Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Reykjavik

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Reykjavik is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Reykjavik a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Reykjavik.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Reykjavik:

  1. Hallgrimskirkja

    #1 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Hallgrimskirkja

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Skolavoroustigur 101, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    It took the architect Guojon Samuelsson over 34 years to build the 74 meters high church; unfortunately he could not live to see his marvelous design! Built in 1974 the aw-inspiring church is situated...Read more

  2. The Pearl

    #2 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    The Pearl

    Tags: Garden, Food And Drinks, Leisure, Architecture

    Address: Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Overlooking the whole of Reykjavik is The Pearl, a dome shaped building captivating millions of tons of hot water! The walk towards the dome itself is extremely refreshing with perfectly landscaped ga...Read more

  3. Harpa Conference And Concert Center

    #3 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Harpa Conference And Concert Center

    Tags: Performance, Concert, Convention Center, Architecture

    Address: 2,Austurbakki, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    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 Musi...Read more

  4. The Einar Jonsson Museum

    #4 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    The Einar Jonsson Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Eiríksgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Einar Jónsson was a celebrated Icelandic sculptor. His works are divided into three distinct categories: public monuments, private commissions, and personal projects. Most of the works found in...Read more

  5. Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus

    #5 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: 17,Tryggvagata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This former harbour warehouse and fishery now houses six lovely galleries dedicated to the edgy art work of political painter Erro, also known as Gudmundur Gudmundsson. Most of the works here were don...Read more

  6. Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn

    #6 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn

    Tags: Art Museum

    Address: 105, Sigtún, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    AsmundurSveinsson was a darling celebrity sculptor of Iceland. This museum, a branch of the Reykjavik Art Museum organisation, exhibits some of the best work across the breadth of his career. The exhi...Read more

  7. Domkirkjan

    #7 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Domkirkjan

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Kirkjustræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Domkirkjan holds a significant importance in shaping Icelandic history. Interestingly the church has always been on the site since 1200 AD only to have taken its present form in 1796. This the very pl...Read more

  8. The Culture House

    #8 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    The Culture House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Reykjavik is a great blend of nature and history! So for the love of history Iceland brings to you the Cultural House which is an exhibition space for all things cultural! The building was constructed...Read more

  9. Reykjavik City Library

    #9 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Reykjavik City Library

    Tags: Library, Exhibition

    Address: Tryggvagata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This city library has a lot to offer visitors. Yes, their catalogue is incredibly valuable and diverse, with books, magazines, films, music, computers, documentaries and even comic books and all of th...Read more

  10. Nordic House

    #10 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Nordic House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Library

    Address: Sturlugata 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 buildin...Read more

  11. Cathedral Of Christ The King

    #11 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Cathedral Of Christ The King

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Túngata 13, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    This 1929 Catholic cathedral built in neo-Gothic style was constructed on the location of a former chapel established by the first Catholic priests to arrive in Iceland. Designed by architect GudjonSa...Read more

  12. Reykjavik Art Museum-kjarvalsstadir

    #12 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Reykjavik Art Museum-kjarvalsstadir

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: 105, Flókagata 24, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There is much to recommend about this museum. It is the permanent exhibit for a large collection of paintings by Icelanding master Johannes S. Kjarval. Additionally the museum also exhibits some of th...Read more

  13. National Gallery Of Iceland

    #13 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    National Gallery Of Iceland

    Tags: Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Address: Fríkirjiuvegur 7, Fríkirkjuvegur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The national gallery was founded in 1884 in Denmark, where it hosted exhibition of donated artwork by Danish artists. Followed by a lot of changes in location, the collection was finally moved to its ...Read more

  14. Bessastadir

    #14 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Bessastadir

    Tags: Church

    Address: Alftanes, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Two buildings stand out pretty sharply here - white, with red roofs on an isolated stretch of land on two corners of a building. One is the home of the President of Iceland, and it is closed to the pu...Read more

  15. Frikirkjan I Reykjavik

    #15 of 25 Art and Cultural Attractions in Reykjavik
    Frikirkjan I Reykjavik

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Located on the east bank of Tjornin Lake, this church was founded not as a result of some spiritual disconnect with the national Lutheran church, but rather as a response to some of its activities. Es...Read more

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