Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Theatres
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Jenny Mestiza
Bielefeld, Germany68 contributions
Jun 2022
This place is just magical! And the architecture is simply breathtaking! Especially when the sunlight breaks in the glass facade! As a visitor, you can stroll through some areas of the "Harpa" in peace and quietly look at this magnificent work. You also have a magnificent view of the sea. Insanity!
Written 26 June 2022
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aekrfk
Newport Beach, CA211 contributions
May 2022
This is really a very unique concert hall up there with Sydney and Oslo. Even if you do not go on a tour or event it is worth walking around. Most people do not go to the top floor but you should definitely do this. There are great views of the city shoreline. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to see the actual concert hall interior but we were still not disappointed since it is such a beautiful building.
Written 25 June 2022
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Anna
12 contributions
Jun 2022
This building is beautiful, different colored windows in the front. My sister and I went here to see the Emiliana Torrini concert and it was absolutely amazing. The concert hall was large, I don' think there could have been a bad seat in the house. We sat in row 9, seats 5 and 6, and had no problem seeing the stage.

Overall the facilities were clean.
Written 25 June 2022
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Humphiedoodle
Baltimore, MD55 contributions
Jun 2022
definitely worth a stop inside to see the internal structure and angles of the glass. There are also restrooms which were quite welcomed after walking around the city for a while. Covid testing in the basement too (by appointment). very unique place (nice shop in the lobby too)
Written 11 June 2022
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Travelfiend87
24 contributions
May 2022
No doubt it's a beautiful building, and probably great for a show, but if you're a tourist looking for things to do on a stay in Reykjavik, there's not much to do here. The only bar we could access was downstairs without a view and while we were looking for somewhere to settle in for a few drinks in a nice spot, the staff were very disinterested once they saw we were only ordering a drink. Enjoy the view of the building from a distance, don't waste your time with a visit.
Written 11 June 2022
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Diane K
Portland, OR23 contributions
May 2022
This was an unusual structure which dominates the waterfront. We did not attend any presentations there but could appreciate the structure.
Written 9 June 2022
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,602 contributions
May 2022
Beautiful building, very much worth visiting. Came here for a covid test - offered in the basement. (costs about $50 US). Really worth visiting.

Lots of artistic activities carried on in the building
Written 6 June 2022
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tammy
Red Bank, NJ21 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Beautiful building on the water. Worth taking a walk through when you are in the area. There were places to eat on first floor that looked good (although we did not eat there) and obviously the concerts they hold here.
Written 5 June 2022
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Niall F
Camberley98 contributions
May 2022
This is another of the small number of places one needs to visit in Reykjavik Down on the waterfront it is an impressive piece of modern architecture. We went for a late lunch during a day in the capital. Iceland is a vary expensive place to eat and we had not really worked a quick way of calculating the exchange rate (1000 Icelandic krona is about 6GBP) WE had two small salads (the waitress actually apologised about one of them) two bowls of fries, one beer one fruit juice, two coffees and shared a dessert - we were surprised that it came to just under 100GBP!
Written 30 May 2022
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Snarth
Philadelphia490 contributions
May 2022
My travel mate was very eager to see this building. I found it rather ungainly and felt it didn't fit the scale or the visual feeling of the rest of the town (which I loved). One could get vertigo on the stairs also... it's impressive I guess but a cold building.
Written 30 May 2022
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  • Sun - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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