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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
Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 528 5050
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Reviewed yesterday

This is truly a magnificent architectural building. Stunning inside and out. As the sun orbits, the outside surface panes reflect the surrounding colours- the water of the harbour, the buildings. And inside is massive. The stairs seem to climb forever up a volcano that erupts...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful venue and the show How to Become Icelandic was funny too. I was the only Brit in the audience so may be a bit biased, lol!

Thank WeeLuv2Travel2
Reviewed yesterday

Take a walk around the building and visit its interior - it is amazing and so beautiful! The area around Harpa is getting a serious face lift, so you have to cross some construction sites before reaching Harpa. It is going to be an amazing...More

Thank klassizistisch
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoy the architecture,good food, sea side and museums near by. Take a walk starting from the Harpa center till the end of the road enjoying the sea.

Thank Preethi143
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building is beautiful, the glass façade a "living" light. A guided tour is worth the time if one is interested in music and acoustics. The show "How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes" is good fun and gives an additional perspective.

Thank MN, Lisbon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my mom to see a show here. The hall offers beautiful views of the harbor. You can buy drinks and take them into the show. We saw How to be Icelandic in 60 Minutes. It was very cute!

Thank C G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Harpa concert hall is an interesting looking building even if you don't know anything about it. However, the tour of the building provides so much more background on how it was built and funded, the attention they paid to the acoustics in the building,...More

1  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

enjoy a stroll through one of the most exciting architecture structures in Europe, very unusual detailing and spectecular light-reflections

Thank jacologne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see when in Reykjavik- our food tour left from the front lobby but we explored the whole complex! Please remember to see the colored glass panels in the back of the building!!!

Thank Ben E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went looking to use the toilet which was a charge of 30 krn. Chatted to a guy there who was living in Iceland but was from Seville in Spain ! Lovely guy

Thank Ann H
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28 June 2017|
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Response from DiljaAmunda | Property representative |
Yes all of our daily events are in English - please see more information on our webside.
Laurene S
19 June 2017|
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Response from Julianna72 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we did not learn any of the language. In general many in the tourist industry are very friendly, and speak English very well. If you are in a shop or tourist area where there may be some language barrier it is not too... More
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