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The Nordic House

Saemundargata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 7030
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The Nordic House produces and showcases exhibitions and events all year long, from seminars and workshops to concerts, literature events, and film screenings. Whether it is for local guests, foreign visitors or schools and families, all tastes and ages are catered for. Many events are free of charge.
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Saemundargata 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 7030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Beverly C
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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.

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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

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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

1  Thank Marnicity
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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

1  Thank Kristi J
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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

2  Thank saraheva92
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

I liked my visit at the Nordic House. Alvar Aalto's building and landscape is some of the most beautiful in Reykjavík and in my opinion it is an good example of Nordic functionalism and has a great view to the city. I would recommend you...More

1  Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

We went because my husband was attending a Rotary meeting there. He found out that that particular night, there was a 6pm tour, a dinner, and a musical presentation. Tour was quite interesting. As another reviewer pointed out, there are Nordic Houses in a number...More

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Nordic House is a striking example of Midcentury Modernism. My wife and I very much enjoy that style of architecture, and enjoyed our visit. There is no admission fee.

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

It's a bit of a hike from the center of Reykjavik, but definitely walkable. The first floor contains a cafe, a library, a small gift shop and a small performance space. All the furniture is Alto. It's pretty cool to see a cohesive space designed...More

Thank Mfred57
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