Erro's art painting

Hafnarhús (Harbour house)

Hafnarhús is the largest art museum in Reykjavik with emphasis towards experimental and progressive art by known Icelandic and international contemporary artists as well as young upcoming talents. The building offers six exhibition spaces with several events and exhibitions to be held every year. The museum is also home to the Erró collection. Erró is a renowned Icelandic artist - recognized in Europe (especially in France where he has lived most of his life) for being one of the pioneers in pop art. On second floor you’ll find a small restaurant/café, Lauga matstofa, offering organic dishes, but also beer, wine and coffee.

Location: Tryggvagata 17
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00-17:00

Harbor house art museum in Reykjavík


Ásmundarsafn museum is named and dedicated to Ásmundur Sveinsson, leading artist in sculpture in Iceland - finding inspiration in Icelandic nature and literature, but also immensely inspired by mediterranean influence. Ásmundur who was known for his simple and abstract style, died in 1982 at the age of 89, but his work still remains to be highly praised by critics. The building (Ásmundarsafn) is the former home of the artist which was for most part designed by himself. The garden is surrounded by beautiful sculptures -  showing around 30 artworks by Ásmundur.

Loacation: Sigtún
Opening hours: April to September from 10:00-17:00 and September-April from 13:00-17:00

Ásmundarsafn art museum in Iceland


Kjarvalsstaðir, named after Jóhannes S. Kjarval one of Iceland’s most established painters, opened in 1973. The building is a good example of Nordic modernism - with windows reaching from floor to ceiling. Exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir incline to paintings and sculptures by the masters of modern art. Museum store is located in the lobby and there’s also a café at the premises.

Location: Flókagata 24
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00-17:00

Kjarvalsstaðir art museum in Reykjavík

There’s a small admission fee to Reykjavík Art Museums, but discounts for groups and students under 25. Free admission for: children under 18, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Admission is valid for all museums during the same day.  

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