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The effect of Icelandic National Team's success on Icelandic society are considerable.

Baby boom in Iceland 9 months after EURO 2016 success

yesterday Iceland was captivated by the National Men’s Football Team’s success in the EURO 2016. Nine months of the legendary win against England, a record number of babies were born.

Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, Iceland's rising star in golf.

Iceland’s next star golfer?

20 Feb Icelandic pro golfer Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir landed in 30-39 place in the ISPS tournament in Australia last weekend.

Iceland now ranks nr. 20 at FIFA's list.

Iceland never higher on FIFA’s list

9 Feb The Icelandic national men’s football team ranks number 20 in the new FIFA’s World Ranking List and has never been ranked so high before. This is without a doubt thanks to the team’s success in last summer’s EURO 2016.

Ingibjörg and Tómas at the new Yoga Shala branch. Both studied Ashtanga yoga with Shri K.Patthabi Jois.

Yoga centre opens in Skeifan, Reykjavik

1 Feb One of Reykjavik's longest established yoga centres, Yoga Shala, has now opened in a new and much improved location in Skeifan, 108 Reykjavik. The centre offers a variety of classes ranging from Ashtanga, Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow and Yoga nidra, and also offers teaching courses.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Croatia push Iceland out of running for World Cup with 2-0 defeat

14 Nov A disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia on Saturday night has pushed Iceland into thrid place overall in qualifying Group I (UEFA) for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir in action.

Who are Iceland’s Euro 2017 group rivals?

10 Nov Tuesday saw the draw for the group stages of the 2017 UEFA Women’s Football Championship, to be held in the Netherlands next year.

Íslensku landsliðsmennirnir fagna marki gegn Tyrkjum.

Is Iceland the new Nordic football superpower?

13 Oct Having long languished towards the bottom of the FIFA world rankings, Iceland have risen 91 places in just five short years – and overtaken all of their larger Nordic neighbours.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson playing for Iceland against Turkey on Sunday.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson in Top 50 Premier League players

11 Oct Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson has made it into the ‘50 best players in the Premier League’ list currently being published by the British newspaper The Mirror.

Iceland beat Turkey 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

9 Oct Iceland’s men delivered a solid 2-0 victory this evening in their World Cup 2018 qualifier against Turkey in Reykjavik this evening.

Mayor: “I hope Finland doesn’t break off relations with Iceland!”

7 Oct Finland’s Foreign Minister abruptly rose from his seat and left the stadium last night as Iceland scored a thrilling last-minute winner in the two teams’ World Cup qualifier.

Iceland clinch dramatic last-minute victory over Finland

6 Oct Iceland’s men waited until the very last minute of their World Cup qualifier against Finland to secure a thrilling victory, scoring two goals in sixty seconds.

Adam and Cat­her­ine at Geysir.

Football stab victim proposes to girlfriend in Iceland

6 Oct Adam Williams, the young British police officer who fell victim to a vicious knife attack while supporting Iceland at Euro 2016 in France, proposed to his girlfriend while in Iceland on an all-expenses-paid trip funded by Icelandic well-wishers.

Arnór Ingvi Traustason scored Iceland's winning goal in their last match against Finland.

Can Iceland beat statistically stronger Finland tonight?

6 Oct Iceland’s men’s national football face Finland in their second World Cup 2018 qualifier at home in Reykjavik tonight – but the stats are not on their side.

The President and First Lady of Iceland.

Euro 2016 stab victim to take coffee with President of Iceland

5 Oct The young British police officer who fell victim to a vicious knife attack while supporting Iceland at Euro 2016 in France is to visit the President of Iceland for coffee tomorrow.

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