Semlor served at FIKA in New York City. "The interest [in semlor] is huge," says Lena Khoury, the Swedish cafe chain's director of strategy and communications. Courtesy of FIKA hide caption

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Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Monday. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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A plane flies over the Bardarbunga volcano as it spews lava and smoke in southeast Iceland on Sept. 14. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors a day since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode. Bernard Meric/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer in March 2005 as he left Japan for Iceland, where he lived out his final years. Yuriko Nakao /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Iceland's government is drafting plans to ban pornography online and in print. Supporters say it's an attempt to shield children. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Lack of oxygen probably caused this mass herring die-off on Feb. 3 in an Icelandic fjord. Brynjar Gauti/AP hide caption

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Rihanna did not have the song of the summer. Courtesy Universal hide caption

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