Reykjavik Art Museum


Reykjavik Art Museum is Iceland’s largest network of art museums. It is located in three unique and magnificent buildings in Reykjavik: Hafnarhús (The Harbour House), Kjarvalsstadir, and the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum.

The museum holds some of the most distinguished works in Iceland’s artistic landscape. The museum’s exhibits run the gamut from the historical to the disorienting and boundary-pushing, while its special events range from quiet concerts to alternative rock events. The Reykjavik Art Museum offers its buildings to private hire for various receptions and events with a capacity of up to 1400 guests.

Reykjavík Art Museum was founded in 1973 and has since then been true to its mission of presenting contemporary art in its many manifestations. The diverse programs carried out at the museum’s venues have connected the museum and the public in an innovative way and contributed to the accessibility of modern art.

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These venues can be used as background for events and celebrations among those that have utilized this option are Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, numerous meetings and conferences, film festivals and fashion shows.
NAME Category Theatre Class room U-Shape Board room Banquet Recept Size (m2) Height (m) L & W (m) Level
Ásmundarsafn 200 570 0
Hafnarhús open court 500 340 1400 500 12 10,8×40 0
Hafnarhús multi purpose hall 80 50 150 100 7 10,8×10 1
Hafnarhús open space 1+2 floor 1400 1269 1+2
Kjarvalsstaðir open space 180 500 577 0
Kjarvalsstaðir meeting hall 70 40 120 66 0

Art Museum in downtown area offers access for disabled in all houses except Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum.

  • Sigur Rós (2001)
  • Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party (2006)
  • Trentemöller, Of Montréal, múm (2007)
  • Vampire Weekend, CSS, Florence and the Machine (2008)
  • Gus Gus, Hurts, Bombay Bicycle Club, Robyn, Moderat (2010)
  • Austra, Other Lives, Beach House (2011)