Nordic House

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Sturlugata 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +35-45517030
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Family And Kids

About Nordic House, Reykjavik

This cultural center to the south of Hljomskalagardur Park focuses on strengthening cultural ties between Iceland and other Nordic countries. It is notable in several aspects. For example, the building’s striking design is owed to Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto. Its library houses over 30,000 media items that are not even in the Icelandic language. It organises many events for important cultural occasions such as the Reykjavík International Film and Literary Festivals and The Nordic Fashion Biennale. Additionally, the AALTO Bistro is a terrific dining option, with meals prepared by chef Sveinn Kjartansson. Stay updated on the activities of the center on its website.

Nordic House Information

  • Disabled accessible.
  • Tickets to events can be purchased on the center website.

Nordic House Ticket Prices

  • Depends on the event.

Nordic House Opening and Closing Hours


  • Monday-Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday:12:00pm-5:00pm

AALTO Bistro:

  • Sunday-Wednesday: 11:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday: 11:30am-9:30pm

How To reach Nordic House by Public Transport

  • HaskoliIslands Bus Station
  • By Car or take a Taxi

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Things to Know Before Visiting Nordic House

  • 8.65% of people who visit Reykjavik include Nordic House in their plan

  • 69.31% of people start their Nordic House visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nordic House

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

94.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nordic House

People normally club together University Of Iceland and Minjasafn Reykjavikur while planning their visit to Nordic House.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Nordic House, Reykjavik Reviews

  • It says it's a culture centre but it's more like a uni campus thing, it's pretty inside tho

  • Lovely food and setting with a view of Reykjavik and the surrounding mountains!

  • It depends a bit on the exhibitions of this place is worth a detour. When we were there there was an interactive exhibition which generated music based on the movement of the public. Great for kids.

  • I came here to see the free concert by Markús and the Diversion Session. The concert was great, just as the Nordic House (Norræna húsið) itself. It has an exposition floor, a small hall for concerts and events, a delicious café, and an impressive library (though it has no books in English). It's worth visiting for sure.

  • Quiet and beautiful, with views overlooking a bird preserve. There's a great restaurant inside too.

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