There's an abundance of talent in Iceland (does everyone here play in a band?). The chances are high for stumbling across live music in unlikely places. You can track down performances easily in the capital – check the Reykjavík Grapevine (www.grapevine.is) for listings. And don't be surprised when you pull into a tiny fjord-side town and discover a schedule for weekly summer concerts.

Music festivals

Music fans should plan their visit to coincide with a big-name festival such as Iceland Airwaves, Secret Solstice or Sónar Reykjavík.