Despite population of only 340 thousand, Iceland has produced so many great musicians in past decades, and nowadays it seems that the world can’t get enough of talented Icelanders, making it to the top of the billboards. Now that many Icelandic musicians have made themselves known on the global stage, the newcomers in the industry have a platform to stand on and show off their talents.
Below, three members of our team share their favorite Icelandic musicians they feel you should know about. Some names may seem familiar, as they’ve gone viral among music enthusiasts worldwide, while others are likely new to you. Now give them a listen and gain an insider’s perspective on the mysterious Icelandic music culture — your next on-repeat song might be hiding in there somewhere.





Emmsjé Gauti




Of Monsters and Men






Emiliana Torrini


Aron Can