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Siggi’s best music venues in Reykjavik

The former Sugarcubes drummer picks his favorite places to perform.

The Harpa Concert Hall

Designed by Danish architects with the help of artist Olafur Eliasson, it is both a landmark in Reykjavik and a vibrant musical and cultural institution. “A wonderful concert hall,” Siggi says.

Austurbakki 2
en.harpa.is

Húrra Bar

The Harpa Concert HallA cozy little venue in downtown Reykjavik with live music during the week and DJs on weekends.

Hverfisgata 50
hurra.is

Paloma

One of Iceland’s best dance clubs for working up a sweat into the wee hours.

Naustin 1-3
facebook.com/BarPaloma

NASA

An old club built in the early 1950s, it was the most popular one in Reykjavik for a long time, but it closed in 2012, despite major protests. Siggi says it will be opening again – watch this space!

4 Thorvaldsenstraeti

Gaukurinn

Another downtown bar that is also a venue for gigs is Gaukurinn. “I play here sometimes with slightly younger local acts,” Siggi says.

Tryggvagata 22
gaukurinn.is

The Kex hotel

Housed in a former cookie factory at Reykjavik’s harbor entrance. “Their gig lineup is great,” says Siggi.

Skúlagata 28
kexhostel.is

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