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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.

 

DAILY GUIDED TOURS

  • 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

 

Availability
June 1st to August 25th we offer guided tours every hour between 10:00 and 17:00 each day of the week. Please consult the below list of exceptions to these opening hours and of the accessibility of Eldborg, the main hall.

A purchased ticket is valid for any one of the tours on the selected date.

 

Exceptions and comments regarding availability of tours June 1st to August 25th:

June 9th there will no guided tours before 14:00. June 9th Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
June 11th Eldborg will not be accessible.
June 12th and 13th Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.
June 16th Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
June 20th Eldborg might be inaccessible at certain times of the day.
June 21st Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00
June 23rd Eldborg might be inaccessible at certain times of the day.
July 4st Eldborg will be inaccessible in the tours at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
July 7th – 11th there will be no tours.
July 20th Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
August 19th Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00.
August 20th Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00
August 21st and 22nd Eldborg will not be accessible.
August 23rd Eldborg will not be accessible in the tours at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.
August 24th there will be no tours after 12:30.

 

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.


NEW!

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.


GUIDED TOURS FOR PRIVATE GROUPS
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


PROFESSIONAL GUIDED TOUR
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

 

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