Harpa’s glass façade is designed by renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, in cooperation with Henning Larsen Architects. The design is based on a geometric principle, realised in two and three dimensions. Reminiscent of the crystallised basalt columns commonly found in Iceland, the southern facades create kaleidoscopic reflections of the city and the striking surrounding landscape.
Harpa has two restaurants: Munnharpan, a lively cafe on the 1st level where you can enjoy coffee and snacks, pre-concert drinks or French- and Danish-inspired cuisine. And on the 4th level we have Kolabrautin, the Icelandic a-la-carte restaurant and bar that combines fine dining with stunning views. There are three exclusive shops on the 1st level: 12 Tónar - music specialists offering a great selection of Icelandic music, Epal - featuring quality Nordic design and gift items, and Be Inspired - the book store with flowers and more.