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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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Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 528 5050
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

From a distance, this striking new building looks unsymmetrical. Apparently the shape of it is meant to conjure images of large rocks and cliffs around the country, which Icelanders believe are inhabited by elves. It is covered in black glass which represents the basalt found...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Lovely place to visit and have a seat, especially if the weather is bad. Free to look around. Has a couple of well stocked tourist type shops. Has a light display on the building at night.

Thank JEW67
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The creativity, the colors, the shapes, the design, the many uses for this facility--all are amazing. Do NOT miss the opportunity to spend time here. Pay for and take the optional tour. To have begun this before the Recession of 2007 and to have made...More

Thank Robbydale N
Reviewed July 11, 2017

One man show on 'How to become 100% Icelandic in 60 mins'. Great entertainment, we laughed from start to finish. Also learnt quite a bit of Icelandic history.

Thank Nichola J
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Magnificient building. Home of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. Great acoustics. A must see in Reykjavík. Concerts and opera performances highly recommended.

Thank olafur51
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This place is a center for many activities. There is a concert hall. There are excellent shops. There are excellent restaurants. Numerous tour companies operate from there.

Thank ohomen171
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great location and fun to visit even if not seeing a concert. The outside is beautiful with the glass panels mimicing the northern lights. Gift shop is assume with tons of things I wanted to buy. I shopped around and found this place has some...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Many reviewers will tell you about the beautiful and interesting building this is. But there's nothing like listening to music inside its elegant auditorium. Take the time and go to something, anything. Even better if you go to a concert where you will see the...More

Thank NeroCalifornia
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Our tour group visited the HARPA (there were 22 of us) and wanted a tour. We arrived at 12:05 and were told we would have to wait until 1 for the next tour. We did not have the time, so we only saw the lobby/...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Harpa was gorgeous. It was a nice place to explore and to stop in and use the free, very clean restrooms. The architecture is amazing

Thank arnoldadventures
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June 27, 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.
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June 18, 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
April 10, 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