Harpa is the home ground of Icelandic music and a world stage for international trends.

Harpa is a world-class Concert Hall and Conference Centre, the hallmark of Icelandic culture and open to all genres of music.

Ýlir - Harpa´s Music Fund for young people and the Support Fund for the Association of Concert Halls and Ruth Hermanns provide grants for concerts in Harpa.

All inquiries regarding grants should be sent to


The concert series Upprásin takes place in Kaldalón music hall one Tuesday evening each month in the winter of 2023–2024. The concert series is a part of the implementation of the policy of Harpa to open doors for the grassroots and young people across genres and to increase diversity. The goal is also for music lovers to be able to easily access new Icelandic music of various kinds, directly from the grassroots of the music scene, performed in the optimal facilities of the nation’s premier concert hall.

Sunday Classics

On Sunday Classics, the audience is given the opportunity for a first-class chamber concert weekly in Harpa. The organization of concerts is in the hands of the music groups themselves, but Harpa supports the series with discounts on hall rental, promotion and marketing assistance with the aim of expanding the audience of classical chamber concerts. Everyone is free to apply and every effort is made to accommodate as many as possible.

Ýlir Harpa's Music Fund

Ýlir - Harpa's Music Fund for young people aims to support young musicians and give them the opportunity to perform in Harpa. The fund supports projects of various kinds and thus wants to promote a diverse musical life in the house.

Grant fund of the Association for Concert Halls and Ruth Hermanns

The purpose of the fund is to promote the Icelandic music scene by providing musicians with grants for concerts in Harpa. Special emphasis is placed on supporting young and outstanding musicians.