2010 in Iceland

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The following lists events that happened in 2010 in Iceland.




  • January 2 - A quarter of voters in Iceland sign a petition asking President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to veto a bill on repaying US$5 billion to foreign savers who lost their money when Icelandic banks collapsed.[1]
  • January 5 - President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announces a referendum during a live televised speech.[2]



  • April 13 - An American Boeing 767 passenger jet makes an emergency landing in Iceland after reports of chemical fumes in the cabin. A spokesman for Keflavik airport outside Reykjavík says several crew members on the American Airlines flight had complained of dizziness.[5]
  • April 14 - Air traffic is closed over Northern Norway as ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano drifts towards Europe.[6]


  1. ^ "Icesave Pressure Increasing on Iceland's President". 2 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Iceland leader vetoes bank repayments bill". 5 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Iceland holds referendum on Icesave repayment plan". 6 March 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Volcano erupts in south Iceland". 21 March 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  5. ^ "US plane makes emergency landing in Iceland". 13 April 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Iceland Eruption Affects Air Traffic in Norway". 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
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