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Welcome - Practical information for visitors

Harpa is in the centre of Reykjavík, by the old harbour. If you are coming by car, then you can access Harpa via Sæbraut. If you are on foot, you can either use the convenient pedestrian crossing over Tryggvagata or approach along the sea-shore and enjoy spectacular views of the building.





Harpa offers a car park with 545 spaces – so you should have no problem finding somewhere to park. The car park is well lit with direct access into the building. Please note that disabled parking is available next to the entry doors from the car park into the building. There is no parking outside Harpa’s main entrance except for quick drop-offs.

There is a parking fee for using the car park from 7 am to 2 am, which can be paid at one of the three parking meters (the meters take cash and credit cards). Parking tickets should then be displayed in the front windscreen of the car.

Parking tickets can also be purchased at the box office on the ground floor of the building. Note that there is a penalty for cars not displaying a ticket.

Parking Rates:

  • Hourly Rate: 275 ISK
  • 8 hours: 2.000 ISK
  • Month pass (daytime): 14.500 ISK
  • Penalty Charge: 4.400 ISK
  • Penalty Charge if paid within 3 days: 3.400 ISK

More information

  • Cloakroom

    There is an open cloakroom next to the ticket office on the ground floor. You can also store coats and bags in a closed locker at the ticket office for a small fee.

  • Children in Harpa

    Parents are kindly notified that a purchased seat is always required for children in Eldborg – main hall, unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Access for disabled

    There is good access for disabled in Harpa.

    Eldborg: Harpa’s main hall, there are eight places for wheelchairs that are free of charge but payment is accepted for an assistant, if required. Some seats can also be replaced with wheelchairs for those who choose to pay for their ticket. Please note that at some events removing seats are not available.

    Silfurberg: Place for wheelchairs in the middle of the hall. Same price as for other seats.

    Norðurljós: Place for wheelchairs available. Same price as for other seats.

    Kaldalón: Place for wheelchairs available in the back. Same price as for other seats.

    We kindly stress that any bookings for wheelchairs need to be notified to the box office two days prior to event, the same goes for places that are free of charge. There are parking places for disabled next to the entrance to Harpa from the indoor parking. The building is accessible for everyone with a lift that connects the floors. All doors are accessible to the disabled and accessible restrooms are located widely around the building. Ticketholders with disability and accompanying guests, attending Eldborg on the second floor, use entrance 2B.

  • Assistance for blind and sight-impaired visitors

    If you require assistance in getting around the building, we kindly ask that you let the box office know in advance.

  • Assistance for hearing-impaired visitors

    Harpa provides a special infrared sound system for guests with hearing aids. The service works by transmitting an infrared signal to receivers, hearing aids or sound loops that blocks outside noise and improves the listening experience. Guests requiring this system are asked to notify the box office when purchasing tickets. Only available in Eldborg, Silfurberg, Norðurljós and Kaldalón.

  • Internet

    The Internet at Harpa is free.

  • Filming and photography in Harpa

    At Harpa we are film friendly and we try to be flexible in meeting needs although we are limited by booking availability. There is a fee for filming and photography for commercial purposes in Harpa and proposals are considered individually. In any case permits are necessary from the marketing department. Please send requests to harpa@harpa.is

  • Tickets

    A valid ticket is required to access all performance spaces. Please have your ticket with you at all times as you may be asked to present it. If you buy your ticket online, you will receive the ticket via e-mail.

  • Dress code

    There is no dress code at Harpa.

  • Audio/video recordings and photos

    It is prohibited to take audio/video recordings or photos (including with camera phones) during all performances at Harpa. Photography is allowed for personal purposes in open spaces as long as it does not interfere with operations in the house.

  • Mobile phones

    We request that mobile phones are turned off at all times during performances. This is due to possible interference with any recording equipment that may be in use. Please remember that any light or sound from your phone may also be distracting to other audience members.

  • Smoking

    Harpa is a no smoking building. Customers who wish to smoke may do so in outdoor areas. Please ask a member of our staff if you would like further information on where to find smoking areas.

  • Food and drink in performance spaces
    We kindly request that guests enjoy any food or drinks outside of our performance spaces.