Want to make a decision in ReykjavĂk? Harpa ÂConcert Hall and Conference Centre
Welcome to Harpa Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is in the heart of Reykjavík, Iceland. This unique architectural gem is situated on the picturesque Reykjavík harbour in the city centre and features stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. Harpa combines stunning architecture with — state of the art — technology in all areas of functions within the building. Four main halls and several meeting rooms offer some of the most technologically advanced equipment available. Harpa also features spacious reception and exhibition areas that can be used for a variety of happenings.
Harpa offers outstanding facilities for conventions with accompanying trade shows, conferences, meetings, concerts and other cultural events. Harpa's striking facade draws its inspiration from crystallised basalt columns commonly found in Icelandic nature and was designed by Ólafur Elíasson, Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríið Architects. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is an eco-friendly building. It was designed to use mostly natural light through the glass facade which covers three of the four sides, resulting in significant reduction in power consumption. All those who were chosen to operate within Harpa have sustainability as one of their main goals. Both restaurants and catering services use mainly local produce and follow strict recycling standards.
We look forward to welcoming you in Harpa.
Why Harpa? Midway between North America and Europe. Major cities in both Europe and North America operate frequent daily flights to Iceland. Located on the harbour front, Harpa is in the heart of the vibrant ReykjavĂk city centre. Designed and developed to meet all the requirements of a worldclass, international conference venue.
State-of-the-art technology and facilities in a magnificent setting, with an unforgettable view. A highly experienced, professional and committed team who pride themselves on warm and personal customer service. Hotels, restaurants and shopping within walking distance, and even whale watching tours are just five minutes away! Easily accessible by car, bus and coach. We have a car rental and a coach company stationed within the building.
Eldborg main hall Eldborg is the largets hall in Harpa and the design represents the element fire. The design of the hall offers a variety of possibilities and is particularly suited to larger conferences and lectures. On the second floor in front of Eldborg, it is possible to host standing receptions in connection with events.
Capacity 1,630 seats (theatre style)
Silfurberg conference hall Representing the element earth, Harpa's conference hall is called Silfurberg after the translucent calcite crystal that is rarely found outside of Iceland. The hall is suitable for all types of conferences, receptions or events. It is specially designed as a conference hall and features the best available technological equipment. It is also suited to many types of music performances. The acoustics are adapted to the spoken word and are configurable. Silfurberg is located on the second floor of Harpa. The stage is movable and expandable. The hall can be divided into two parts with a soundproofed retractable partition.
Capacity 840/360 seats (theatre style)
Kaldal贸n auditorium Kaldal贸n, the smallest hall in the building, is situated on Harpa's first floor. It is well suited for all types of lectures, as well as for meetings, film screenings and music. The stage is movable in the hall, and the floor can also be used as a stage. The reverberation time in the hall can be changed, thus making it adaptable for various types of events.
Capacity 195 seats (theatre style)
Norðurljós recital hall Norðurljós is a recital hall on Harpa’s second floor, situated between Eldborg and Silfurberg. It offers various possibilities for conferences, receptions, concerts and other events. There are balconies all around the perimeter of the hall, and the stage is movable. The hall is equipped with custom-designed lighting equipment that can be configured in a number of coloured themes, creating the most suitable atmosphere for the event taking place.
Capacity 520 seats (theatre style)
Björtuloft Björtuloft, meaning bright heights in Icelandic, are, as the name suggests, both bright and roomy. The space is located over two floors – the sixth and seventh floors of Harpa – and is perfect for meetings, receptions and all kinds of gatherings. Ideally, guests can be received on the lower floor and can then move on to a sit-down dinner on the upper floor which seats around 130 people. Björtuloft is equipped with a screen and meeting equipment and a sound system. One of the most stunning features of Björtuloft is the balcony which features outstanding views of the city, the harbour and the surrounding ocean and mountains.
Meeting rooms We offer meeting halls and meeting rooms with seating for up to 130 people. Ask for our packages.
Háaloft Háaloft is a new and elegant hall on the eighth floor of Harpa. With magnificent views to the west, over the harbour and the mountains around the city, Háaloft has been called Reykjavík's – little roof top – venue. The hall is 200 m2 with a large screen.
Conferences, concerts and events Among the conferences and events that have been held in Harpa since its opening are You Are in Control, Eve Online Fanfest, Poptech, Food and Fun, Reykjavík Fashion Festival, Vest Norden, DesignMarch and several medical conferences. Harpa has presented musicians and cultural icons such as Björk and Yoko Ono, as part of the Iceland Airwaves annual music festival — and in spring 2013, the Sónar international music festival took place in Harpa for the first time.
Exhibition area There are many open spaces outside of the halls that are perfect for various events and receptions. We especially recommend the open area on the second floor by the glass facade which features a very high ceiling. Norðurbryggja on the first floor has a splendid view of the harbour, Eyri is located outside of Silfurberg overlooking the Reykjavík harbour and west Reykjavík. Flói is the largest open space area with a view of the harbour, perfect for larger events or as an exhibition area. Visit us or give us a call to find out which space caters best to your event.
Nearly all energy consumed in Icelandic households and businesses comes from clean renewable hydro electric and geothermal energy sources. Harpa is connected to the Icelandic power grid, which has one of the highest uptimes in the world.
Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 Harpa is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award.
The water used in Harpa comes from water reserves located on the outskirts of Reykjavík. The water is of the highest quality, and no treatment is required before it is distributed to consumers. The facade is made of glass, resulting in a reduction in lighting cost. All waste in Harpa is sorted, and all recyclable waste is recycled. All detergents used in Harpa have the Swan label, a well-known ecolabelling used in the Nordic countries. We are a green conference centre
MICE Report Award 2012 MICE Report Award for the best conference venue in Northern Europe 2012.
Harpa's facade is designed by renowned artist Ólafur Elíasson.
Harpa is 43 metres tall, measured from the street level. There are 956 glass cubes in Harpa's facade.
Designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríið Architects.
Harpa is 28,000 m2
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Halls and meeting rooms
First level Fourth level
Type Concert hall
Theatre style Classroom style Cabaret style Banquet style Reception style Ceiling height Size m2 1,630 N/A N/A N/A N/A 23 1,008
Silfurberg Conference hall A+B 840 – Conference hall A 360 – Conference hall B 378
600 250 325
432 200 200
540 240 240
1,100 400 400
8 8 8
735 357 357
Norðurljós Recital hall
Ríma – –
Meeting hall A+B Meeting hall A Meeting hall B
130 66 66
100 50 50
72 40 32
90 50 40
250 120 120
Vísa – –
Meeting room 1+2 Meeting room 1 Meeting room 2
44 20 20
28 12 12
N/A 16 N/A N/A 8 N/A N/A 8 N/A
3.8 40 3.8 20 3.8 20
Stemma – –
Meeting room 3+4 Meeting room 3 Meeting room 4
44 20 20
28 12 12
N/A 16 N/A N/A 8 N/A N/A 8 N/A
3.8 40 3.8 20 3.8 20
Meeting room 5
N/A 10 N/A
Meeting room 6
N/A 8 N/A
Meeting room 7
N/A 8 N/A
Meeting room 8
N/A 10 N/A
3 (each floor)
Open spaces Room Flói
Type Banquet style Reception style Ceiling height Exhibition area 530 1,200 3.8
Norðurbryggja Exhibition area Other smaller areas; ask our team.
Size m2 1,000
3.8 3.8 3.8
144 72 72
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre Austurbakki 2 — 101 Reykjavík — Iceland Conference Department tel. +354 528 5060 Designed by Brandenburg Printed by Oddi www.harpa.is For conference and events enquiries: email@example.com
Want to make a decision in Reykjavík? Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre