Accessibility at Hafnarhús

Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús is located at Tryggvagata 17. Hafnarhús focuses on progressive art exhibitions by acknowledged Icelandic and international contemporary artists. This building also houses the Erró collection and his work is always on display.

Length of Visit

You should plan 40-60 minutes for a visit to Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús.

Visiting Hafnarhús
Upplýsingar (i)

Entrance

Entrance to Hafnarhús is from Tryggvagata, through an automatic, sliding door, without thresholds. Once inside, the visitor services is on the left and museum shop to the right.

Parking

There are a few parking spots behind Hafnarhús on the Geirsgata side, accessible from Tryggvagata. Numerous parking places can be found in a parking garage at Hafnartorg, also accessible from Geirsgata, and in the parking garage at Vesturgata 7. All these parking places requires payment.

Bicycles and Scooters

Bicycle stands are located in Grófin next to Reykjavik City Library

Public Transport

Buses no. 1, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14.

Baby Strollers

In Hafnarhús, you can store prams and borrow light strollers. Large prams are not allowed in the exhibition galleries for security reasons.

Cloakroom and Lockers

The cloakroom is behind reception, up a few steps, and there you’ll also find lockers for bags and backpacks. Prams, backpacks, large bags, umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed in the galleries, for security reasons. A cloakroom is off the hall with the lockers.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be found by the reception on the ground floor and by the refreshment area on the first floor. Disabled toilets on the ground floor are on the left of the reception, and on the first floor they are in the same area as the other bathrooms.

Elevators

There is an elevator between the different floors, it is opposite the innermost staircase on the ground floor.

Chairs/Somewhere to Sit Down

The exhibitions vary regularly but normally, benches can be found in the galleries. If not, visitors can ask for a stool at reception.

Picnic Facilities

On the first floor, you’ll find a refreshment area to sit down and have your packed lunch. Coffee and water are normally offered to visitors, free of charge.

Multipurpose Hall

On the ground floor, opposite The Port, is the multipurpose hall. It is used for meetings, lectures, seminars, workshops and other events. There is no threshold to enter the hall.

Stofan (The Living Room)

Opposite the entrance on the ground floor, on the north side of the museum, is Stofan. This is usually a quiet place and good for relaxing. It has a library and normally there are books and other information regarding the exhibitions each time. There are also facilities for families and children, including paper and coloured pencils, along with some toys.

Guidance

Guidance around particular exhibitions is scheduled at regular intervals and advertised specifically. The museum staff is happy to receive groups following an agreement.

Please contact us through phone, 411-6400, or by email to listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for further information.

People with Disabilities
Hreyfihamlaðir

Hafnarhús has good wheelchair access in the building and to most exhibitions. The entrance is on the ground floor, with no thresholds and automatic doors. There is a lift from the ground floor, opposite the stairs that are further from the entrance.

Disabled Parking

There are two parking spots reserved for people with disabilities in Grófin, to the left of Hafnarhúsið’s entrance.

Wheelchairs

One wheelchair is available, in the cloakroom on the ground floor. Further information can be had at the reception.

Chairs/Somewhere to Sit Down

The exhibitions vary regularly but you can expect to find benches in the galleries. If not, visitors can ask for stools at the reception.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be found by the reception on the ground floor and by the refreshment area on the first floor. Disabled bathrooms on the ground floor are on the left of the visitor services desk, and on the first floor they are in the same area as the other bathrooms.

Please contact us through phone, 411-6400, or by email to listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for further information.

Individuals with Autism and Sensory Processing Sensitivities
Skynvinnsla

Generally, an admission ticket to Reykjavík Art Museum is valid for 24 hours so it is possible to visit all three museum buildings during that time: Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn.

Stimuli

Stimuli varies, depending on the exhibition, and the museum reception staff can inform visitors each time what kind of exhibition to expect. The museum is usually a peaceful place but sometimes there are videos with audio that can be disturbing. Lighting in the galleries can be bright and sometimes there is fluorescent lighting.

Quiet Spaces

Opposite the entrance on the ground floor, on the north side of the museum, is Stofan. This is usually a quiet place and good for relaxing. It has a library and normally there are books and other information regarding the exhibitions each time. There are also facilities for families and children, including paper and coloured pencils, along with some toys.

On the first floor, you’ll find a refreshment area to sit down and have your packed lunch. Coffee and water are normally offered to visitors free of charge.

Guidance

Reykjavík Art Museum regularly advertises special opening hours for people with autism or sensory processing sensitivities. During these hours, all stimuli is set according to the people’s needs (for example regarding light and sound).

Museum Visit

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Please contact us through phone, 411-6400, or by email to listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for further information.

Blind and Visually Impaired People
Blindir og sjónskertir

Entrance is on the ground floor, through automatic, sliding doors with no threshold. A lift is on the ground floor, opposite the staircase furthest from the entrance.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome at the museum.

Guidance

Reykjavík Art Museum regularly advertises special opening hours for blind and visually impaired people. These hours are advertised with ample notice.

Please contact us through phone, 411-6400, or by email to listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for further information.

Deaf and Hearing-Impaired People
Heyrnarskertir og heyrnarlausir

Guidance

Reykjavík Art Museum regularly offers signed guidance in the museum buildings. This guidance is advertised with ample notice.

Please contact us through phone, 411-6400, or by email to listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for further information.

Various Groups
Aðrir hópar

Reykjavík Art Museum receives various groups and strives to meet their needs. Has your group visited the museum before?

Among regular museum visitors are:
Geysir, club for people living with mental health issues
Hlutverkasetrið
Daily activity club for people with dementia
Various Red Cross groups
Ljósið, rehabilitation centre for cancer patients
Reykjalundur activity group