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Welcome to Icelandic Museum Rock & Roll

About the Museum

Many people know Icelandic artists such as the Sucarcubes, Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men. What’s their story? What’s their background? And how did these bands become so successful coming from the tiny population of Iceland? At the Icelandic Museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll you can walk through the history of Icelandic pop and rock music throughout the years. Guests can dive deeper into the history of each artist and listen to their music with the help of the Rock ‘n’ Roll app on the iPads guests receive during the visit. And don’t forget to check out our Sound Lab where you can sing your heart out in our custom made karaoke booth or try an electric drumkit, guitar and bass and feel like a real rocker!

The Icelandic Rock ‘n’ Roll Shop and Café

In our shop we sell all kinds of Icelandic music related merchandise. Get rockin’ in our Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll T-shirts or check out the newest music releases by Björk, Sigur Rós and many more. If you feel like going the extra mile and want to become an expert we also sell books and documentaries about Icelandic music. In the museum you can sit down, listen to music and have a cup of coffee… or tea.. or hot chocolate, whichever sounds good to you. Our coffee comes from Kaffitár a local roasterie, specializing in importing, roasting and serving the finest Arabica coffee beans.

 

My heart is beating like a jungle drum.

Emilíana Torrini

Tickets

Price of admission :
1500 ISK / 12 EUR / 13 USD
Opening hours :
Daily from 11am to 6pm

Admission for invalids/seniors: 1200 ISK. Admission is free for children 16 years and younger if they are accompanied by adults. Click HERE to buy your admission tickets ahead of your visit and get a 20% discount!

The museum is open all year round except for New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Day, Christmas Eve , Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

The Rock 'n' Roll App

At the Icelandic Museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll you can walk through the history of Icelandic pop and rock music throughout the years. Guests can dive deeper into the history of each artist and listen to their music with the help of the Rock ‘n’ Roll app on the iPad we lend you during your visit. The history of Icelandic Rock 'n' Roll history is available in five languages in the app; English, French, German, Norwegian and Icelandic.

There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic to human behavior.

Björk

Contact us

Mail us :
info@hljomaholl.is
Phone number :
+354 420 1030

How to get there:

The museum is conveniently located 5 minutes away from Keflavík international airport in Hljómahöll in the town of Reykjanesbær (also known as Keflavík or Njarðvík)

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From Reykjavík City or Keflavík International Airport take bus route 55 (see timetable here. The bus stop name is NJARÐVÍKURTORG. From the bus stop, walk 4 minutes to the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll. 

Address:
Hjallavegur 2
260 Reykjanesbær
Iceland

Taxi number in the area: +354 420 12 12