Goldfinger in Kópavogur, Iceland’s only remaining strip club, is without a license to host strip shows after Reykjavík’s police chief refused to recommend the issue of a permit for the club.
According to a new law, strip shows are generally prohibited but an exception can be granted if recommendations from six institutions is acquired, one of which is the local police chief. This means that Goldfinger is no longer allowed to offer strip shows to its customers.
In an interview with Fréttabladid daily, Ásgeir Davídsson, the owner of Goldfinger, argues that no strip dance has taken place in his club since the new law came into force because the girls aren’t completely nude. He says he going to appeal the decision of the police chief to the Ministry of Justice. “I feel like I’m living in a police state where it’s up to one man what will happen,” he says.