Our guided tours allow you to experience the award-winning architecture of Harpa in an entirely new way and take you to areas that are normally exclusive to performers and staff. You’ll learn how Icelandic forces of nature and the northern lights inspired the unique design and the amazing glass facade of the house. As well as enlightening you about the building’s state-of-the-art acoustics, the technology and some of the great performances that have taken place here, the tours present new and intriguing photographic opportunities; an excellent way to discover the obvious and the hidden of this world-renowned architectural masterpiece.
DAILY GUIDED TOURS
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.
For any questions, please contact our ticket office at +354 528 5050. Opening hours are 12:00-18:00 every day of the week.
January 1 to May 10: One guided tour per day at 14:00, every day of the week.
May 11 to June 20: Two guided tours per day, at 14:00 and 16:00, every day of the week.
June 21 to August 16: One guided every hour between 9:30 and 16:30, on the half hour, every day of the week. Please note that only one timing is sold here on the website for this period, but that ticket is valid is for any one guided tour on the chosen day. On those days that Acoustical Guided Tours or Guided Tours with Live Music take place, a regular guided tour is not offered at 15:30.
August 17 to September 15: Two guided tours per day, at 14:00 and 16:00, every day of the week.
September 16 to December 23: One guided tour per day at 14:00, every day of the week.
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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL GUIDED TOURS
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.