Designed by visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa is a breathtaking concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík that is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.Located near the harbor, its façade featuring a lattice of glass panels is inspired by the landscape of Iceland and reflects the sky and sea

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Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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 2 hours 30 minutes

$69

...op attractions including City Hall, the Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, and the Sólfar sculpture. Climb Hallgrímski...

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Reykjavik: 2-Hour Whale and Puffin Watching Tour

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 2 hour

$141

...water for a whale watching tour. See the shoreline from the water and discover the "Sun Voyager" and Harpa Concert Hall.

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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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    1 day

$25

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Reykjavik: Panoramic Helicopter Flight

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 40 minute

$300

... views of the city, and hover over some of the landmark attractions such as the Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgríms Church.

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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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 2 hours

$144

...’s 'Sun Voyager' sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall on the shoreline. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour.

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From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Deluxe Cruise

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 2.5 hour

$129

...Northern Lights ("Aurora Borealis"). Along the way, see the stunning Harpa Concert Hall and other architectural marvels.

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Reykjavík Grand Excursion

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 3 hours

$54

... Höfði house where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 to begin the process of ending the Cold War and Harpa concert hall.

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Landmannalaugar the Pearl of the highlands

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 15 to 15.5 hrs

$159

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Harpa, Reykjavik

Designed by visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa is a breathtaking concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík that is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.Located near the harbor, its façade featuring a lattice of glass panels is inspired by the landscape of Iceland and reflects the sky and sea.

Designed by visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa is a breathtaking concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík that is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.

Located near the harbor, its façade featuring a lattice of glass panels is inspired by the landscape of Iceland and reflects the sky and sea. The foyer area in the front of the building leads to 4 halls in the middle (Eldborg, Silfurberg, Norðurljós, and Kaldalón), while the offices, administration, and changing room are at the back of the building. The largest hall, Eldborg can seat 1800 persons, and is bathed in red. It has hosted performances by international singers such as Bryan Adams, piano virtuoso Maria Joao Pires, orchestras such as Berliner Philhamoniker and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Music festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Sónar Reykjavik, and Reykjavik Jazz Festival attract tourists from all over the world. It also has an exhibition space and several smaller meeting rooms.

45 minute long guided tours of Harpa in English can be booked for ISK 2200. Tours are available at 11:00, 13:30, 15:30 and 17:30 during 15 May to 15 September. During the rest of the year, tours are conducted at 15:30 on weekdays, and 11:00 and 15:30 on weekends.


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About Harpa

 2, Austurbakki, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

 +354 528 5050

 harpa.is

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