A pop-up nightclub is to open and become the ‘most remote’ in the world. The temporary venue will open in an Icelandic fishing village.
The pop-up party venue is in partnership with REYKA vodka, and with support from Visit Iceland and Detour Discotheque. It will open its doors in the Þingeyri in Iceland’s Westfjords region on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th 2022.
Detour’s styling is largely focused around the iconic New York City clubs of the 1970s and 1980s. The 160-capacity club (just 90 people less than the total population of Þingeyri) will host the “party at the edge of the world.” The club will host a mix of local DJs and artists from the US and the UK playing classic disco under a spinning mirror ball. Chicago-based DJ Rahaan, London’s Norsicaa and Icelandic electronic artist Hermigervill are just some of the names on the roster.
The move comes in the wake of the idyllic fishing village, and the Westfjords region hailed as the primary region to visit in 2022 by travel media Lonely Planet. The region received accreditation due to its natural beauty and a strong commitment to sustainability.
“Detour Discotheque is a door to another universe,” said venue promoter Jonny Ensall.
“Þingeyri is an unreal location, and one of the last places on the planet you’d expect to find a nightclub. However, with the support of the Westfjords community, we’re attempting to recreate the atmosphere of the first discos – legendary NYC parties like The Loft, where everyone was welcome, no one felt like an outsider & the dancing went on all night long.”
“Bold creative projects are always welcome in The Westfjords,” added Díana Jóhannsdóttir of Visit Westfjords. “Þingeyri is a great place to find headspace and try out new ideas, as well as a beautiful location for travellers, with whale and seal watching, hiking and biking and the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall nearby. We hope that partygoers use the opportunity to visit our communities and enjoy nature.”