Icelandic Króna - ISK

DEFINITION of 'Icelandic Króna - ISK'

The currency abbreviation or the currency symbol for the Iceland króna (ISK), the currency of Iceland. The króna is divided into 100 aurar and is often presented with the symbol kr. This currency has earned the nickname "Icelandic crown" in the financial markets because the english translation is "crown", and because of króna's relation to the latin word corona, meaning crown.

BREAKING DOWN 'Icelandic Króna - ISK'

The króna was first seen in 1922 in coin form, followed by notes in 1929. The currency was revaluated in 1981, and only whole krónur (plural of króna) have been used since 2002. Currency trading was suspended during the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008.