When visiting a new country, it is always a good idea to read up about it beforehand. The History section here gives a brief outline of the major events in Icelandic history. It includes the first Viking settlement in Reykjavik, the discovery of America by Leif Eiriksson in AD 1000, the writing of the Sagas in the 13th century and the emigration to North America in the last century.
The Geography section covers the Icelandic climate, information on volcanic and geothermal activity, as well as the flora and fauna of Iceland. You can also find some useful information about the Icelandic language and general facts and figures.