The first armed robbery in Iceland's history took place in Reykjavik in 1984 when 2 million crowns (£48,500) was taken from two messengers in the National Bank of Iceland.
When man first settled in Iceland in the ninth century, the arctic fox was the only native mammal.
There are now around 150 mammalian species including the Icelandic field mouse, which is the largest field mouse in the world.
Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland also boasts 16 different species of nesting ducks, which is more than any other lake in the world.
There are no reptiles, amphibians or poisonous animals in Iceland.
The average Icelander goes to the cinema more often than any other nationality.
Ninety-seven per cent of the plant species found in Iceland can also be found in Norway.