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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.



About Harpa

 2, Austurbakki, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

 +354 528 5050


Harpa and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Cemetery Holavallagardur

Cemetery Holavallagardur(1 km)
Spread over 3 hectares, the Hólavallagarður Cemetery dates back to the 19th century, and has a number of interesting old tombstones, including those of Jón Sigurðssonand Guðrún Oddsdóttir.

Einar Jonsson Museum

Einar Jonsson Museum(1 km)
Located atop the Skolavorduhaed hill in Reykjavik, the Einar Jonsson Museum showcases the complete collection of works by the eponymous Icelandic sculptor.


Hallgrimskirkja(1 km)
The iconic Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest structures in the country, soaring 73 metres high.

The Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager(0.6 km)
The Sun Voyager or Sólfar is an iconic sculpture facing Mount Esja on the North Atlantic shore in Reykjavik.


Domkirkjan(0.5 km)
The Domkirkjan or Reykjavík Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Iceland.

National Museum of Iceland

National Museum of Iceland(1.2 km)
The National Museum of Iceland explores the history and cultural heritage of Iceland from the Viking settlements of the Middle Ages to the present day.

Aurora Reykjavik

Aurora Reykjavik(0.9 km)
The Aurora Reykjavik is a centre dedicated to Northern Lights, and has an exhibition exploring the history of the phenomenon as well as the myths and legends associated with it.

Volcano House

Volcano House(0.5 km)
The Volcano House in Reykjavík explores the geological history and systems of Iceland, one of the most volcanically active regions in the world due to its location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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