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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


Availability August 26th 2019 to October 31st 2019

Weekdays: Two guided tours per day, at 14:00 and 16:00.

Weekends: Three guided tours per day, at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.

It is not guaranteed that the tours will visit the main hall, Eldborg, on every tour. Please inquire further at the ticket office shortly before the tour for more information on availability of performance halls. Occassionally, limited availability of performance halls prevents tours. In those cases those tours will not be appear here for sale.

Availability after October 31st will be announced later.


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.

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.