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Overview

Flag of Iceland

Iceland is a country of northwestern Europe, comprising the island of Iceland and its outlying islets in the North Atlantic Ocean between the rest of nd Greenland. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík.

Ancient Times

In 893 A.D, on the western coast of Iceland in the village of Kolkumyrar was attacked by a group of Frost Giants . The villages prayed for help and Thor came to their rescue slaughtering the Jotuns. The villages celebrated with Thor until they found a body wash up in the stream revealing it to b an Asgardian. Thor decides to return to the celebration as the villages collected wood for a funeral pyre to burn the body.[1] After the celebration Thor was woken from his slumber by a mysterious voice, but finds nothing.[2] He would regularly return to the village to live among the people as he respected them due to ability to live through such hardship.[3]

Modern-Era

Psylocke, Storm, Longshot and Diamondback in Dazzler's body were transported to Iceland. In their minds, they see the image of a small rock and figure it is the object they have been sent to retrieve. They are attacked by the Serpent Society. Longshot used his uncanny luck, to find the rock. Rattler tries to dislodge the rocks at Longshot’s feet to bring him and it sliding down. The result is an avalanche that buries Rattler and Longshot. Storm and Psylocke try to dig him free while Diamondback grabs the rock. At that moment, the three of them are teleported away.[4]

High in the mountains of Iceland, Baron von Strucker had established a secret Hydra headquarters in a castle, where he held several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents hostage to attract the attention of Nick Fury. Though S.H.I.E.L.D. forces came down har on the base, Strucker succeeded in killing Kate Neville and trapping Fury. Strucker freed him from his trap to challenge him to a sword duel, during which Fury freed the other hostages. Their duel led them out a window to the side of the mountain, which Strucker clung to with one hand. Fury cut off his arm to win the battle and let Strucker fall down the mountain.[5]

In Iceland, the Agents of Atlas faces a group of rogue agents, who have gained control of a crowd of giant monsters. Though Namora and M-11 do the most damage against the monsters, it is ultimately Venus who saves the day again.[6]

Thor (Jane Foster), Hulk (Amadeus Cho) and Maddy Cho visited the Secret Dwarven Outpost to investigate a theft. The Dwarves of Nidavellir blamed the Hulk for the theft of their stash of Uru metal. It had been taken by the Amora, the Enchantress and a group of Dark Elves and was using Eyjafjallajokull as a forge to create weapons. The heroes confronted them and she tried to bribe Cho with a an axe. He took the weapon but used it against them take them down and returning the Uru to the Dwarves.[7]

The conflict between mutants and inhumans eventually led to a battle on Iceland. In the middle of the fight, Magik's soul was sucked into her soulsword by Sapna, who had possessed it. Magik managed to remove her own soul and Sapna's from the sword, so that she was back in possession of her body, joined by the ghost of the young girl in battle.[8]

Alternative Realities

Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)

On Earth-1610, in 1945, US troops attacked a fortified German facility in Iceland containing a prototype nuclear. Captain America leapt on the missile and stopped it before it could hit the US.[9]

Earth-8096

Black Widow and the Wasp infiltrated Doctor Doom's Flying Fortress to rescue the scientists he's abducted and stop his plan of releasing weaponized malaria on Iceland. Wasp wasn't sure at first why Widow wanted her to join the mission, but the super spy's ability to plan for anything paid off when Wasp's abilities allowed her to get inside Doom's device to disable its explosive dampeners. Before it blew up, Natasha intentionally activated the airship's trap door and got one of the scientists safely to the ground with a parachute while Wasp flew down with the other.[10]

Earth-12041

Once a dimensional portal opened up over Iceland, the agents of S.M.A.S.H. went to check it out. There, they found Thor and the Warriors Three battling a group of Dark Elves. Together, they managed to force Malekith and his troops into retreat. To celebrate their victory, Thor invited the agents of S.M.A.S.H. to celebrate in Asgard.[11]

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