Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Photo: Bára Kristinsdóttir
Music to your eyes and ears
Noteworthy for: The renowned visual artist Olafur Eliasson, who has exhibited at the Tate Modern, among other prestigious galleries, designed Harpa's architectural façade.
One of the best ways to penetrate a nation’s culture is through their music and the musicians who perform. Recognizing this, the Icelandic government and the city of Reykjavik funded the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, a fabulous new venue that opened May 2011, and hosts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.
If you’re not into symphonic music or the dramatics of opera, artists like the songstress Björk also hold concerts at Harpa, considered the country’s premiere music venue.