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Iceland is famous for its hot springs, geysers and volcanoes. The majority of the population live in the capital Reykjavik. Iceland joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986.

Iceland made its Eurovision debut in 1986 and has yet to win the contest. In 1999, Selma finished second with her song All Out Of Luck and ten years later 2009, Yohanna equalled this success with her ballad Is It True?

Iceland boasts strong viewing figures for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2016, the country delivered the largest viewing share of all 42 participating countries with 95.3% of those watching TV in the country watching the Grand Final.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Með Hækkandi Sól
Semi-Final
10th - 103 points
Grand Final
23rd - 20 points
Rotterdam 2021
10 Years
Semi-Final
2nd - 288 points
Grand Final
4th - 378 points
Rotterdam 2020
Think About Things
Tel Aviv 2019
Hatrið mun sigra
Semi-Final
3rd - 221 points
Grand Final
10th - 232 points
Lisbon 2018
Our Choice
Semi-Final
19th - 15 points
Kyiv 2017
Paper
Semi-Final
15th - 60 points
Stockholm 2016
Hear Them Calling
Semi-Final
14th - 51 points
Vienna 2015
Unbroken
Semi-Final
15th - 14 points
Copenhagen 2014
No Prejudice
Semi-Final
8th - 61 points
Grand Final
15th - 58 points
Malmö 2013
Ég Á Líf
Semi-Final
6th - 72 points
Grand Final
17th - 47 points
Baku 2012
Never Forget
Semi-Final
8th - 75 points
Grand Final
20th - 46 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Coming Home
Semi-Final
4th - 100 points
Grand Final
20th - 61 points
Oslo 2010
Je Ne Sais Quoi
Semi-Final
3rd - 123 points
Grand Final
19th - 41 points
Moscow 2009
Is It True?
Semi-Final
1st - 174 points
Grand Final
2nd - 218 points
Belgrade 2008
This Is My Life
Semi-Final
8th - 68 points
Grand Final
14th - 64 points
Helsinki 2007
Valentine Lost
Semi-Final
13th - 77 points
Athens 2006
Congratulations
Semi-Final
13th - 62 points
Kyiv 2005
If I Had Your Love
Semi-Final
16th - 52 points
Istanbul 2004
Heaven
Grand Final
19th - 16 points
Riga 2003
Open Your Heart
Grand Final
8th - 81 points
Copenhagen 2001
Angel
Grand Final
22nd - 3 points
Stockholm 2000
Tell Me!
Grand Final
12th - 45 points
Jerusalem 1999
All Out Of Luck
Grand Final
2nd - 146 points
Dublin 1997
Minn Hinsti Dans
Grand Final
20th - 18 points
Oslo 1996
Sjúbídú
Grand Final
13th - 51 points
Dublin 1995
Núna
Grand Final
15th - 31 points
Dublin 1994
Nætur
Grand Final
12th - 49 points
Millstreet 1993
þá Veistu Svarið
Grand Final
13th - 42 points
Malmö 1992
Nei Eða Já
Grand Final
7th - 80 points
Rome 1991
Nina
Grand Final
15th - 26 points
Zagreb 1990
Eitt Lag Enn
Grand Final
4th - 124 points
Lausanne 1989
Það Sem Enginn Sér
Grand Final
22nd - 0 points
Dublin 1988
Sókrates
Grand Final
16th - 20 points
Brussels 1987
Hægt Og Hljótt
Grand Final
16th - 28 points
Bergen 1986
Icy
Gleðibankinn
Grand Final
16th - 19 points