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The Nordic House

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Best Museum in Iceland - Absolutely Free

This was hands down the best museum/exhibit/indoor activity we visited in Iceland. It has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
InexpensiveEater
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Pure nostalgia for this former Cultursl Attaché

Part of my duties in Iceland years ago was being the Cultural Attaché and supervising the American... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was hands down the best museum/exhibit/indoor activity we visited in Iceland. It has a completely free 30 min audioguide tour, a photography exhibit, a beautiful library, an art library with museum quality pieces, and even a postcard writing station where they will mail a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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kristbj_rgk, Director of Sales at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Inexpensive Eater, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay <3 Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Coming from Norway er visited the Nordic House. Many activities and market on the house this day. Er looked forward to a coffe and cake for lunch. But no. If we should not have a full lunch, we were not welcome in the cafe. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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kristbj_rgk, Guest Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

So sorry to hear that dear friends. The bistro is small and to make room for dining guests during lunchtime (and many guests waiting for a table), AALTO Bistro has to priorities. But we understand your disappointment and we hope to get the chance to...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Part of my duties in Iceland years ago was being the Cultural Attaché and supervising the American Cultural Center. One of my counterparts was the Nordic House which featured art and music and literature from the Nordic Countries. We went to something there almost every...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kristbjörg K, Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your story from when you were a regular visitor. The Nordic House plays many roles for many people and we love hearing about it. Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beautiful library and an architectural gem in general. We enjoyed the Aalto exhibition in the basement. The restaurant was unfortunately fully booked otherwise we would have loved to eat there. The Nordic house just celebrated it's 50th anniversary and I hope people can enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kristbjörg K, Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Nordic House. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Wonderful audio guided tour of history of this house. Great design. Not far (few minutes walk)from Iceland National Museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kristbjörg K, Public Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for visiting us and we are so happy to hear you liked our new audio guide. Did you know the narrator is Iceland's First Lady, Eliza Reid? Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed June 19, 2018

Lots of information on Iceland and other Nordic Countries. The building itself is unique in its architecture. We just happened to tour there.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kristbjörg K, Public Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Accidentally finding something good is the best feeling! Thank you for visiting us and giving a review - we appreciate it! We hope you visit us again sometime. Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed June 1, 2018

If you feel like getting away a bit from 'downtown' Reykjavik, walk along the lake, past the National Museum, the university, and have lunch or dinner at Nordic House. On a dry day, it's a lovely outing. This cultural centre was designed by Alvar Aalto,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Kristbjörg K, Public Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the house and your visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. You are forever welcome! - The Nordic House staff

Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

First let me warn visitors that the view in the picture doesn't face the street and it is under construction outside where the water is located. Once I reached the front door I was 99% sure I was at the right place :) I entered...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Have visited the Nordic House. Few years ago. Could hardly wait to return! Many new parts to explore. For example, the Aalto Bistro - an extraordinary eating venue - delicious food presented so imaginatively. Friendly personnel - so accommodating to explain various parts of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Firstly, walking here from the centre of reykjavik is a must if you're able to do so. We walked past the pond then over the main road and through the fab geothermal nature reserve just in front of the house. It was awesome to see...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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