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Harpa Guided Tours

Experience the award winning architecture of Harpa and visit areas that are not open to the general public. Your guide will share some of Harpa’s secrets, stories of odd incidents and the struggles during the economic crisis. Learn how Icelandic nature, volcanoes and the Arctic light inspired the unique design and the amazing glass facade of the house – and photograph it from new intriguing angles; allowing you to explore the less visible brilliance of this world-renowned architectural masterpiece.



  • Language: English
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Price: 1750 ISK per person / 1500 ISK for students, seniors and people with disability.
  • Free for children under 17 years old
  • Maximum group size: 35 participants


Please notice that Harpa‘s program is very dynamic and many events take place during the day. Therefore, not all of the concert halls are available for every tour. Below you will find a list of upcoming tours. The list specifies if Eldborg, the main hall, is not included in the tour. A purchased ticket is valid for any one of the tours on the selected date.

Upcoming tours

Tuesday May 21st: 17:00

Wednesday May 22nd: 14:00

Thursday May 23rd: 14:00

Friday May 24th: 13:00

Saturday May 25th: 13:00 og 16:00

Sunday May 26th: 13:00 og 16:00

Monday May 27th: 14:00

Tuesday May 28th: 17:00

Wednesday May 29th: 14:00

Thursday May 30th: 13:00

Friday May 31st: 14:00


June 1st to August 25th: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 every day of the week.

June 1st to June 13th, the main hall, Eldborg, will not be included in the guided tours at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.


For any questions, please contact our ticket office at +354 528 5050. Opening hours are 12:00-18:00 every day of the week.

Disabled access
The Harpa guided tour is fully accessible for wheelchair users and customers with mobility issues. In addition, if requested in advance, we are able to provide a wheelchair service for any customers who wish to use it.


Harpa Guided Tour with Live Music

Experience the award-winning architecture of Harpa and visit areas that are generally not open to the public, along with a cherry on top – a musical performance in an exclusive area with breath-taking views of Harpa‘s surroundings.

As well as learning all about this amazing building during the guided tour, the musical performance provides you with an overview of Icelandic musical history, sampling different periods between medieval music and modern pop music.

Available dates: June 13th and June 25th.

Price: Only 2750 ISK.

Limited availability. Book your ticket now here!

Disclaimer: The guided tours with music will only take place if a minimum number of participants is reached. Otherwise, it will be cancelled and all tickets fully refunded.

Get the extreme version of the general guided tour, customized for special interests, for a requested time and get to see even more hidden areas in Harpa.

  • Duration: 45-60 minutes (or a requested duration)
  • 27500 ISK fixed price for a group up to 10 participants
  • 2750 ISK per person for groups over 10 participants
  • Cancellation policy is 48 hours
  • For more information or to book a tour, please contact: tours@harpa.is or +354 528 5019

For the technical enthusiasts who want to learn about all the details – the acoustical adjustment possibilities, the various technical equipment and solutions, the complex engineering behind the glass facade and the challenge presented by the building of Harpa. Learn about the history of the building, the competition held regarding its design and the building process.

  • Language: Icelandic or English
  • Duration: 60-90 minutes (or a requested duration)
  • Price: 60000 ISK fixed price for a group up to 20 participants
  • 3300 ISK per person for groups over 20 participants
  • Cancellation policy is 48 hours
  • For more information or to book a tour, please contact: tours@harpa.is or +354 528 5019


We offer free tours for preschool children. For more information contact tours@harpa.is.