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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 528 5050
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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an award-winning building situated at the old harbour. Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and boasts a wide variety of hosted events where all musical genres play a part. Harpa won the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013 for architecture. Harpa was designed by Olafur Eliasson, Henning Larssen architects and Batteri architects. Harpa is the residency of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and the Reykjavik Big Band. Harpa is a state of the art conference centre. Harpa was awarded the prestigious MICE Report award for best conference centre in Northern Europe. Harpa is also the home of several regular shows: - How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes - Pearls of Icelandic Songs - Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits - Reykjavík Classics - Mulinn Jazz Club - The Tin Drum Series - Bowie: The Session - The Icelandic Emigration Center's Exhibit
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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This crystalline structure has won countless architectural prizes in Europe and is described thus: “ “Harpa has captured the myth of a nation – Iceland – that has consciously acted in favour of a hybrid-cultural building during the middle of the ongoing Great Recession. The...More

Thank Mo C
Reviewed yesterday

We took pictures outside and then walked as far as we could inside to the top. it was a great place to see all of Reykjavik thru the many windows. Hope to go to a concert if we go again.

Thank GRITSMassachusetts
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the building for a walk around, and later went for dinner. Did not attend any performances there. The building itself is quite stunning and unique in its architecture. I liked it, but depending on your taste in such things, you might not. The...More

Thank mrdadio
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth walking inside this beautiful building! And it's free! Walk upstairs and get the view both inside and outside, it does not disappoint. A must see in Reyk.

Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes, the building is unique, yes it is a beautiful setting on harbor. When you walk in everything is roped off and unless you pay for a tour, concert or eve to use restroom ($300 ISK), you cannot go anywhere. This is a waste of...More

Thank CabKings
Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended a concert of classical Icelandic song offered by a soprano, a mezzo-soprano and a piano accompanist The concert hall is a beautiful building, and the concert was delightful!

Thank Greenburgh84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great modern architecture. Icelandic lava theme continued throughout. No right angles. Wish that we could have seen the concert hall.

Thank 452CraigS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great architecture and beauty. The lighting is amazing. A must see from the inside. It is unique for sure.

Thank beach_mom_leesburg
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't check out all that was offered but they had clean bathrooms open to the public. Cute small gift shop but very expensive. Very amazing architecture.

Thank Vaccaros
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This building is very unique looking from the outside. On the inside, it is not quite as unique looking. Still interesting, but in terms of being a music/theater hall, I guess I was put off a little bit by all of the shops inside. They...More

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Laurene S
Can you tell me how to say think positively in Icelandic?
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
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lynnsea
What is the cost to tour the Harpa? Should we purchase tickets prior to the date of the tour or are they readily available on the day of the tour? Travel date is in July. Thank you. Carmelynn
11 April 2017|
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Response from Micahat3 | Reviewed this property |
It's free, just check there are no private events on so you are free to move around
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