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Countries: Iceland (32%), (16%), United Kingdom (13%)

Main connections: Iceland national football team, Iceland (supermarket), Landsbanki

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Snorri Sturluson - In 1220 Snorri returned to Iceland and by 1222 was back as lawspeaker of the Althing, which he held this time until 1232


Snorri Sturluson - In August 1238, Sigvat and four of his sons , were killed at the Battle of Örlygsstaðir in Iceland against Gissur Þorvaldsson and Kolbein the Young, chiefs whom they had provoked


The internal struggles and civil strife of the Age of the Sturlungs led to the signing of the Old Covenant in 1262, which ended the Commonwealth and brought Iceland under the Norwegian crown add something


The establishment of the Kalmar Union in 1397 united the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden add something


Christopher Columbus - He docked in Bristol , England; Galway and was possibly in Iceland in 1477.


Leif Ericson - It has been suggested that the knowledge of Vinland might have been maintained in European seaports in the 15th century, and that Christopher Columbus, who claimed in a letter to have visited Iceland in 1477, could have heard stories of it


There were 37 famine years in Iceland between 1500 and 1804 add something


Iceland thus followed Norway's integration into that union, coming under Danish rule after Sweden's secession from the union in 1523 add something


Although the Danish kingdom introduced Lutheranism forcefully in 1550, Iceland remained a distant semi-colonial territory in which Danish institutions and infrastructures were conspicuous by their absence add something


Jón Arason, the last Catholic bishop of Hólar, was beheaded in 1550 along with two of his sons add something


The first census was carried out in 1703 and revealed that the population was 50,358 add something


In 1783 the Laki volcano erupted, with devastating effects add something


It was widely seen as a re-establishment of the assembly founded in 930 in the Commonwealth period and suspended in 1799 add something


In 1814, following the Napoleonic Wars, Denmark-Norway was broken up into two separate kingdoms via the Treaty of Kiel but Iceland remained a Danish dependency add something


An Icelandic independence movement took shape in the 1850s under the leadership of Jón Sigurðsson, based on the burgeoning Icelandic nationalism inspired by the "Fjölnismenn" and other Danish-educated Icelandic intellectuals add something


Bernard Bernard - Already in 1856 he was sent to Iceland, which was a part of the North Pole Mission, where he arrived in 1857


The oldest sport association in Iceland is the Reykjavík Shooting Association, founded in 1867 add something


Wilhelm Junker - After a series of short journeys to Iceland , Western Africa , Tunis and Lower Egypt , he remained almost continuously in eastern Equatorial Africa from 1875 to 1886, making first Khartoum and afterwards Lado the base of his expeditions


Emigration of Icelanders to the United States and Canada began in the 1870s add something


Stephan G. Stephansson - He was born in Skagafjörður, Iceland but emigrated to Wisconsin, USA in 1873, at age 19


In 1874, Denmark granted Iceland a constitution and limited home rule add something


Christian IX of Denmark - However, he signed a treaty in 1874 which allowed Iceland, a Danish possession, to have its own constitution, albeit one that still had Denmark ruling Iceland


Bayard Taylor - In 1874 Taylor traveled to Iceland, to report for the "Tribune" on the one thousandth anniversary of the first European settlement there


The crisis resulted in the greatest migration from Iceland since 1887, with a net emigration of 5,000 people in 2009 add something


Contemporary Icelandic painting is typically traced to the work of Þórarinn Þorláksson, who, following formal training in art in the 1890s in Copenhagen, returned to Iceland to paint and exhibit works from 1900 to his death in 1924, almost exclusively portraying the Icelandic landscape add something


Bernhard Hantzsch - After developing a "Check-List of the Birds of the Kingdom of Saxony, Hantzsch explored Iceland, he left for Iceland to study its birds during the period of 21 April-8 September 1903


This was expanded in 1904, and Hannes Hafstein served as the first Minister for Iceland in the Danish cabinet add something


Bernhard Hantzsch - He developed two avifaunal lists of important regions in Europe, such as his 1905 "Contribution to Knowledge of the Avifauna of Iceland"


Stephan G. Stephansson - He did not see Iceland again until 1917, when he was 64 years old


Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson - In 1922, the Icelandic parliament, Althing, decided to grant him a pension, which allowed him to return to Iceland


Emil Artin - Early in the summer of 1925, Emil attended the Congress of the Wandervogel youth movement at Wilhelmshausen near Kassel with the intention of gathering a congenial group to undertake a trek through Iceland later that summer


Emil Artin - Iceland was still a primitive country in 1925, with a thinly scattered population and little transportation infrastructure


Emil Artin - In the second half of August, 1925, the group set out by steamer from Hamburg, first to Norway, where they boarded a second steamer that took them to Iceland, stopping at several of the small east fjord ports before arriving at their destination, Husavik in the north of the island


A modern revitalisation of the tradition began in 1929 with the formation of Iðunn add something


Thomas Henry Manning - In the summer of 1931, he traveled in Iceland and the Faroe Islands


W. H. Auden - In 1936 he spent three months in Iceland, where he gathered material for a travel book "Letters from Iceland" , written in collaboration with Louis MacNeice


The highest air temperature recorded was on 22 June 1939 at Teigarhorn on the southeastern coast add something


After the German occupation of Denmark on 9 April 1940, the Althing replaced the King with a regent and declared that the Icelandic government would take control of its own defence and foreign affairs add something


Hermann Jonasson - Subsequently, the British occupied Iceland on 10 May 1940


In 1941, the Government of Iceland invited the United States to take over its defence so that Britain could use its troops elsewhere add something


Frederick J. Karch - In 1941, while Karch was stationed in Iceland, America was brought into World War II by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor


David M. Shoup - Major Shoup was ordered to Iceland with the 6th Marines in May 1941, and after serving as Regimental Operations Officer, became Operations Officer of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in Iceland in October 1941


Erich Raeder - In July 1941, when the U.S Marines took over the occupation of Iceland, Raeder advised Hitler that Germany should declare war on the United States as a reply


Erich Raeder - On 9 July 1941, during a meeting with Hitler, Raeder said he had enough of the Americans, and after this latest act of American "aggression" as he called the occupation of Iceland, demanded that Germany declare war on the United States


William O. Wooldridge - In December 1941 he was assigned to detached service with the British forces in Iceland


Eric Ravilious - He spent much of 1942 at various R.A.F. bases, before being posted to Iceland in August


Prince George, Duke of Kent - Prince George died along with all others on board an R.A.F. Short Sunderland flying boat that crashed into a hillside near Dunbeath, Caithness, in Scotland while en route from Evanton, Ross-shire, to Iceland on 25 August 1942


Adna Wright Leonard - He was killed in 1943 in a plane crash on his way to Iceland to visit Methodist chaplains and their troops


Adna Wright Leonard - He was killed on May 3, 1943 in a plane crash on his way to Iceland to visit Methodist chaplains and their troops


The regent had, for all practical purposes, the position of a president, and Sveinn would later become the country's first president in 1944 add something


This has not happened since the republic was founded in 1944, but in 1942 regent Sveinn Björnsson, who had been installed in that position by the Althing in 1941, appointed a non-parliamentary government add something


Beginning on 20 May 1944, Icelanders voted in a four-day plebiscite on whether to terminate the personal union with Denmark, abolish the monarchy, and establish a republic add something


Iceland formally became a republic on 17 June 1944, with Sveinn Björnsson as its first president add something


Leon Vance - The C-54 with all aboard disappeared on July 26, 1944, and was presumed to have crashed into the Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Newfoundland


In 1946, the US Defence Force Allied left Iceland add something


The tallest tree in Iceland is a sitka spruce planted in 1949 in Kirkjubæjarklaustur; it was measured at in 2013 add something


The nation formally became a member of NATO on 30 March 1949, amid domestic controversy and riots add something


The Iceland Defense Force was a military command of the United States Armed Forces from 1951 to 2006 add something


On 5 May 1951, a defence agreement was signed with the United States add something


Bobbejaan Schoepen - In 1954 there followed a three month European tour through Germany, Iceland, and Denmark, which concluded with a few months of performances in the Folies Bergère in Brussels


In recent times, Iceland has produced many great writers, the best-known of whom is arguably Halldór Laxness, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955 add something


Joan Rhodes - It was in the latter that, on stage in Iceland on December 27, 1955, that Rhodes lifted, accidentally dropped, Hope, while entertaining troops for the USO


Larry McDonald - From 1959 to 1961, he served as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy stationed at the Keflavík naval base in Iceland


Jerauld Wright - On May 29, 1959, the , a working in conjunction with Patrol Squadron 5 , chased a Soviet submarine near Iceland for nine hours before forcing it to surface, and its commanding officer, Lt. Commander Theodore F. Davis, received the case of whiskey from Admiral Wright and the distinction of being the first to surface a Soviet submarine by the U.S. Navy


Hermann Gunnarsson - Hermann was one of Iceland's top soccer players in the 1960s and played with the national soccer team


Anne Stine Ingstad - Between 1961 and 1968, Anne Stine Ingstad led an excavation of the settlement with an international team of archaeologists from Sweden, Iceland, Canada, U.S. and Norway


Helga M. Novak - She moved to Iceland in 1961, where she married and had two children before her divorce


Named after Surtr, it rose above the ocean in a series of volcanic eruptions between 8 November 1963 and 5 June 1968 add something


Elmar Geirsson - He made his debut for Iceland in 1967 and went on to win 23 caps, scoring two goals


Ice incursions are rare, the last having occurred on the north coast in 1969 add something


Iceland has produced many chess masters and hosted the historic World Chess Championship 1972 in Reykjavík during the height of the Cold War add something


Teitur Thordarson - A former Iceland national team captain, Thordarson had an impressive international career, as he scored nine goals in 41 appearances for his country between 1972 and 1985


Michael Pollock - During Pollock's term as First Sea Lord, the Navy was involved in the "Cod War" with Iceland in 1972, the 1973 oil crisis and deep cuts in defence expenditure


Allan Simonsen - He debuted for the Danish national team under manager Rudi Strittich in the July 1972 friendly match against Iceland


Bubbi Morthens - Bubbi Morthens recorded his first solo album in 1979, a blend of rock, blues and reggae, and published it the following year with the title of "Ísbjarnarblús" which led him to popularity in Iceland due to influences of Iggy Pop and other artists, the changes of music styles during the recording sessions, but particularly due to the lyrics as their content was embedded in the social struggle, especially of the lower classes from the fishing industry to migrant workers


In 1980, Icelanders elected Vigdís Finnbogadóttir as president, the world's first directly elected female head of state add something


In the 1980s, many Icelandic artists worked with the subject of the new painting in their work add something


Hermann Jonasson - He was the father of Steingrímur Hermannsson who would go on to become Prime Minister of Iceland in the 1980s


Sukhbaataryn Yanjmaa - The first one based on a popular election was Vigdís Finnbogadóttir in Iceland in 1980


Gunnar Gislason - Gíslason made his debut for Iceland in 1982 and went on to collect 50 caps, scoring three goals


Milton Friedman - Friedman visited Iceland during the autumn of 1984, met with important Icelanders and gave a lecture at the University of Iceland on the "tyranny of the "status quo"


Bubbi Morthens - Later in 1984, Bubbi returned to Iceland and formed a rock and roll band called Das Kapital and released an album called "Lili Marlene", but the band broke up afterwards


Iceland's stock market, the Iceland Stock Exchange , was established in 1985 add something


Gordon Lee (footballer) - In 1985 he moved to Iceland to manage KR Reykjavik, before he left the club in 1987


Cliff Twemlow - Cliff took a short break in December 1985 and January 1986 when he was invited to join his friend Brian in Iceland, this is where Brian was co-producing a play, Trafford Tanzi with Jon Paul Baldwinsson of the Icelandic National Theatre


Guðrún S. Gísladóttir, who is Icelandic, played one of the major roles in Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's 1986 film, "The Sacrifice" add something


Iceland hosted a summit in Reykjavík in 1986 between United States President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, during which they took significant steps toward nuclear disarmament add something


Helga M. Novak - Today she is a citizen of Iceland, but has lived in Legbad, Poland since 1987


Einar Thor - He studied mass media theory and Spanish at the University of Iceland and at the Universidad de Málaga, Spain, from 1988 to 1990, and later continued his academic studies at City University, London were he completed an MA in Art Management and Policy Making in the arts in 2001


Strong beer was banned until 1989, so "bjórlíki", a mixture of legal, low-alcohol pilsner beer and vodka, became popular add something


A few years later, Iceland became the first country to recognise the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as they broke away from the U.S.. Throughout the 1990s, the country expanded its international role and developed a foreign policy oriented toward humanitarian and peacekeeping causes add something


KK (musician) - He attended music school in Malmöö, Sweden for four years and played his way across Europe, returning to Iceland in 1990


Einar Thor - In late 1990's Einar was critical on how film policy in his country was handled by authorities and in 2001 wrote his MA theses, "Film Policy in Iceland", a study on the state of the film community in Iceland at the time


Iceland won the world bridge championship in Yokohama, Japan, in 1991 and took second place in Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1950 add something


Kristin Marja Baldursdottir - She received her degree in 1991 from the University of Iceland in the fields of German and Icelandic


In 1992, the Icelandic film industry achieved its greatest recognition hitherto, when Friðrik Þór Friðriksson was nominated for the Academy award for Best Foreign Language Film for his "Children of Nature" add something


Paul Oscar - In the summer of 1993, Paul Oscar left Iceland for New York City , where he met fellow Icelanders Jóhann Jóhannsson and Sigurjón Kjartansson who were on tour with heavy metal band HAM


Arnar Gunnlaugsson - Arnar made his debut for Iceland in an April 1993 friendly match against the United States


Bjarki Gunnlaugsson - Bjarki made his debut for Iceland in an October 1993 friendly match against Tunisia, coming on as a substitute for Arnar Grétarsson


Kristjan Finnbogason - Kristján Finnbogason made his debut for Iceland in an October 1993 friendly match against Tunisia as a substitute for Fridrik Fridriksson


Iceland joined the European Economic Area in 1994, after which the economy was greatly diversified and liberalised add something


In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing add something


The current legislation concerning playschools was passed in 1994 add something


Zaur Tagizade - During 1995-98 years he played for the Kur Nur, Estonian Lelle SK and Icelandic IA Akranes


Runar Kristinsson - Rúnar has a son named Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson, born 1995 that plays for KR Reykjavík and Iceland u17 National Team, Rúnar Alex has had trials with such clubs as Liverpool and Arsenal


In 1996, the Icelandic parliament passed legislation to create registered partnerships for same-sex couples, conferring nearly all the rights and benefits of marriage add something


This stage of education is governed by the Upper Secondary School Act of 1996 add something


Whale watching has become an important part of Iceland's economy since 1997 add something


Paul Oscar - Paul Oscar came to international attention when he performed "Minn hinsti dans" , Iceland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1997


Paul Oscar - Paul Oscar was Iceland's entrant in the annual Eurovision Song Contest in 1997


Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden - State visits, in which she has participated "'in Sweden"' are Austria 1997, South Africa 1999, France 2000, Germany 2003, Jordan 2003, Latvia 2005, Malaysia 2005, Republic of Botswana 2006, China 2007, Brazil 2007, Bulgaria 2007; "'abroad"' Finland 1996 , Belgium 2001, Finland 2003, Iceland 2004, Denmark 2007


Brynjar Gunnarsson - Gunnarsson made his debut for Iceland in a June 1997 World Cup qualifying match against Macedonia


It disbanded in 1999, formally merging the next year with the Social Democratic Alliance, although about half of its members joined the Left-Green Movement instead add something


Silvio Berlusconi - Berlusconi had made a non-official visit to Finland in 1999 and had never seen any Finnish church, but had just been visiting Iceland


After a phase of inactivity, Geysir started erupting again after a series of earthquakes in 2000 add something


Marc Goodfellow - He began his career with Stoke City in 2000, and played on Iceland with ÍBV the following year


Marc Goodfellow - Marc started his playing career with Stoke City in 2000, the following year he found himself in Iceland with ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar, the Icelandic connection with the Potteries club being strong at the time


Gylfi Einarsson - Einarsson made his debut for Iceland in a July 2000 friendly match against Malta as a sub for Helgi Kolviðsson


Veigar Pall Gunnarsson - He made his debut for Iceland in a January 2001 friendly match against Uruguay at the Millennium Super Soccer Cup in India


Marel Baldvinsson - Marel made his debut for Iceland in an August 2001 friendly match against Poland, coming on as a substitute for Tryggvi Guðmundsson


The 2002 James Bond movie "Die Another Day" is set for a large-part in Iceland add something


Gretar Steinsson - Manuela was crowned Miss Reykjavik and Miss Iceland 2002


Until 2003, the constituencies for the parliamentary elections were the same as the regions, but by an amendment to the constitution, they were changed to the current six constituencies: add something


Bjork - In 2004, Björk took part in the "Hætta" concert in Reykjavík, organised in protest against the building of Alcoa aluminium smelters in the country, which would make Iceland the biggest smelter in Europe


In 2005, 293 people moved from Iceland to Norway; in 2009, the figure was 1,625 add something


Eyjolfur Sverrisson - In October 2005 he was appointed the coach of the Iceland national football team, where he has struggled, only winning two of his first 14 competitive games


In 2006, parliament voted unanimously to grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in adoption, parenting and assisted insemination treatment add something


There is a value added tax, whereas a net wealth tax was eliminated in 2006 add something


Bjork - In 2006, Arnalds released her debut solo album "Við Og Við" in Iceland, which Björk citied as one of her favourite recent new acts of the last few years during a radio interview, and encouraged One Little Indian Records to reissue the album in the UK and Europe in 2009


The IDF was downsized after the end of the Cold War and the U.S. Air Force maintained four to six interceptor aircraft at the Naval Air Station Keflavik, until they were withdrawn on 30 September 2006 add something


The US withdrew the last of its forces on 30 September 2006 add something


Petur Marteinsson - In October 2006, KR Reykjavík announced they had signed Marteinsson for the 2007 Icelandic premier league season, a move which saw Marteinsson return to his native Iceland to finish his career


Strong economic growth had led Iceland to be ranked first in the United Nations' Human Development Index report for 2007/2008, although in 2011 its HDI rating had fallen to 14th place as a result of the economic crisis add something


Palmi Rafn Palmason - Before that he played in Iceland for Völsungur, KA and Valur, where he was a key player in the team that won the league in 2007, Valur's first title in 20 years


KK (musician) - In 2007 he toured to Shanghai with Magnús Eiríksson and Óttar Felix Hauksson in advance of the release of their next recording there and in Iceland


Norah Jones - The European phase began on July 9, 2007 in Paris , concluding in Reykjavík , Iceland on September 2, 2007.


Runar Kristinsson - In May 2007, he moved back to his former club KR Reykjavík in Iceland to finish his career


Eggert Jonsson - Jónsson received his first call-up to the Iceland national team in November 2007 for the Euro 2008 qualifier against Denmark on 21 November


Iceland had been hit especially hard by the Great Recession that began in December 2007, because of the failure of its banking system and a subsequent economic crisis add something


After the rate hike, trading on the Icelandic króna finally resumed on the open market, with valuation at around 250 ISK per Euro, less than one-third the value of the 1:70 exchange rate during most of 2008, and a significant drop from the 1:150 exchange ratio of the week before add something


Briem starred in the 2008 film "Journey to the Center of the Earth", which shot scenes in Iceland add something


The United Nations International Telecommunication Union ranks the country 3rd in its development of information and communications technology, having moved up four places between 2008 and 2010 add something


The OECD "Economic Survey of Iceland 2008" had highlighted Iceland's challenges in currency and macroeconomic policy add something


There was a currency crisis that started in the spring of 2008, and on 6 October trading in Iceland's banks was suspended as the government battled to save the economy add something


Gordon Ramsay - In 2008, Ramsay was in Iceland's Westman Islands filming a puffin hunting segment when he lost his footing and fell during a descent of an 85m cliff, landing in the icy water below


Gilles Mbang Ondo - After just half a season in Austria, he signed in January 2008 to Landsbankadeild club UMF Grindavik in Iceland


Aron Gunnarsson - Aron made his international debut for Iceland on 2 February 2008


Since May 2008, NATO nations have periodically deployed fighters to patrol Icelandic airspace under the Icelandic Air Policing mission add something


In June 2008, two polar bears arrived in the same month add something


In October 2008, the Icelandic parliament passed emergency legislation to minimise the impact of the financial crisis add something


In 2009, Iceland became the first country with an openly gay head of government when Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became prime minister add something


On 26 January 2009, the coalition government collapsed due to the public dissent over the handling of the financial crisis add something


Davíð was removed on 26 February 2009 in the wake of protests outside the Central Bank add something


Despite the ongoing financial crisis the first new patrol ship in decades was launched on 29 April 2009 add something


It was not a member of the EU, but in July 2009 the Icelandic parliament, the Althing, voted in favour of application for EU membership and officially applied on 17 July 2009 add something


Vladimir Dvalishvili - On 9 September 2009 Dvalishvili scored a goal in a friendly match his country lost 2-1 to Iceland


A 2010 UNESCO report found that out of 72 countries that spend the most on R&D , Iceland ranked 9th by proportion of GDP, tied with Taiwan, Switzerland, and Germany and ahead of France, the UK, and Canada add something


Grímsvötn is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, and this eruption was much more powerful than the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull activity, with ash and lava hurled into the atmosphere, creating a large cloud add something


In 2010, Iceland was noted by Guinness World Records as "the Greenest Country", reaching the highest score by the Environmental Sustainability Index, which measures a country's water use, biodiversity and adoption of clean energies, with a score of 93,5/100 add something


On 21 March 2010, a volcano in Eyjafjallajökull in the south of Iceland erupted for the first time since 1821, forcing 600 people to flee their homes add something


On 11 June 2010, the Icelandic parliament amended the marriage law, making it gender neutral and defining marriage as between two individuals, making Iceland one of the first countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriages add something


Einar Thor - In October 2010 his feature documentary North West was premiered in cinema in Iceland receiving favorable reviews and running for 6 weeks


According to a 2011 report by Freedom House, Iceland is one of the highest ranked countries in press freedom add something


Icelandic Sign Language was officially recognised as a minority language in 2011 add something


In 2011, Reykjavik was designated a UNESCO City of Literature add something


Nevertheless, according to the Economist Intelligence Index of 2011, Iceland has the 2nd highest quality of life in the world add something


Ragnar Axelsson - In 2011, Axelsson wrote an introduction to "Iceland, a journal of nocturnes", a photographic monograph by Scottish photographer Bruce Percy


Rurik Gislason - In 2011, Rúrik was chosen as part of the squad to represent Iceland at the European Under-21 Championships in Denmark


Eyjolfur Sverrisson - After managing the Iceland U21 men's football team, he signed as assistant with VfL Wolfsburg on 10 February 2011


Bryan Hughes - On 10 May 2011, Hughes joined ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar, a team from the Westman Islands in the south-west of Iceland that plays in the Pepsideild this season


Another large eruption occurred on 21 May 2011 add something


Aron Gunnarsson - As of 18 October 2011, Aron has appeared in 25 international games for Iceland, including in seven FIFA World Cup qualifying matches


Iceland is ranked 27th in the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, lower than in prior years but still among the freest in the world add something


The country is considered a "strong performer" in environmental protection, having been ranked 13th in Yale University's Environmental Performance Index of 2012 add something


By June 2012, Landsbanki managed to repay about half of the Icesave debt add something


Darren Aronofsky - Filming on Aronofsky's sixth film, "Noah", began in Iceland in July 2012


Russell Crowe - On 18 August 2012, Crowe appeared along with Doyle at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland as part of the city's Menningarnótt program


The centre-right Independence Party was returned to power in coalition with the Progressive Party in the 2013 elections add something


In February 2013 the country was researching possible methods to protect children in regards to Internet pornography, claiming that pornography online is a threat to children as it supports child slavery and abuse add something


Aron Gunnarsson - Aron was injured while playing for Iceland in June 2013


Ari Freyr Skulason - Consequently Ari felt that he needed to change his position at club level and asked to be bought as a left-back when he was sold in July 2013, so he could play that position at club level to be able to hold his place as the first-choice left-back in the Iceland squad


Yoko Ono - She was made an honorary citizen of Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 9, 2013


Christopher Nolan's 2014 film, "Interstellar" was filmed in Iceland for some of its scenes, as was Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" add something


Eggert Jonsson - Late in the summer of 2014 Eggert mutually terminated his contract with the Portuguese side, returning to Iceland to recover from injury


The 2015 television crime series "Trapped" aired in the UK on BBC4 in February and March 2016, to critical acclaim and according to the Guardian "the unlikeliest TV hit of the year" add something


Coffee is a popular beverage in Iceland, with the country being third placed by per capita consumption worldwide in 2016, and is drunk at breakfast, after meals, and with a light snack in mid-afternoon add something


Early elections in 2016 resulted in a right-wing coalition government of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future add something


In 2016, Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned after being implicated in the Panama Papers scandal add something


In 2016, archeologists uncovered a longhouse in Stöðvarfjörður that has been dated to as early as 800 add something


Aron Gunnarsson - Aron captained Iceland at their first major international tournament, UEFA Euro 2016 in France


Arnor Smarason - Iceland qualified for their first major tournament, the UEFA Euro in France, in 2016


Gretar Steinsson - In June 2016, Grétar praised his country, Iceland, for its stable education on his Daily Mail Columnists


He has claimed overall speed Guinness World Records for the fastest rowing of all four oceans in a man-powered row boat, as well as the Guinness title of the first rower to ever hold the record for all four oceans simultaneously, claiming 24 Guinness World Records in total for Iceland by 2017 add something


In 2017, Icelanders were divided into religious groups as follows: add something


Snap elections in October 2017 brought to power a new coalition consisting of the Independence Party, the Progressive Party and the Left-Green Movement, headed by Katrín Jakobsdóttir add something


A law that took effect in 2018 makes it illegal in Iceland for women to be paid less than men add something


In 2018, it was ranked as the sixth most developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index, and it ranks first on the Global Peace Index add something


Rurik Gislason - In May 2018 he was named in Iceland's 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia


Birkir Bjarnason - In May 2018 he was named in Iceland's 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia