Iceland Iceland

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

toggle caption
Seth Wenig/AP

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

toggle caption
Bernard Meric/AFP/Getty Images

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

toggle caption
Yuriko Nakao /Reuters /Landov

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

toggle caption
Stoyan Nenov/Reuters /Landov

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

toggle caption
Brynjar Gauti/AP

Enough already with the krona? Jesse Garrison/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Jesse Garrison/Flickr

When Should A Country Abandon Its Own Money?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/151467850/151504053" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The 5,000 krona note, featuring Ragnheiaur Jonsdottir Jesse Garrison/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Jesse Garrison/Flickr

Should Iceland Kill The Krona?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150586792/150589845" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Courtesy Universal

'The Rest Of The Story'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/144323325/144328282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript