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The Nordic House

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The Nordic House produces and showcases exhibitions and events all year long, from seminars and workshops to concerts, literature events, and film screenings. Whether it is for local guests, foreign visitors or schools and families, all tastes and...more
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Saemundargoetu 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 7030
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Part of my duties in Iceland years ago was being the Cultural Attaché and supervising the American Cultural Center. One of my counterparts was the Nordic House which featured art and music and literature from the Nordic Countries. We went to something there almost every...More

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Kristbjörg K, Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your story from when you were a regular visitor. The Nordic House plays many roles for many people and we love hearing about it. Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Beautiful library and an architectural gem in general. We enjoyed the Aalto exhibition in the basement. The restaurant was unfortunately fully booked otherwise we would have loved to eat there. The Nordic house just celebrated it's 50th anniversary and I hope people can enjoy the...More

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Kristbjörg K, Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you for your review and your visit to The Nordic House. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful audio guided tour of history of this house. Great design. Not far (few minutes walk)from Iceland National Museum.

Thank Beverly C
Kristbjörg K, Public Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us and we are so happy to hear you liked our new audio guide. Did you know the narrator is Iceland's First Lady, Eliza Reid? Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Lots of information on Iceland and other Nordic Countries. The building itself is unique in its architecture. We just happened to tour there.

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Kristbjörg K, Public Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Accidentally finding something good is the best feeling! Thank you for visiting us and giving a review - we appreciate it! We hope you visit us again sometime. Best wishes The Nordic House staff

Reviewed 2 June 2018

If you feel like getting away a bit from 'downtown' Reykjavik, walk along the lake, past the National Museum, the university, and have lunch or dinner at Nordic House. On a dry day, it's a lovely outing. This cultural centre was designed by Alvar Aalto,...More

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Kristbjörg K, Public Relations Manager at The Nordic House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the house and your visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. You are forever welcome! - The Nordic House staff

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

First let me warn visitors that the view in the picture doesn't face the street and it is under construction outside where the water is located. Once I reached the front door I was 99% sure I was at the right place :) I entered...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Have visited the Nordic House. Few years ago. Could hardly wait to return! Many new parts to explore. For example, the Aalto Bistro - an extraordinary eating venue - delicious food presented so imaginatively. Friendly personnel - so accommodating to explain various parts of the...More

1  Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Firstly, walking here from the centre of reykjavik is a must if you're able to do so. We walked past the pond then over the main road and through the fab geothermal nature reserve just in front of the house. It was awesome to see...More

2  Thank saraheva92
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I liked my visit at the Nordic House. Alvar Aalto's building and landscape is some of the most beautiful in Reykjavík and in my opinion it is an good example of Nordic functionalism and has a great view to the city. I would recommend you...More

1  Thank ThomasF2595
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went because my husband was attending a Rotary meeting there. He found out that that particular night, there was a 6pm tour, a dinner, and a musical presentation. Tour was quite interesting. As another reviewer pointed out, there are Nordic Houses in a number...More

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