Enjoy coming to Harpa. Please allow plenty of time, whether you are walking, using public transport or having to park a car or bicycle. Everything takes time, whether you need to collect tickets or enjoy a meal or drink before an event.
Harpa is one of Reykjavík's most visited destinations and a centre of cultural and social life in the very heart of the city. Harpa stands by the coastline and is connected to the city centre with walking trails both along the old harbour and the new core of the town along Reykjastræti.
We recommend that guests use eco-friendly modes of transport when travelling to and from Harpa and there are bicycle stands both on the east side of the house and in the underground car park.
Harpa is only a few minutes’ walk from Lækjartorg, which is one of the main public transport hubs in the city. In the capital area, most Strætó routes run every 15 minutes, but outside peak hours every 30 minutes. Here you will find information on bus arrivals and departures at Harpa.
It only takes about 45 minutes to get from Keflavík Airport to Harpa. The Flybus is a convenient and easy way to travel in between, but it stops at the BSÍ bus terminal. Click here to get information on the airport bus schedule.
Guided Tour of Harpa
An unforgettable excursion in Harpa. Harpa's guides will go over the design, Ólaf Elíasson's unique glass facade and everything else that makes Harpa the unique building it is. Available is a general tour, tours for private groups and tours with singing or an architect.
An innovative installation that features designs and real-time interactive visuals inspired by Icelandic nature and original music by renowned Icelandic composer Högni Egilsson. The installation is open every day. It is 20 minutes long and can be accessed every thirty minutes.
Experience Iceland from above
Saga VR, has opened on the ground floor of Harpa, where visitors can experience Iceland from above in a custom-made chair with virtual reality glasses. There are a total of four videos available that show different journeys around the country; South Iceland, Northeast Iceland, Snæfellsnes and volcanic eruptions in Merardalar. The videos are taken from the air with a drone and a 360° camera.
Múlinn Jazz Club
Múlinn jazz club holds regular concerts in Harpa. The program is ambitious and diverse, and a good example of the great growth that characterizes Icelandic jazz life, where all currents and trends have a place. Múlinn is a joint project of the Association of Icelandic Musical Artists (FÍH) and Jazzvakningar. The club is named after Jón Múla Árnasyn, who was also an honorary member and protector of Múla. Múlan was founded in the fall of 1997, but the first concerts took place at the beginning of 1998. Múlan is supported by the City of Reykjavík and the Music Fund and is in collaboration with the World Music Club and Harpa.
Shops and restaurants
Harpa is a cultural and social centre in the very heart of the city where guests can enjoy a variety of events, restaurants, and more.