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Hekla Magnúsdóttir’s Perfect Day In Reykjavík

Hekla Magnúsdóttir’s Perfect Day In Reykjavík

Published May 15, 2017

Photo by
Art Bicnick

Hekla Magnúsdóttir is a well-known experimental musician whose weapon of choice is the good old Russian theremin. She won a Kraumur music award in 2014, the year her first album, ‘Hekla’, was released.

In the morning
I would sleep in! I have a nine-month-old son so I don’t get to do that anymore. I usually wake up between six and seven in the morning now, but every day I get the biggest smile from him when he sees me first thing in the morning and that’s the best feeling in the world.

For breakfast
I’m not much of a breakfast person but I guess on my perfect day I’d take my family to Grái Kötturinn for pancakes. They are delicious.

At noon
I would go with a friend to BSÍ drive-through and then we would cruise around town listening to Linkin Park and some other questionable music while vaping (I’m just being honest here).

In the afternoon
Still just cruise around town with a friend (að rúnta), maybe drive to Grótta, listen to music and do some catching up.

For dinner
For dinner I would eat a lamb leg with brown sauce and potatoes, and on this perfect day my husband all of a sudden likes lamb meat, and then we drive to Ísbúðin Laugalæk for a rjómaís—cream ice cream (the new ice cream).

In the heat of the night
Go to a cabin, not too far from the city— I wouldn’t want to be driving for too long in a car on my perfect day. I would end the day hot tubbing under the stars with a beer, and play board games until the morning with my friends. I’d also squeeze in doing some music somewhere, maybe between breakfast and lunch? I wouldn’t want to feel guilty about skipping music on my perfect day.

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