Legendary Reykjavik Nightclub To Re-Open Again - In East Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Legendary Reykjavik Nightclub To Re-Open Again – In East Iceland

Published May 2, 2018

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Sirkus – a nightclub that once defined Reykjavík nightlife before closing in 2007 – will re-open in the east Iceland village of Seyðisfjörður.

Once upon a time, Sirkus was the quintessential Reykjavík hotspot, and was arguably ground zero for what would become the 21st century explosion of bohemian culture in Iceland’s capital. Closing in 2007, a version of it opened in the Faroe Islands two years later, but now Vísir reports it will return to our fair shores once more – on the other end of the country.

Sigríður Guðlaugsdóttir, who has moved to Seyðisfjörður and still owns the rights to Sirkus, intends to open the iconic club in this east Iceland village. In many ways, Seyðisfjörður may be better suited to the place.

“Reykjavík has changed so unbelievably much,” Sigríður told reporters. “For me, it’s just like any other big city. I miss the little 101-village where I lived and grew up.”

The new Sirkus will stay as true to the original as possible, including a soundbox that Sigur rós owned and the original artwork that will be festooned on the walls. It is expected that the club will be ready to open again next month, just in time for the start of Icelandic summer.


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