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“Beautiful!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harpa Conference & Concert Center

Harpa Conference & Concert Center
Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
+354 528 5000
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Ranked #2 of 68 Attractions in Reykjavik
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Owner description: Harpa, the 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.
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“Beautiful!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I was walking by and was intrigued by the beauty of this building from the outside but the true beauty is on the inside. It is a must see and then at night it lights up like the northern lights!

Visited March 2013
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“An interesting impromptu experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great building both from the outside and within. We popped for a cup of coffee and were treated to a Blues concert and a bevy of Classic 1950s/1960s American Cars accompanied by a large number of 'Blues Brothers' of all ages sporting black suits, white shirts, black ties, sun glasses and the eponymous trilby hats. It was fun and the coffee was good.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Harpa is a wonderful place to listen to music and to eat! I've been to both the resturants, Kolabrautin and Munnharpan, and several concerts and it has all been great.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful Architecture, Proud Icelandic People!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

This new conference center is gorgeous. The architecture is significant and mirrors a lot of icelands natural features.

Because of the difficulty in financing the construction of this building because of some banking issues, the Icelandic people are very proud of their world class conference hall....and they should be!

Take the short yet informative tour! If you're lucky there will be some sows playing while you are there as well (none scheduled during our visit! :( )

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“Beautiful...and Great interior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were lucky to get tickets for the Icelandic Symphony while we were visiting. It was a beautiful building from the outside. It wonderful from the inside as well. The acoustics were great also. Highly recommend just going in and wandering around to see everything.

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