Iceland Gears Up for Söngvakeppnin 2023: Who Will Represent the Country at Eurovision?

The excitement is palpable as Iceland gears up for the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin this weekend. Söngvakeppnin is the Icelandic selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest, and the winner will represent Iceland at the global stage in Italy later this year. The popular music event has been a staple in Iceland since the 1980s […]

Ragn­heiður Ásta Pét­urs­dótt­ir, The Voice of Iceland, Dies at 79

Ragn­heiður Ásta Pét­urs­dótt­ir, who was the voice of Iceland’s public Radio RUV, has died at the age of 79. She was the announcer for the national radio from 1962 to 2006. Her father Pét­ur Pét­urs­son was before her the voice of the radio. Ragnheiður was married to composer Jón Múli Árnason.