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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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Address: Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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3545285050
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an...

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an award-winning building situated at the old harbour. Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and boasts a wide variety of hosted events where all musical genres play a part. Harpa won the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013 for architecture. Harpa was designed by Olafur Eliasson, Henning Larssen architects and Batteri architects. Harpa is the residency of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and the Reykjavik Big Band. Harpa is a state of the art conference centre. Harpa was awarded the prestigious MICE Report award for best conference centre in Northern Europe. Harpa is also the home of several regular shows: - How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes - Pearls of Icelandic Songs - Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits - Reykjavík Classics - Mulinn Jazz Club - The Tin Drum Series - Bowie: The Session - The Icelandic Emigration Center's Exhibit

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During our visit the orchestra came out to play! Really good entertainment for all. The building itself is really interesting architecturally. We also went to see 'How to be... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our visit the orchestra came out to play! Really good entertainment for all. The building itself is really interesting architecturally. We also went to see 'How to be Icelandic in 60 minutes'. A really good show but beware of the unnecessary profanities if taking young children to the show. Somehow someone thought these added humour. Thy didn't!

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I loved seeing this hall at night time. The car lights reflecting on the glass looked like tiny stars at night. The interior was breath taking.

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This building was the highlight of Reykjavik for me. Absolutely stunning space especially when the sun is out in the late afternoon.

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We attended a rehearsal of the Icelandic Philharmonic one morning on our recent trip. Absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hall seems intimidating at first for its elegant design especially if seen at night. A visit would quickly reveal this place offers a lot. It is not only a place to see a concert by famous artists but can also be easily listed as a nice hang out place because wifi. There are also several souvenir shops inside. I... More 

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With spending 30-60 minutes here with good views of the harbour - lovely building and looks great at night and it's free!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting piece of architecture, good opportunity to take some modern architecture pictures. If you get the chance try and find out about the concepts behind the building, there's a lot of work behind Harpa. Didn't get to see it at night unfortunately.

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If I would have seen this during the day, I probably wouldn't have appreciated it's true architectural ingenuity. Night time is best.

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Didn't get to go to any concerts here, but what an amazing building this is, shops , restaurants, lots to do here and we'll worth just to go in for a look around, love the lights outside the building at night which you can see for miles.

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The most beautiful I've seen ! The Massive structure is a work of Art . This opera house is said to be one of the most beautiful In the world . A must see when in Reykjavik!

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