History Fast Facts: Iceland

Can you answer these fast facts about the history of Iceland?

The first settler in Iceland was Norwegian and arrived in 874. What was his name?
What is the name of the medieval book which describes the settlement of Iceland?
What is the name of the oldest surviving parliament in the world, founded in 930?
In which century did Iceland become part of the Kalmar Union?
In which decade did Barbary pirates raid Iceland for slaves, commanded by a Dutchman called Murat Reis?
Which volcano erupted in 1783, killing more than 20% of the population and over half of the livestock?
Who led the 19th century Icelandic independence movement?
What was the codename of the British invasion of Iceland in 1940?
In which year did Iceland become independent?
What is the collective name of the disputes with Britain and Ireland about fishing rights, all ending in Icelandic victory?
Who became prime minister in 2009 as the world's first openly LGBT head of government?
Which bank collapsed in 2008, including its online savings account brand Icesave?
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