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

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1220

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


1238

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


1262

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


1397

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


1477

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


1500

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


1523

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


1550

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


1703

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


1783

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


1799

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


1814

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


1850

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


1856

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


1867

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


1869

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


1870

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


1873

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


1874

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


1887

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


1890

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


1903

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


1904

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


1905

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


1917

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


1922

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


1925

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


1929

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


1931

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


1936

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


1939

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


1940

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


1941

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


1942

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


1943

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


1944

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


1946

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


1949

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


1951

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


1954

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


1955

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


1959

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


1960

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


1961

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


1963

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


1967

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


1969

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


1972

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


1979

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


1980

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


1982

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


1984

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


1985

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


1986

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


1987

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


1988

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


1989

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


1990

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


1991

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


1993

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


1994

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


1995

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


1996

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


1997

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


1999

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


2000

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


2001

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


2002

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


2003

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


2004

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


2005

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


2006

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


2007

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


2008

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


2009

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


2010

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


2011

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


2012

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


2013

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


2014

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


2015

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


2016

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


2017

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


2018

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