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Take a sailing ship to Iceland and meet TV's Kate Humble  Daily Mail

The Potter Group planning strata warehouse development for Gold Coast Iceland site after sale - Gold Coast BulletinThe Potter Group planning strata warehouse development for Gold Coast Iceland site after sale  Gold Coast Bulletin

Norway Royal Salmon share deal paves way for Iceland tie-up - Fish Farmer MagazineNorway Royal Salmon share deal paves way for Iceland tie-up  Fish Farmer Magazine

England vs Iceland: Nations League fixture to go ahead at Wembley - Sky SportsEngland vs Iceland: Nations League fixture to go ahead at Wembley  Sky Sports

From Iceland Culture Pick: Jnsi - Sumari sem aldrei kom - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Culture Pick: Jnsi - Sumari sem aldrei kom  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland Must Do More to Fight Corruption - Iceland MonitorIceland Must Do More to Fight Corruption  Iceland Monitor

Jet2.com launches Edinburgh flights to Iceland as part of new 2021 schedule - Edinburgh LiveJet2.com launches Edinburgh flights to Iceland as part of new 2021 schedule  Edinburgh Live

Sounds of Iceland Accessible on Map - Iceland MonitorSounds of Iceland Accessible on Map  Iceland Monitor

Iceland's Most Beautiful Golf Courses - Iceland MonitorIceland's Most Beautiful Golf Courses  Iceland Monitor

Ambitious Plans to Expand Fish Farming in East Iceland - IcelandReviewAmbitious Plans to Expand Fish Farming in East Iceland  IcelandReview

East Iceland salmon processing to expand as Masoval buys into nearby farmers - Undercurrent NewsEast Iceland salmon processing to expand as Masoval buys into nearby farmers  Undercurrent News

Icelandic artist Egill Sbjrnsson releases new album, Moonlove - The Vinyl FactoryIcelandic artist Egill Sbjrnsson releases new album, Moonlove  The Vinyl Factory

Dorset firefighters help extinguish fridge freezer blaze in Iceland - Dorset EchoDorset firefighters help extinguish fridge freezer blaze in Iceland  Dorset Echo

Minks in Iceland Test Negative for Coronavirus - Iceland MonitorMinks in Iceland Test Negative for Coronavirus  Iceland Monitor

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Iceland Bryony Mathew - Mirage NewsChange of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Iceland Bryony Mathew  Mirage News

From Iceland There Is No Age Limit For The "Morning After" Pill - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland There Is No Age Limit For The "Morning After" Pill  Reykjavk Grapevine

No Emergency Calls and No Helicopter Available - IcelandReviewNo Emergency Calls and No Helicopter Available  IcelandReview

England vs Iceland in doubt; Premier League players set to be left out of Denmark squad - Sky SportsEngland vs Iceland in doubt; Premier League players set to be left out of Denmark squad  Sky Sports

Christmas Cat Illuminates Lkjartorg Square - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorChristmas Cat Illuminates Lkjartorg Square - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Jet2 flights from Newcastle to Iceland on sale as 10 holiday dates announced - Sunderland EchoJet2 flights from Newcastle to Iceland on sale as 10 holiday dates announced  Sunderland Echo

From Iceland People Acquire Fake Medical Certificates To Avoid Wearing Masks - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland People Acquire Fake Medical Certificates To Avoid Wearing Masks  Reykjavk Grapevine

COVID-19 in Iceland: Death Rates Rise as Case Numbers Drop - IcelandReviewCOVID-19 in Iceland: Death Rates Rise as Case Numbers Drop  IcelandReview

England v Iceland in doubt because of travel ban on Denmark visitors over mink Covid-19 fears - BBC SportEngland v Iceland in doubt because of travel ban on Denmark visitors over mink Covid-19 fears  BBC Sport

From Iceland Pandemic Restrictions Could Be Loosened Next Week - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Pandemic Restrictions Could Be Loosened Next Week  Reykjavk Grapevine

From Iceland Two Icelandic Grammy Nominees For 2021 - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland Two Icelandic Grammy Nominees For 2021  Reykjavk Grapevine

Closing Iceland store donates trolleys of milk to families in need - Kent OnlineClosing Iceland store donates trolleys of milk to families in need  Kent Online

New Airline Or Elaborate Hoax? Icelands MOM Air Startup - Simple FlyingNew Airline Or Elaborate Hoax? Icelands MOM Air Startup  Simple Flying

Meduza Unveils Selected Sessions DJ Set from Iceland - EDM IdentityMeduza Unveils Selected Sessions DJ Set from Iceland  EDM Identity

Dai Freyr's 'Think About Things' on Time's Top Ten List - Iceland MonitorDai Freyr's 'Think About Things' on Time's Top Ten List  Iceland Monitor

New Store Specializes in Icelandic Delicatessen - Iceland Monitor - Iceland MonitorNew Store Specializes in Icelandic Delicatessen - Iceland Monitor  Iceland Monitor

Photo Gallery: MINI Countryman poses for camera in stunning Iceland - BMWBLOGPhoto Gallery: MINI Countryman poses for camera in stunning Iceland  BMWBLOG

From Iceland RVK Newscast #51: COVID-19 The Lowest in Europe And Unemployment Benefits Raised - Reykjavk GrapevineFrom Iceland RVK Newscast #51: COVID-19 The Lowest in Europe And Unemployment Benefits Raised  Reykjavk Grapevine

Heavy investments at Reykjavik Energy and subsidiaries Iceland Stock Exchange:OR - GlobeNewswireHeavy investments at Reykjavik Energy and subsidiaries Iceland Stock Exchange:OR  GlobeNewswire

Report Sparks Investigation Into Iceland's Institutions for Adults With Disabilities - IcelandReviewReport Sparks Investigation Into Iceland's Institutions for Adults With Disabilities  IcelandReview

This Icelandic cod miracle gel cures dryness and gives your skin life - DazedThis Icelandic cod miracle gel cures dryness and gives your skin life  Dazed