Did you know

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Did you know that as a member of European Economic Area Iceland shares European business legislation and is part of the inner market?

Did you know that Iceland is a pioneer in geothermal utilisation and geothermal water supplies almost 90% of all space heating in Iceland

Did you know that all of Iceland‘s electricity productions is from renewable geothermal and hydro resources and that over 80% of it is for energy intensive industries?

Did you know that Iceland has one of the highest income per capita in the world?

Did you know that corporate income tax in Iceland is one of the lowest in OECD at 20%?

Famous Icelanders: Erik the Red, Leif the Lucky, Björk and Bobby Fisher.

The vast majority of Icelandic homes are heated using geo-thermal hot water, one of the most environmentally friendly forms of heat-generation in the world.

Iceland has no military. It has a coast guard and a volunteer-run search and rescue service.

Icelanders drink more Coca Cola per capita than any other nation.

The English words geyser, saga and berserk originate from Icelandic words.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was the world’s first democratically elected female head of state (she was president of Iceland from 1980 - 1996).

In the phone book, Icelanders are listed alphabetically by first name.

Iceland’s men’s handball team won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, making Iceland smallest country ever to win a medal in a team sport.

Three Icelandic women have been crowned Miss World.




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