The Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavik


Here’s something out of the normal show reviews. I recently had a chance to visit the Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavik. Like most people my knowledge of Icelandic music before going was limited to Bjork (and the Sugarcubes) and Sigur Ros. This tiny museum is a good starting point to learn about some other Icelandic acts from the past. Crammed into to an old public restroom, you go in and out of different stalls learning about the history of Icelandic punk and it’s major figures. There isn’t much in the way of artifacts, it’s basically just reading, looking at pictures, and listening to music. It is open until 10 which gives you something to do after dark when you can’t look at the gorgeous Icelandic scenery any more for the day. It’s (relatively) inexpensive and worth doing if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Reykjavik.



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