Ægisgarður 3, 101 Reykjavík
Sea angling is a must do for first timers and experienced fishermen alike. Just breathing in the fresh air, being out in the open ocean and catching your first fish of the day make this an experience you’ll never forget.
With Sea adventures you can enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime! Sea Angling is a great activity for all ages. The fishing grounds in Faxaflói have attracted Icelandic fishermen for centuries and our experienced captains knows the area like the palm of his hand.
Our sea angling tours are scheduled from Reykjavík harbor daily from April 15th to the end of September. Our captains will take you to the best fishing grounds the bay offers and give you a great insight in this fantastic Icelandic tradition. If you haven´t been sea angling before, don´t worry, it is very easy, and our crew will happily assist you and pass on their knowledge of the seas.
The catch is yours to take with you. If you are interested we assist you barbecuing the fish caught on the way back. This is a popular option for the proud fishermen! while learning about the Icelandic ingredients, traditions and have a little fun with the guidance of our crew.
Phone: 00354 775-5777
Distance from Harpa: 400 meters
Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík
Welcome to the Reykjavik Art Museum. Reykjavík Art Museum is the largest art museum in Iceland, housed in three distinct buildings in central Reykjavík – Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir, and Ásmundarsafn. The Museum regularly exhibits works by three of Iceland’s most renowned artists; Erró, Kjarval, and Ásmundur Sveinsson. The admission ticket is valid to all three Museums on the same day.
Hafnarhús: Everyday 10:00 – 17:00, Friday until 20:00.
Kjarvalsstaðir: Everyday 10:00 – 17:00.
Ásmundarsafn: May 1 – September 30 – 10:00 – 17:00, October 1 – April 30 – 13:00 – 17:00.
Phone: 00354 590-1200
Distance from Harpa: 600 meters
Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík
Elding Whale Watching offers the most talked-about whale watching and sea adventure tours in Iceland. With decades of experience, they provide responsible whale watching tours, year round. Other tours include incentive and exclusive tours, and the ferry to Viðey Island.
They also have seasonal tours. In summer we offer puffin watching and sea angling, and in winter our tours include Northern Lights Cruises and Imagine Peace Tours.
Distance from Harpa: 750 meters
Hólmaslóð 2, 101 Reykjavík
Largest variety of dive and snorkel tours in Iceland. Some in combination with other activities and others under the midnight sun. Multiple day tour packages and exclusive tours along with dive expeditions to yet to be discovered dive sites. Private tours for both individuals or groups as well as services for journalists and TV crews are also available.
DIVE has taken scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world to some of Iceland’s and our planet´s most unique and amazing dive and snorkel sites since 1997. The mission is to offer diving & snorkeling as well as other related services of the highest standards while being a socially & environmentally aware company.To offer a safe, fun, educational and responsible dive/snorkel experience that stands out in the memory is what their people strive & succeed to create every single day.
Phone: 00354 663-2858
Distance from Harpa: 1600 meters
Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík
The Reykjavík Maritime Museum is located by the old harbour in Reykjavík, in a building that was originally built as a fish freezing plant. It was founded in the year 2004, and opened it’s first exhibition in June 2005. In February 2008 the museum got a new addition to it’s exhibitions, namely the former Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn. The ship is secured to the pier next to the museum and is accessible for guests to visit in guided tours.The Museum came a part of the Reykjavík City Museum in June 2014.
Icelanders have from the time of settlement depended on fishing. Settlement at Faxaflói Bay was founded on fishing and fish processing. Since the 19th century, the growth of the cities Reykjavík and nearby Hafnarfjörður was largely based on the fisheries, as well as improved living conditions in the 20th century. The fishing industry has been the foundation of prosperity in Iceland. The main purpose of the museum is to collect items and accounts that tell this story and make exhibitions that are based on those findings.
Phone: 00354 517-9400
Distance from Harpa: 950 meters
The Botanic Garden is an outdoor museum of over 5000 species of living plants. Free admission and always open. Greenhouse and gazebo are open from 10-15 during winter and from 10-22 from May 1st – Sept. 1st.
Phone: 00354 411-8650
Distance from Harpa: 4,4 kilometers
Sturlugata 5,101 Reykjavík
A venue for inspiration and creative thinking. The Nordic House in Reykjavík is a cultural institution operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its goal is to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. To this end the Nordic House organizes a diverse program of cultural events and exhibitions.
The house is the venue for front row activities in the Icelandic cultural calendar: Reykjavík International Film and Literary Festivals, Iceland Airwaves and The Nordic Fashion Biennale—launched by the Nordic House. In addition, there is a shop for Nordic design and food products, exhibition space and auditoriums. The house also features an acclaimed restaurant serving New Nordic food. The Nordic House is designed by acclaimed Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
Phone: 00354 551-7030
Distance from Harpa: 10-15 minute walking
Fríkirkjuvegur 7, 101 Reykjavík
The National Gallery of Iceland is a national museum and the main emphasis of the collection is on 19th and 20th century Icelandic art, but international art is featured as well. The museum owns the most valuable collection of works by Icelandic artists in the country. The National Gallery of Iceland regularly holds colourful exhibitions reflecting its collection.
At the National Gallery there is a local café and a lovely gift shop with unique products.
Summer (15.5. – 15.9.) open every day at 10am – 5pm
Winter (16.9. – 14.5.) at 11am – 5pm, closed Mondays
Phone: 00354 515-9600