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Harpa Guided Tour

Experience award winning architecture and entertainment

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 be able to photograph it from new intriguing angles; allowing you to explore the less visible brilliance of this world renowned architectural masterpiece.


From June 19th  –  August 26th
Daily at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00.

The tour is in English and takes 30 minutes. Ticket price is 1.500 ISK. Purchase tickets here.

From August 27th – June 18th
Weekdays at 15:30 / Weekends at 11:00 and 15:30

The tour is in English and takes 45 minutes. Ticket price is 2.200 ISK.

Tickets are available at the box office desk on first floor.

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.


It can happen that some of our halls are off limits, in which case your guide will notify you.

Please notice!
There are no guided tours:

Special group guided tours 
Groups can book a private guided tour. The tour can be customized for special interests, for requested time frame or language with a choice between Icelandic, English, Italian, German, Danish, French or Finnish. Optimal guided tour to Group bookings — book through tours@harpa.is or via telephone +354 528 5000. Minimum price for group is 20.000 ISK.  

Professional guided tour – for the real enthusiast
For the technical enthusiasts who want to learn about all the details – the acoustical adjustment possibilities, the various technical equipment and solutions, the complexed 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.
For more information contact tours@harpa.is

School guided tours  free for preschool children
For more information contact  tours@harpa.is