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The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll

Hjallavegi 2, Keflavik, Reykjanesbaer 260, Iceland
+354 420 1030
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The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll is a about the history of rock and pop music in Iceland. The story of rock and pop music in Iceland is covered from 1930 to date with the help of iPads, photographs, screens, projectors etc. Guests get handed an iPad upon arrival containing the Rock 'n' Roll app. The app enables guests to dive deeper into the story behind each artist and period mentioned in the museum and listen to the music. The museum features its very own sound lab where guests can try out an electric drum kit, guitar and bass guitars and guests can also sing their hearts out in a specially made karaoke booth and keep the recording. The museum is filled with memerobilia. Among items guests can find in the museum is a wooden sculpture of the Icelandic reggae band Hjalmar, vintage guitars and drumkits, a giant sized electric guitar, backstage access passes from the Sugarcubes and Of Monsters and Men, Emiliana Torrini's colorful dress from her 'Jungle Drum' music video and much more. The museum has it's own little cinema which features documentaries about Icelandic music all day long. There'a a café with locally brewed coffee and free wi-fi is available for all guests. The museum is not to be missed!
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“icelandic music” (26 reviews)
“rock and roll” (9 reviews)
“bass” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hjallavegi 2, Keflavik, Reykjanesbaer 260, Iceland
This attraction is at Keflavik Intl Airport
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+354 420 1030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is uniqe, No other rock n roll museum in Iceland. Keflavík is a music town. You can reccord yourself singing.

Thank Bryndís Ó
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your into music history or are a fan of Bjork, Sugarcubes, or Sigur Ros, then this is a must-do. There are a lot of so-so museums in Iceland, but I spent the most time in this one. Not so much about memorabilia as reading...More

Thank subterranean_jack
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here after the Blue Lagoon before heading into Reykjavik. Only after the flight out of Iceland did we learn you can take an iPad tour of the museum via their tourist videos... the person at the front desk completely failed to mention this....More

Thank schmayla98
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not a place to come on it’s own but well done and interesting. Iceland’s own Rock and Roll story told through pictures, exhibits, sounds and activities.

Thank Simon D
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I guess my knowledge of Icelandic rock is limited to Bjork and Sigur Ross. These being two international artists who have achieved legend status worldwide. I hoped therefore to learn a bit more about them and their Icelandic roots. Each merited a board and picture...More

Thank Ianfaedundee
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Stumbled across this museum while passing the time. This eclectic rock and roll museum really felt like an outpost from America located in a suburb of Keflavik. It certainly brightened up the area like a neon beacon saying come in and enjoy. Inside was a...More

Thank allumamontana
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

If you liked the rock and roll hall of fame in Cleveland, youll enjoy this much smaller scale attraction

Thank gatortunor
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This small museum is filled with artifacts (recent and older) of the extensive Icelandic music scene. If you really enjoy rock/pop music, this will be time well-spent. (If other musical genres are your presence, this won't be as fulfilling.) Drop your air guitar and play...More

Thank Trevor L
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed going back through the ages to see the progression. Able to play on some of the instruments and sing karaoke!

Thank Marilyn M
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of interactive features, good for icelandic standards. Price was ok for what you got. Plan to spend at least two hours at the museum.

Thank momofbrayandbree
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Britgirl333
10 July 2017|
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Response from Alice M | Reviewed this property |
It would be too long of a walk, worth going to but do take a taxi. If you are staying in Keflavik then you could walk pretty much from anywhere in town.
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22 December 2016|
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