With just a little guesswork, an Icelander today can read the Icelandic Sagas and medieval literary masterpieces written in Old Norse in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The actor behind the Robbie Rotten character lost his two-year battle against bile duct cancer.
Groups C and D are in sharp focus in Tuesday's World Cup action where Australia, Denmark, Iceland, Argentina and Nigeria will fight for two last 16 spots.
Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson saved a penalty from Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, forcing the two-time world champions to draw 1-1 with the tournament's smallest nation.
A passenger on the flight the escaped inmate allegedly caught to flee the country told national broadcaster RUV that Iceland's prime minister was also on the plane.
In addition to Britain, Iceland, Denmark and Poland have been planning a diplomatic protest to the World Cup to be held in Russia over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Finland leads the 156-country ranking, while Burundi is least content, according to a UN study. The report says the 10 happiest countries also score highest on immigrant happiness.
Smari McCarthy, a lawmaker for Iceland's Pirate Party, suggests taxing the profits of bitcoin mines as large virtual currency mining companies have established a base in the country.
The award-winning Icelandic composer and producer Johann Johannsson who combined classical sounds and modern electronics on the acclaimed soundtracks to "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has died at age 48.
World Cup holders Germany are in good shape to defend their title after being unbeaten in all games in 2017 and definitely the team to avoid in the draw.
Katrin Jakobsdottir to replace Bjarni Benediktsson as Iceland's new prime minister as coalition talks end in agreement.
Bjarni Benediktsson's Independence Party won most votes in the snap election, but it is not clear whether the incumbent prime minister can form a viable coalition.
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