17th August 2021

Re­spons­ible event man­age­ment

Harpa emphasizes responsible event management and adheres to the current rules and standards for meeting restrictions. Event arrangements are always carried out in close collaboration with the department of civil defence with professionalism and reliability as a guiding principle.

The basis for responsible events in Harpa is based on the following:

  • The front house and public space in Harpa are large and spacious. They are open and accessible without restrictions, but guests are advised to respect social distancing.
  • Disinfection of areas in public spaces and halls is greater than usual, as increased emphasis is placed on contact surfaces such as lifts, doorknobs and handrails.
  • Hand sanitisers are available at the box office and in public areas.
  • Halls are divided into quarantine areas where maximum capacity adheres to the current rules and standards for meeting restrictions, at each time.
  • Entrances to different quarantine areas of halls are separated.
  • Toilets are defined and separated for each area.
  • Disinfection of the main contact surfaces in halls is carried out between events.
  • Visitors are systematically encouraged to show responsibility and take care of personal infection prevention. 
  • Harpa´s employees wear face masks and we kindly ask our guests to do the same.


6th December 2021

Harpa completes its fourth Green Step

Harpa continues to reduce the negative environmental impact of its operations and has now completed four of the five Green Steps.

1st December 2021

Restrictions due to Covid-19

According to the recent Covid-19 restrictions all guests born 2015 or before must be able to show a negative rapid antigen test, a negative PCR test, or a confirmation on a previous Covid-19 infection before attending events in Harpa.

30th November 2021

Listval opens in Harpa

Listaval will be opening an exhibition and an art gallery on the ground floor of Harpa.