The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and international contemporary artists. The works of key figures, as well as established and emerging current artists are presented in six galleries.
Hafnarhús is also home to the works of Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene.
Hafnarhús is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, where the town’s boats and first docks lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country.
It was renovated by Studio Grandi architects in 1998-2000 to house Reykjavík Art Museum. 

Hafnarhús Kitchen is temporarily closed. Meanwhile we offer free coffee for visitors! 

Exhibitions at Hafnarhús

28.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
Safnverur úr safneign
10.06.2023 - 07.01.2024

Guðmundur Guðmundsson (b. 1932), better known as Erró, is one of the best known contemporary artist of Iceland.

Hafnarhús, Photo: Hildur Inga Björnsdóttir

Hafnarhús is situated by the old harbour in the oldest part of Reykjavík, where the earliest wharf and age-old moorings lay. The building was designed by one of the originators of Icelandic architecture, architect Sigurður Guðmundsson, in collaboration with harbour master Þórarinn Kristjánsson.

In 1989 Erró gave the City of Reykjavík a large collection of his works, a total of about 2,000 items, including paintings, watercolours, graphic art, sculptures, collages and other works spanning the artist's entire career from his youth.