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Electric vehicles reach 25% market share in Iceland

Iceland now follows only Norway worldwide in the proportion of vehicles on the road that are fully electric.

Iceland supermarket vows to eliminate plastic on all own-branded products

Iceland supermarket vows to eliminate plastic on all own-branded products

Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

The legislation, which came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018, makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women.

An unknown author completes Færeyinga Saga

The Færeyinga Saga, the saga of the Faroe Islands, is the story of how the Faroe Islanders were converted to Christianity and became a part of Norway. It was written in Iceland shortly after 1200. 

Vikings discover Iceland

Recorded settlement has conventionally been dated back to 874, although archaeological evidence indicates Gaelic monks from Ireland had settled Iceland before that date.