Harpa – An Icelandic Gem
A new Icelandic cultural and conference centre.
Harpa is designed by world famous artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen architects and Batteríið architects.
Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and The Reykjavik Big Band. In addition, it serves as the main Icelandic cultural and conference centre and hosts numerous concerts, conferences, meetings, cultural events and receptions throughout the year.
Within you can find two restaurants Munnharpan and Kolabrautin in addition to Harpas own catering service. Also a record store “12 Tónar”, a design and souvenir shop “Epal” and a book and flower store “Upplifun”. Tourists can find more information in the basement at the Geysirland information desk.
In the fall of 2012, Harpa was awarded the MICE Report as the best conference centre in northern Europe. Over 3 million people have already visited Harpa.
A full event calender and ticketing service can be found at www.harpa.is The Harpa tour is not to be missed and is offered mon-fri at 15:30 and on the weekend at both 11:00 and 15:30. The tour takes 45 minutes and costs ISK 1.750 kr. per person. The tour will take you behind the scenes of the house and you will learn all about the design and construction of the Harpa. It is possible to arrange for special tours for groups and schools.
Hours of Operation & AdmissionHours of Operation: The building is open everday from: 8 am – 12 am. The box office is open weekedays: 10 am – 6 pm and weekends: 12 pm – 6 pm, (Longer on concert nights)