Iceland: Road Trip Playlist

Iceland: Road Trip Playlist

Ok, a little light-hearted post today and I need your help. A week today we are heading to Iceland (the country, not the English frozen food store) where we will be picking up our hire car courtesy of Lagoon Car Rental for our road trip. We plan to explore the south of the island as much as we can in the five or so hours of sunlight we will have each day, as well as driving the Golden Circle and of course visiting the Blue Lagoon – I don’t care if it’s a tourist trap, it can trap me as much as it likes, it looks amazing!

As we all know, no road trip is complete without a kick-ass road trip mix tape (sorry I mean playlist, I was showing my age there!). So Mr ESLT and I have been racking our brains for appropriate tracks to add to our Iceland playlist to listen (and sing along in my case) to as we admire the beautiful Icelandic scenery on our journey from place to place. We love to make playlists before we take journeys, especially road trips as the songs then hold amazing memories for us afterwards.

So the theme – any song or song by artist related (or tenuously related) to cold, snow, ice, attractions in Iceland or Iceland in general. To be honest it has not been as easy as we first thought it would be. So after hours of flicking through our iPods and Apple music we think we have found some great songs to add to our road trip playlist.

Our Iceland Top 20 Playlist

1. Baby It’s Cold Outisde – Dean Martin

2. Cold As Ice – Foreigner

3. Cold Game – Maverick Sabre

4. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay

5. Frozen – Madonna

6. Hoppípolla – Sigur Rós

7. Ice Age – Joy Division

8. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

9. I Smell Winter – The Housemartins

10. It’s Oh So Quiet – Bjork

11. Let It Go – From Frozen

12. Little Talks – of Monsters and Men

13. No Light, No Light – Florence & The Machine

14. Numb – Rhianna ft. Eminem

15. Waterfall – Stone Roses

16. Waterfalls – TLC

17. White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes

18. Winter – Daughter

19. Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons

20. You Can Do It – Ice Cube

As you can see our playlist is quite eclectic (to put it mildly!). A 20 song long playlist won’t last us that long considering the amount of driving we are likely to do during our stay in Iceland. So, we’d love to hear your suggestions to add to our list – don’t forget the rules 🙂

Also, have you ever been to Iceland? Is there anywhere you would recommend that we should visit – we love recommendations from people who have actually been!

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  1. davemcclane
    November 18, 2016 / 7:46 am

    How about some Icelandic bands/artists – you definitely need some Bjork or Sugarcubes on there! Sea bear are great too, ‘Arms’ and ‘I’ll Build You a Fire’ are great songs.

    Not forgetting Múm and also, if you like Sigur Ros then Jonsi’s solo stuff and the music by Jonsi & Alex is all good!

    • November 24, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Good calls with them all. Bjork is on there but I’ll have a listen to the rest today. I do like a good sing along though 🙂

  2. November 18, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Nice playlist, as always i like from coldplay ???

  3. thesweatergiraffe
    November 18, 2016 / 9:51 am

    HA HA I was totally going to jokingly suggest Let It Go but you beat me to the punch! 😉 If you don’t mind another kid’s movie jam, Once Upon a December from Anastasia is always good!

    • November 24, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      YES!!! Anything animated gets a big thumbs up from me 🙂 I’m such a big kid! It’s hone on the list. Thank you ha!

  4. November 18, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Haha fun post!! I’m heading to Iceland for a similar driving tour in January… If I was planning a play list it would have to be a bit more ‘walking on sunshine’ or ‘its getting hot in herre’ than ‘cold as ice’. Haha great blog.

    Your newest subscriber,

    • November 21, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Ha, I suppose tracks to make you feel warm would be a great way to go 🙂 We’ve just checked the weather for this weekend (we fly on Friday) and it doesn’t look too bad (fingers crossed!!!) I still plan on packing my entire wardrobe just in case 🙂

  5. Angela Michelle Thibert
    December 20, 2016 / 2:27 am

    Great playlist for Icelandic travels lol!!

    • December 20, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      Ha! Thank you. It certainly kept us awake and alert on the long straight roads in Iceland

  6. April 6, 2017 / 10:31 am

    The Blue lagoon may very well be a tourist trap but it is an amazing place to visit. At least once in your lifetime. We do howver have real tourist traps one should avoid at all times, just to save some money. money you can use for something else! Here is a list with a few of these traps:
    Safe travels

    PS: In case you are interested, we put together a playlist with music videos with artists from literally all over the world. They do have one thing in common, they all came here to Iceland to film their music videos! 🙂