Periodically, we receive queries from abroad regarding the Icelandic National Anthem. When we came across a special edition of the anthem, published by the Prime Minister's Office in 1957, we decided to seek authorisation to build a web site based on it. The ministry granted permission on behalf of the Government of Iceland. The following individuals gave permission that their material could be published on the web:
The above mentioned permissions grant free nonprofit use of the material here published. Modification, selling or leasing any material found on this web site is not authorised - see also law concerning the national anthem (Icelandic).
The following sound recordings may be audited or downloaded of this web site:
These recordings are from the CD Ísland er Lýðveldi ("Iceland is a Republic") (ISL 50-2), recorded 1994. Recording engineer: Bjarni Rúnar Bjarnason. Publisher: Lýðveldið sf. Distribution: Japis.
Special thanks to: Páll S. Guðmundsson, sound master at Icelandic the National Radio Broadcasting Service (RUV); Anna Melsteð, web master at RUV; Una Margrét Jónsdóttir; Jórunn Sigurðardóttir; Hjálmar Sveinsson; Edward Fredriksen; Jan Murtomaa; Oddný Halldórsdóttir; Guðrún Catherine Emilsdóttir; Catherine Eyjólfsson; Hreinn Valdimarsson and Þórir Steingrímsson.
This web site is a non profit construction and consists of about 150 documents.
May 1st 2000
Jón Hrólfur Sigurjónsson