News
Iceland’s Eurovision Entry Selected

Iceland’s Eurovision Entry Selected

Published February 4, 2013

The time has come again for Icelanders and Iceland-lovers alike to get their hopes up. Iceland’s 2013 Eurovision Song Contest contender has been chosen and it’s… EYÞÓR INGI GUNNLAUGSSON!

Eyþór bested the competition at Harpa on 2 February with his entry “Ég á Líf” and will go on to represent Iceland in Malmö, Sweden, in May of this year.

Seven finalists sang their hearts out in hopes of representing Iceland, but after the jury and fans, casting votes by phone, had their say only two contenders were left standing, Eyþór and Unnur Eggertsdóttir, with her entry “Ég Syng!” After a final round of voting from the general public the honour of performing at the annual celebration of European pop was bestowed upon Eyþór.

This could be our year, you guys!



News
MP Will Likely Submit Alcohol Bill Again

MP Will Likely Submit Alcohol Bill Again

by

Independence Party MP Vilhjálmur Árnason, undaunted by public opinion and parliamentary defeat, still wants to legalise the sale of alcohol

News
Tourists Kinda “Meh” About Visiting Holuhraun

Tourists Kinda “Meh” About Visiting Holuhraun

by

Now that tourists are allowed to visit the Holuhraun lava field, it seems few if any want to go. Tourism

News
Several Reykjavík Nightspots To Close For Tourism

Several Reykjavík Nightspots To Close For Tourism

by

The owners of buildings that house several nightclubs on a single block in downtown Reykjavík are planning to change the

News
Icelandic Drag-Punks Æla Rise To Puke Again

Icelandic Drag-Punks Æla Rise To Puke Again

by

Icelandic punk-rock-noir quartet Æla (translated to English: ‘Puke’) have self-released their long-awaited second album ‘Vettlingatök’, along with a characteristically surreal

News
Tourists Destroying Natural Hot Spring

Tourists Destroying Natural Hot Spring

by

The Hrunalaug hot spring has undergone so much damage from the sheer numbers of visitors it has received that the

News
Foxes Bounce Back In Westfjords

Foxes Bounce Back In Westfjords

by

The Arctic foxes of northwest Iceland are observably recovering from last year’s mysterious die-off, and the population is now “full

Show Me More!