As a country lauded for its creativity, it’s no wonder Iceland’s music scene has exploded in the past decade. Beyond the well-known Bjork, Iceland is also home to famous acts like Of Monsters and Men, Kaleo, and more! Unlike the United States, Iceland doesn’t have music labels, which allows smaller and larger bands alike to create their own presence throughout the country.
Iceland’s geographical placement allows it to absorb several North American and European influences. In fact, Icelandic artists draw inspiration from cultures around the world! The result, however, continues to be something purely Icelandic, which many artists say enhances the huge following of Icelandic music today.