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
Harpa Conference And Concert Center - Review
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.
Harpa Conference And Concert Center Information
- 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.
Harpa Conference And Concert Center Ticket Prices
- Guided tour: ISK 2.200
- Group guided tour: 20.000 ISK
Harpa Conference And Concert Center Opening and Closing Hours
- 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
How To reach Harpa Conference And Concert Center by Public Transport
- Harpa Bus Station
- By Car or take a Taxi
Restaurants Near Harpa Conference And Concert Center
- Munnharpan Cafe
- Horpudiskur Catering Service
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Harpa Conference And Concert Center, Reykjavik Reviews
Harpa Concert hall is a lovely glass building in Reykjavik, Iceland which is located near the Harbour. The building is very pretty when the sun Shine's on it, it twinkles with lots of different colours & is lit up at night so can be seen from a distance. Inside is a small shopping centre with gift shops, book shops, cafes, cinema & rest rooms. It has a relaxed atmosphere inside & the people are very friendly. A lovely place to visit on a cold afternoon.
The 15 minutes 4 screens Iceland promo video showing in the basement level 2 is not very good at all. The ticket cost 1500kr. The video was short and the pictures were not sharp. The screens were high up so we had to tilt our heads the whole time. I would suggest people to avoid this. Aurora Northern Light Museum was much more fun.
Down by the harbour, this modern building shines with reflected light and lures you in. Inside offers some spectacular geometric architecture, a cinematic tour of Iceland, a shop and bars, as well as the chance to be entertained by the various concerts and shows on offer. There are also areas to relax, play games and be creative. The views over the harbour are spectacular. Just the side, is a stone covered beach, where you can practice balancing stones and leave your mark.
My favorite building in Reykjavik! The architecture is absolutely mesmerizing and even if you aren’t there to seeing a show, it’s still a cool place to walk around and take a break in from your excursions around the city. We paid to watch the 360 Iceland video experience which wasn’t really that impressive. It was a poorly stitched together “360” video that was projected in a square room - so don’t expect an I-Max experience. There was some standard folded chairs to sit on and it was incredibly hot. Other than the poor 360 video experience, Harpa is still a great place to visit.
A very beautiful building. It's free to go inside and visit. Take the elevator to the 5th floor for some more views and a peak at the structure from the inside. They have a bar/restaurant on the ground floor and a couple of gift shops. The building reflects nicely in the sun, apparently trying to conjure up the image of the Northern Lights.
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