For the second year in a row, Iceland’s two whaling companies will skip the annual whale hunt. One of the companies, IP-Utgerd, which specializes in the hunting of minke whales have announced they will never hunt whales again.
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
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.
Iceland currently runs on 100% renewable energy, making them a global leader in the fight against climate change.
On Monday, in protest of the pay gap, thousands of Icelandic women decided to work the hours their pay merited by leaving their workplaces promptly when the clock struck 2:38.
Recorded settlement has conventionally been dated back to 874, although archaeological evidence indicates Gaelic monks from Ireland had settled Iceland before that date.