Over the past 2 years, we’ve taken more road trips than ever before. During those long drives, it’s nice to have some great driving music in the car to help pass the time. We enjoy switching between a few SiriusXM channels to mix it up a bit. However, we listened to their Road Trip Radio station for the entire drive to Hilton Head Island.
This year we took a road trip unlike any other we’ve done before. We rented a car in Iceland, which was the first time I ever drove a car outside the US. When we’ve traveled internationally, the places we wanted to visit (tourist locations) were easily accessible by public transportation. Even if it meant taking a local bus or train, we were able to get to where we wanted to go.
I knew we would be spending lots of time in the car, and I didn’t want to depend on Iceland radio stations for entertainment. Instead, I streamed SiriusXM for our entire trip using the rental car’s Wi-Fi hub.
Once connected to the Wi-Fi, I used the SiriusXM app to listen to our favorite stations. Here we are driving up to Hotel Lækur while listening to ’80s on 8.
Since SiriusXM is only available in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, I turned on my VPN and set it to connect in the US to get this to work. The same thing should work for other streaming services like Spotify and Pandora as well.
I was impressed with the connectivity available throughout Iceland. While we stuck to the main roads (or short drives off of them to our hotels), we had decent internet with the Wi-Fi hub plugged into the cigarette lighter (or are we now referring to that as the auxiliary power outlet.)
If you have SiriusXM (or any music player that has an app on your phone), the addition of a VPN allows you to listen to your favorite stations wherever you want.
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