Harpa Conference And Concert Center
- Address: 2,Austurbakki, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Ticket Price: 1950 ISK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Performance, Concert, Convention Center, Family And Kids, Architecture
Opened in 2011, the center primarily functions as a concert hall, serving as home to four music companies: the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera, The Reykjavik Big Band, and Maximus Musicus. It also hosts music festivals. Additionally, it’s a conference and exhibitions center. The architecture of the building is notable. At a casual glance it looks like a huge block of glass and steel, which the firm Henning Larsen Architects and artist Olafur Eliasson wanted to reflect Iceland’s landscape. For those who want to explore further, the center provides guided tours of the facilities. Check the center website for details on upcoming events and concerts. There are also a couple of excellent restaurants on site.
- Fully wheelchair accessible.
- Audio/video recordings or taking photographs during performances is strictly prohibited .
- Non-commercial photography is allowed only in the open space.
- Mobile phones should be turned off during the performances.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited within the building.
- Food or drinks can be enjoyed outside the performance spaces.
- Guided tour: ISK 2.200
- Group guided tour: 20.000 ISK
- Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
- 15 May–15 September: 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
- 16 September–14 May: 11:00am and 3:30pm
- Tours last 45 minutes
- Harpa Bus Station
- By Car or take a Taxi
- Munnharpan Cafe
- Horpudiskur Catering Service
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This beautiful modern building is built with mostly glass outside which gives a great view of the sea. You can walk around the 4 floors to admire the water. It also has a parking garage which is very handy.
Harpa was awesome! A must-see in Reykjavik. It is a beautiful peice of architecture and it is open to the public for extensive hours so it's a good place to stop early or late or in between plans in the city. It has events on most days so check the schedule when you go to see if there is something interesting. The gift shops are nice to walk around and just enjoy the building or chat with the staff who are also really nice. It was really nice to spend an evening there. We didn't get to see the whole space due to an event happening there but we were still happy we stopped by.
Stunning building with state-of-the art architecture. From outside, the glass structure already looks impressive, but from inside, the peculiarly-shaped (and multi-colored) glass panels and windows combine to form a splendid and surreal work of art. This design was evidently inspired by basalt rock columns, such as those found in the south of Iceland. The main concert hall itself is also color and impressive. At night, the glass façade gets illuminated with a stunning moving light display, intended to simulate the northern lights.
A stunning place and a photographer's dream. There are a few shops/souvenir and restaurants. It's worth exploring around and going to the top to capture the main atrium, its so pretty. We never saw any of the exhibitions or main hall but one of the days it had a children's film and there were activities they could do. They have toilets and lots of seating around to rest or look out into the sea
Whilst I did not go an see a concert here, I went inside for a few minutes to look around and also I looked at the place from the outside. It occupies a prime position on the seafront and is of a very interesting architectural design.