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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

By free, I mean the entrance :) There are also signs to the washroom in the lower floor which charge 300ISK (about $4 canadian) but wander around the building and you will eventually find ones for free. My friend and I were so mesmerized by...More

Thank Grizel F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This new addition to Reykjavik is stunning so at least a quick visit here is mandatory. It is very close to the downtown core and walking around inside and out is free. We went to two performances (the Icelandic Sagas was great - funny, entertaining...More

Thank 03Val48
Reviewed 2 days ago

Harpa is a real showpiece even if do not attend a show. This glass and steel centre dominates the Reykjavic shoreline. The are concert halls, conference halls, and meeting spaces in this vast building. It is interesting to just walk around the building with it's...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only walked into the Harpa as I was walking past it but the inside was pretty average. There was a gift shop as soon as you walked in and the customer service reps to sell you tickets for the actual shows. There was a...More

Thank Lauriel D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many people say that the Harpa Complex is a testament to the extravagant overspending that lead to the economic collapse that Iceland experienced in 2008. But I am glad that the Icelandic population decided to tighten their belt and completed this marvellous arts palace in...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 3 days ago

'Harpa' is an awesome tribute to Icelandic stoicism. Originally commissioned for the Icelandic symphony orchestra by private funding, it fell foul of the economic crisis and for some time it's vacant shell, a reminder of the countries economic turmoil. However, the government and the Icelandic...More

Thank oonagh m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a really nice opera house located on the cusp of the water. It is quite the architectural marvel and the background was magnificent.

Thank Ivanjsarabia
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is good if you wanna see Reykjavik from high spot. In particular if you wanna see northern lights. Of course in city lights is not best way to do this.

Thank Jasinka
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a number of performance offerings in English here but, unfortunately, we did not think to check before attending - it would be well worth trying to schedule your visit to this building around those times. The building itself is quite remarkable architecturally and...More

Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never had a chance to see a show here, we just stopped in to look at the building. Cool honey comb design that is lit up in the night.

Thank Damon A
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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