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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

Thursday April 25th: 13:00

Friday April 26th: 13:00

Saturday April 27th: 13:00 and 16:00

Sunday April 28th: 13:00 and 16:00 (Eldborg not included)

Wednesday May 1st: 14:00

Thursday May 2nd: 14:00

Friday May 3rd: 14:00

Saturday May 4th: 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.

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.