Icelandic landscape has become prominent in a lot of film blockbusters and television series. A key part of the nation’s recovery from the 2008 financial crisis was an influx of foreign investment, driven by a weaker currency. This made it possible for a lot of high profile Hollywood projects to be filmed in Iceland.
Iceland is renowned as a ‘green’ country in many ways, yet it certainly does have its dark sides in terms of environmental impact. Food waste, recycling, and waste management issues are pressing environmental concerns for the country as it leaves a large environmental footprint
The Icelandic National Church has faced scrutiny since the mid-90’s, due to its poor handling of the sexual assault accusations of its priests. In 1996, bishop of Iceland Ólafur Skúlason was accused of sexually assaulting a woman numerous times.