Kjar­vals­staðir

Kjarvalsstaðir

Kjarvalsstaðir hosts regular exhibitions of the works of Jóhannes S. Kjarvals (1885 - 1972), as he occupies a special place in Icelandic cultural and art history as one of the nation’s most beloved artists, past and present.

It also holds exhibitions of paintings and sculptures by renowned domestic and international artists.

Kjarvalsstaðir is open every day from 10.00 for 17.00. Last Thursday of the month Kjarvalsstaðir is open until 22.00

Kjarvalsstaðir is located on Flókagata 24.

Current exhibitions

Paintings in a gallery.

Kjarval and the 20th Century: When Modernity Anchored

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leirskálar í náttúru.

Borghildur Óskarsdóttir: Heed

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From the exhibition Kaleidoscope: Icelandic 20th Century Art. 2023.

Visit to Kjarvalsstaðir

Entrance The museum is accessed through the main entrance on the Flókagata side. There is a ramp to the entrance and the door opens automatically. In the doorway there is a threshold which the staff places a ramp over as needed. When you enter, you will see the reception and a museum shop on the right.

Parking There are numerous parking spaces in front of Kjarvalsstaðir. Bikes and electric scooters Bike racks are to be found in the courtyard in the middle of the building.

Public transport Buses no.13 – 1 – 3 – 6 – 11 – 18.

Baby strollers At Kjarvalsstaðir you can store prams and borrow light strollers. Large strollers are not allowed into the exhibition halls for security reasons. Cloakroom and lockers Next to the museum shop at the reception there is a cloakroom and also lockers for bags and backpacks. Strollers, backpacks, large bags, umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed into the exhibition halls for security reasons.

Toilets Toilets are in the hallway to the right of the reception.

Elevator Kjarvalsstaðir is on a single ground floor.

Chairs/sitting facilities The exhibitions change regularly, but you can usually expect to find benches in all the exhibition halls. Visitors can also obtain portable chairs at the reception that can be carried under your arm and reclined as needed.

Picnicking facilities At Kjarvalsstaðir there is a restaurant that sells both food and coffee. There are no picnicking facilities, but when the weather is good you can eat your own picnic outside in the Klambratún park.

Creative workshop The creative workshop is a children’s and family area next to the restaurant. It has books, magazines, colours and various other materials related to exhibitions at any given time.

Guided tours Guided tours are regularly held at individual exhibitions and are advertised separately. The museum staff welcomes groups by appointment. Click here for information about the museum’s programme.

Please contact us by phoning 411-6400 or emailing listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for more information.

Accessibility

Kjarvalsstaðir was opened to the public in 1973 when accessibility requirements differed to those of today. There are door steps at the thresholds of the main entrance and in the door between the cafe and the courtyard. Wheelchair ramps are accessible at both locations.

Disabled parking spaces Two parking spaces for the disabled are to be found directly in front of the main entrance of Kjarvalsstaðir.

Wheelchairs One wheelchair is available for guests to borrow and is to be found by the cloakroom. More information at the museum reception.

Chairs/sitting facilities at exhibitions The exhibitions change regularly, but you can usually expect to find benches in all the exhibition halls. Visitors can also obtain portable chairs at the reception that can be carried under your arm and reclined as needed.

Toilets Toilets can be found in the corridor to the right of the reception, and there are also accessible toilets. All the toilets are non-gendered.

Please contact us by phoning 411-6400 or emailing listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for more information.

Autism and people with sensory processing disorders

For general visits to the Reykjavík Art Museum, the ticket is valid for 24 hours so that you can come and go to all three museums during that time: Kjarvalsstaðir, Hafnarhús and Ásmundarsafn.

Stimuli Stimuli differ from one exhibition to the next and the museum staff is happy to provide information on what to expect in the exhibition halls. Most of the time, the museum is a quiet place to visit, but sometimes, for example, there are video works with sounds that can cause irritation. Lighting in the halls is not strong depending on the situation and fluorescent lighting is sometimes used.

Quiet spaces At Kjarvalsstaðir, the exhibition halls themselves are the quietest spaces. The central space tends to be more busy, being connected to the cafe, reception and creative workshop.

Guides The Reykjavík Art Museum regularly advertises special opening hours for people with autism or sensory processing problems. The stimuli at the exhibitions are adjusted with the needs of the group in mind (e.g. light and sound). Visits to the museum

Blind and visually impaired

The museum is accessed through the main entrance on the Flókagata side. There is a ramp to the door, which automatically opens outwards. There is no sound signal from the door. In the doorway there is a step which the staff places a ramp over as needed. When you enter, you will see the reception and a museum shop on the right.

Guide dogs Guide dogs are welcome in the museum.

Guided tours Guided tours for the blind and visually impaired are regularly offered at the museum’s exhibition locations. The timing of each guided tour is advertised well in advance.

Hearing impaired and deaf

Guided tours Guided tours in sign language are regularly offered at the museum's exhibition locations. The timing of each guided tour is advertised well in advance.

Please contact us by phoning 411-6400 or emailing listasafn(at)reykjavik.is for more information.

 

Plan your visit

View of the ticket desk and people.

Admission

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Grown ups with young children playing.

Families

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Hópur í leiðsögn

Groups

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Museums

Ásmundarsafn

Ásmundarsafn

Sigtún 105
4116430
Opening hours
May–September 10:00–17:00
October–April 13:00–17:00
Hafnarhús

Hafnarhús

Tryggvagata 17
4116400
Opening hours
10.00-17.00
Thursdays 10.00-22.00
Kjarvalsstaðir

Kjarvalsstaðir

Flókagata 24
4116425
Opening hours
10.00-17.00