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Genre: icelandic folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Icelandic folk music is a genre that incorporates traditional Icelandic melodies and instruments with modern production techniques. The music often features haunting vocals and atmospheric soundscapes, creating a sense of otherworldliness. The lyrics often touch on themes of nature, mythology, and the human experience. The genre has gained popularity in recent years, with artists blending traditional Icelandic folk elements with contemporary pop and indie influences.


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Popular icelandic folk Songs


Most popular icelandic folk albums

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Vögguvísur
2012
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Kvöldvaka
2009
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Across The Borders
2019
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In The Silence (Bonus Edition)
2014
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You Stay by the Sea (Deluxe)
2022
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Unnur Sara syngur Gainsbourg
2018
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Englaryk í tímaglasi
2002
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Astronauts
2020
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BLIK
2023
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Don't Be a Stranger
2012
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Haglél
2011
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Vittu til
2006
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Hjálmar
2005
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From Source to the Ocean - a Tale of Two Rivers
2019
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Sikadene (Original Score)
2023
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Önnur Mósebók
2012

icelandic folk music by decade

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List of icelandic folk artists

Here is a list of icelandic folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the icelandic folk genre. You can find out what icelandic folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 31 15363
2 38 59248
3 49 304306
4 49 6661
5 27 13689
6 27 12090
7 26 19552
8 25 17005
9 20 3682
10 23 9745
11 46 58550
12 15 2711
13 27 13465
14 21 7680
15 21 2969
16 26 1537
17 20 18299
18 23 4295
19 18 4519
20 17 2285
21 27 18054
22 26 33225
23 15 2398
24 26 18138
25 14 75
26 17 159
27 14 620
28 13 578
29 12 5263
30 11 1354
31 1 258
32 7 3015
33 8 1148
34 4 175
35 4 404
36 3 216
37 2 325
38 1 117
39 1 76
40 1 199
41 1 213
42 1 118

icelandic folk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular icelandic folk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.