Airwaves Playlist: Ólafur Darri

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is Iceland’s biggest movie star at 195cm. Also because he’s famous.

Ólafur is an award winning Icelandic actor, producer and screenwriter. You might recognize his kind bearded face from the hit Icelandic mystery series Trapped, which was popular in both France and the UK. He’s also starred in HBO’s True Detective, the Netflix show Lady Dynamite and NBC’s Emerald City. His film credits include The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Last Witch Hunter and Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.

He’s created a playlist of songs he likes to celebrate Airwaves. He says:

“Iceland Airwaves has been a one of the biggest fixtures in Iceland´s cultural landscape for a long time now. It is a special time for all music enthusiasts and the best way to discover new as well as established bands and artists, Icelandic as well as foreign. Cold outside but in the concert hall and on the dance floor you will feel like the sun is shining!”

Thank you Ólafur Darri for your kind words and awesome music taste, this playlist is the bomb!


  1. Carry on Without Me – Júníus Meyvant
  2. Niðrá Strönd – Prins Póló
  3. I´ll Keep Coming (Live) (feat. Amiina) – Low Roar
  4. Bury a Friend – Billie Eilish
  5. Five Minutes – Her
  6. Moment – Jeremy Warmsley
  7. Feel Right (featuring Mystikal) – Mark Ronson
  8. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
  9. Hvað er málið – Reykjavíkurdætur
  10. The Guns of Brixton – The Clash
  11. Trúnó (live) – Moses Hightower
  12. Into the Dark – Between Mountains
  13. Lay Down in the Tall Grass – Timber Timbre
  14. Freðinn – Auður
  15. Breaking Bones – Vök
  16. Yfirgefinn – Valdimar
  17. Ecstasy – Lou Reed
  18. Smalltown Boy – Bronski Beat
  19. Afgan – Bubbi Morthens
  20. Boogie Chillen nr. 2 – John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat



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