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Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today

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July 22, 2016 - February 27, 2017

 Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today The Nordic House is proud to present the exhibition Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today. The exhibition appeals to visitors of all ages and The Nordic House offers various playful and interactive experiences in connection with the exhibition – both indoor and outdoor. Welcome to the world of children! The exhibition is open every day from 11-17* *2-6 November closed because of Iceland Airwaves…


Guided Tours in English every Friday

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October 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 25, 2016

Join our museum docent for a tour through the exhibitions of Jóhannes Kjarval (1885-1972) and Hildur Bjarnadóttir (b. 1969). Kjarval´s expressive paintings changed the way people in Iceland thought about art and nature. He worked outdoors, capturing the landscape and slowly started to pay more attention to the micro cosmos under his feet, merging it with fantasy and folklore. Bjarnadóttir exhibits recent work based on an elaborate and interesting process. Like Kjarval, she explores the nature by her feet, collecting…


Romeo and Juliet @ Bíó Paradís

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October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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and Once on October 28, 2016

San Francisco Ballet’s glorious production of Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tómasson, will be screened in Bíó Paradís, October 2016. The timeless Shakespearean masterpiece Romeo and Juliet has been retold in many theatre, opera, film, and dance works. Since its creation by Helgi Tómasson in 1994, San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet has played to sold-out houses and taken its place as one of the finest dance interpretations of the passionate tale. Set…


Romeo and Juliet @ Bíó Paradís

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October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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and Once on October 29, 2016

San Francisco Ballet’s glorious production of Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tómasson, will be screened in Bíó Paradís, October 2016. The timeless Shakespearean masterpiece Romeo and Juliet has been retold in many theatre, opera, film, and dance works. Since its creation by Helgi Tómasson in 1994, San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet has played to sold-out houses and taken its place as one of the finest dance interpretations of the passionate tale. Set…


Icelandic Opera – Évgení Onegin

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October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Once on October 29, 2016,
and Once on November 6, 2016,
and Once on November 12, 2016

Tchaikovsky's most loved opera  Eugene Onegin is based on Alexander Pushkin's  verse novel of the same title. The opera is extremely romantic, beautiful and moving and has from it's first premiere in Russia been the nation's favorite.  Onegin is also the most performed Russian opera outside Russia and is regularly performed in leading opera houses around the world. The dashing, unconventional Onegin visits the estate of Mrs. Larina and her daughters, Tatjana and Olga. From first glance, Tatjana  believes that…


Reykjavik Guitarama

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October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reykjavik Guitarama 2016 Björn Thoroddsen - Robben Ford Band - Anna.  Háskólabíó 22. October 2016. Björn Thoroddsen has been hosting his popular Guitar Festivals both in Reykjavík and abroad for several years. Last year he welcomed Robben Ford to the stage and this year Robben is coming back and he's bringing his band. Björn and Robben have been working on some exciting projects for the past year and are finishing up an album that will be released in the near…


Jazz // Free Entrance @ Bryggjan Brugghús

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October 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2016

Sundays are live jazz nights at Bryggjan Brugghús, bistro & brewery, by the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. You can expect some jazz standards, warm spirits and very good beer! ENTRANCE IS FREE


Monday Jazz @ Húrra

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October 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2016

Jazz at Húrra bar every Monday evening. Free admission and happy hour until 9pm! Band: Birkir Blær - Saxophone Sölvi Kolbeinsson - Saxophone Hrafnkell Gauti - Guitar Birgir Steinn - Bass Kristófer Rodriguez - Drums

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Mediumship and/or rune and energy readings at Gjafir Jarðar, 50 Laugarvegur

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October 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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Every Tuesday at these times

Readings with very experienced English medium Kay Cook are available at Gjafir Jarðar (the spiritual shop at 50 Laurgarvegur, Reykjavík). Mediumship readings giving evidence of survival and rune and/or energy readings for insight and guidance are offered by Kay, who is the author of Runes and Rainbows.  45 minute readings cost 6000 ISK and may be recorded on your phone.


Yoga classes in english

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October 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that begins at 2016-10-25 05:30 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-10-25 7:00

Reykjavík Yoga is a new project that offers travelling yogis and other practitioners high-quality yoga classes in English. Off-schedule private group classes can also be arranged. The classes are every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30 pm - 7 pm and Saturdays 11 am-12.30 pm. The location is Skúlagata 30, 2nd floor.


Listen to Iceland – Icelandic Folk Songs

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October 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 8 pm & 9:15 pm

The Icelandic seasons through icelandic folksongs surrounded by sound-effects by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and duets by G. de Machaut. Jóhanna Halldórsdóttir voice Helga A. Jónsdóttir recorders Location: Iðnó Theater by  Reykjavík City hall Every Tuesday  8pm and 9:15pm Duration: 35 min Entrance fee: 2000 kr


J.S Bach every Tuesday @ Dómkirkjan

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October 25, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 31, 2017

The 48 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach are regarded as the most influential works which ultimately revolutionized western classical music. Icelandic pianist Ólafur Elíasson plays 6 selected preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier on the Dómkirkjan church's piano every Tuesday night.* Dómkirkjan is located by the Parliament Square. FREE ADMISSION *The concert is scheduled to be on every Tuesday. A rare cancellation might occur. That will be announced on Dómkirkjan's website:  http://domkirkjan.is/ .


Reykjavík Kabarett

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October 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Once on October 27, 2016

Burlesque Cabaret October 26th and 27th. Local divas and four international guests: Miss Mokki (REY), La Lupe (REY), Ungfrú Hringaná (REY), M Dame Cuchifrita (NY), Edie Nightcrawler (NY), Sophia Disgrace (LON) and The Luminous Pariah (SEA). Lárus Blöndal, aka Lalli the "magician" is the MC for the night. Sexy, Weird, funny, hula hoops, chains, jokes, magic, bumps and grinds. Doors at 8PM. Show at 8:30PM. You must be over 20 to attend this show. Ticket price: 3000 kr at presale: https://tix.is/is/event/3262/reykjavik-kabarett/…



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October 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Once on October 26, 2016,
and Once on October 27, 2016,
and Once on October 30, 2016,
and Once on November 9, 2016,
and Once on November 13, 2016,
and Once on November 20, 2016

FUBAR is a dance performance by choreographer Sigga Soffía in coordination with musical composer Jónas Sen. For the past few years, Sigga Soffia has given Iceland unforgettable dance performances like the firework shows on Reykjavík Cultural Night, with over 100, 000 spectators, and Black Feathers at the National theatre, a theatre performance that was the opening act for the Reykjavik Arts Fair. This year this spectacular artist has decided to interpret her personal and emotional experiences into a solo piece portraying different events in…


Cycle Music and Art Festival – Kópavogur

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October 27, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Cycle Music and Art Festival exhibits interdisciplinary works and collaborations with music as central focus. The CYCLE MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, now in its second year, serves as an international and local platform for contemporary art music and visual art and the intersection between both disciplines. Deeply rooted in Iceland’s exceptional cultural scene, it uses the unique natural environment as an echo chamber in order to explore questions of deep time and peak futures. With an exhibition at Gerðarsafn Museum…


Iceland Symphony: Open Rehearsal

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October 27, 2016 @ 9:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 18, 2017

Thursday morning rehearsals of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra are open rehearsals. All Open Rehearsals are working rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal. The location is Eldborg hall in Harpa. The rehearsals will be every Thursday morning, (except in December).


Icecon 2016

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October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Icecon 2016 is a science fiction and fantasy fan convention that will be held in the heart of Reykjavík, Iceland, this fall. On the 28th to the 30th of October, Iðnó theatre (idno.is) will be filled with the fantastic. There will be panels, readings, a Halloween masquerade and other events. Information on registration, membership fee, guests of honour, program and accommodation coming soon. All information will be posted on this event-page and a forthcoming homepage. Any interested parties can also…


Rocky Horror Picture Show – Halloween screening of the film

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October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday October 29th at 20:00, wear a costume if you like and come celebrate Halloween with us! Be sure to get YOUR ticket in time, its going to be sold out! Spoof sci-fi and camp horror makes ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ a one of a kind cult classic, this bizarrely entertaining and highly satisfying musical is a huge box-office draw. When a straight-laced couple is stranded on a stormy night, they take refuge in a dark, old mansion full…


Halloween 2016

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October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

The Halloween event of the year is coming back again! This time we return yet again to the warm embrace of our hosts at Gaukurinn, located at Tryggvagata 22, corner door, upper floor.. As before, this is a battle of the best costume held together by a great party. We will open our doors at 9 pm and then hold the award-ceremony sometime after midnight. 'Early' birds. You know we have good things in store for you. Entrance fee is…


Joss Stone @Harpa

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October 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Prepare to be amazed and delighted by Joss Stone! The award winning soul songstress is coming to Harpa for a magnificent concert. The 27-year-old prodigy has designated her life to music. She won the talent competition A Star for a Night onBBC at the age of 13, signed with one of the biggest record companies in the world at the age of 15 and released her debut album at the age of 16. She has sold over 12 million albums…


Snövit Hedstierna // An Issue of Structure – Exhibition Opening

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November 1, 2016 - November 6, 2016

The exhibition "An Issue of Structure”, consisting of interactive and spatial sound installations, a sound archive and a publication, sheds some light on personal experiences of gender and gender affiliations in the Nordic countries. These countries are considered some of the most gender equal in the world according to The World Economic Forums “Global Gender Gap Report”. The project is based on interviews from several hundred female/queer/ transgender/gender fluid people living in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. The interview…


Iceland Airwaves

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November 2, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Not only does it feel like an autumnal harvest festival that showcases all the best music the vibrant Icelandic music scene has to offer, but every year the line-up features some of the most exciting artists from all around the world. Iceland Airwaves is a huge festival with venues ranging from intimate to football stadiums, and more than 200 artists playing over the course of five days, and offers a unique chance to experience a year’s worth of concerts in…


Welcome home – Classical Sundays @ Harpa

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November 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Once on November 6, 2016

The HARPA Welcome Series presents home concerts with young musicians. It reaches out to those who have recently finished their studies abroad, inviting them to introduce themselves and their accomplishments to the audience at home, thus giving them a platform and an opening into professional life as musicians. Some young artists create their professional ground abroad and this series offers a possibility for our audience to follow their progress. Others come home to nurture other young talents and play a part…


Icelandic Opera: Kúnstpása Lunchtime Recital

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November 15, 2016 @ 12:15 pm
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Once on October 4, 2016,
and Once on November 15, 2016,
and Once on December 13, 2016,
and Once on January 31, 2017,
and Once on March 21, 2017,
and Once on April 11, 2017,
and Once on May 2, 2017,
and Once on June 6, 2017

Every month, the Icelandic Opera has a Lunchtime Recital at Harpa Concert Hall. Free admission. Dates 2016: 20.09 4.10 15.11 13.12 Dates 2017: 31.1 21.3 11.4 2.5 6.6


The Icelandic Rockchoir: 70´s rock

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November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The Icelandic Rockchoir is a brand new choir, with over a 40 people, that has gone different ways then is usual in choir singing. Most of the singers have a lot of experience in pop and rock performing. The result is a powerful and totally unique sound that is clearly new of its kind in Iceland and something worth looking at. The choir was founded in the spring of 2015 by Matti sax and a few singers who wanted to…


The Nutcracker – St. Petersburg Festival Ballet

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November 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - November 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

The Nutcracker is a one of the most popular ballets of the past century.  The marvelous music by Tchaikovsky brings us a Christmas fairy tale spirit. Numerous ballet companies around the world stage this famous ballet every year during the winter months. Both children and adults look forward to attending a magical performance of The Nutcracker each holiday season and Harpa is proud to present this production in collaboration with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburgh Festival Ballet. On…


Eddie Izzard @ Harpa

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December 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Nearly three years after launching his epic circumnavigation of the globe, international celebrity Eddie Izzard - Comedian, Actor, Marathon Runner and Europhile is about to celebrate his unofficial comedy world record of performing in more than 28 countries! He performed in Iceland last year but announced his arrival only a week in advance. Nevertheless, his show sold out instantly! FORCE MAJEURE is the most extensive comedy tour ever. Eddie Izzard is the man who turned talking ‘Bollocks’ into an art…


Vaginaboys + kef LAVÍK @Harpa

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December 10, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Two anonymous electronic bands are throwing a party. Few Icelandic bands have created such a buzz in such short time as the elusive Vaginaboys. With vocals performed through vocoder, and identities hidden by masks, the sensual beats by this mysterious duo, flow nicely with the lyrics, which touch up-on the broken hearts left on the floors up the Icelandic clubs at 4:15 in the morning. Kef LAVÍK have been making a name for themselves without ever performing live. The anonymous…


Pearls of Icelandic Song – New Year’s Concerts

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December 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 5, 2017

On our New Year's program, we will sing Icelandic songs and folk music of elves, trolls and outlaws. We will tell the stories behind the songs and we will introduce to you some the traditions of Icelandic Christmas and New Year’s. The Program is sung in Icelandic and moderated in English. For more information: www.pearls.is


New Year’s Eve 10K run and 3K Fun race

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December 31, 2016 @ 11:55 am

Every year the ÍR track and field club of Reykjavik celebrates the end of the year with its New Year's Eve 10K run on December 31st. The annual 10K run held in downtown Reykjavík attracts both elite runners as well as recreational runners of all ages. It has become a tradition for runners in Iceland to end the year with this fast course 10K run. This year there will also be a 3 km Fun race. Many participants dress up…

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