W e hate being the bearers of bad news. Especially so when covering events, places or people that are very fine in most all respects.
We wanted to let you know about a museum opening in the town of Keflavik recently. Yup, the town in the backyard of the international airport. There the very first Rock´n´roll museum in Iceland has opened to great fanfare and admittedly the museum is by Iceland standards pretty decent. Should you still be in doubt it is dedicated to local rock´n´roll legends of the past.
And therein lies its problem.
We would like to recommend it since the people behind it are nice people and certainly the town of Keflavik could use a tourist boost too. But we can´t.
We thought about it. Would we be interested in visiting a rock´n´roll museum in Estonia for instance? Dedicated to the highly popular Gunnar Graps Group and the no less popular Apelsin….
The answer is a resounding NO. No one in team Total Iceland would make an effort to check out Estonia´s magnificent rock stars. If they were any good we would most likely have heard about them before.
Do the names of Hljomar or Trubrot mean anything to you?
Same goes for Icelandic rock stars. Do the names of Hljomar or Trubrot mean anything to you? How about Pelikan?
We thought so.
However, it must be said that one part of the museum is dedicated to more known local artist like Bjork, Of Monsters and Men and Sigur Rós. That part might appeal to your inner sense.
But in case you might be hellbent on seeing any rock´n´roll museum on this planet before your dying breath you might do well to locate The Icelandic Museum of Rock´n´roll at Hjallavegur 2 at Reykjanesbae. Otherwise known locally as Keflavik.
Admittance is 1.500 ISK.