Today, the annual meeting on Icelandic foreign policy takes place in the Nordic House. The seminar is a collaboration with the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its title is: “International cooperation at a crossroad: where is Iceland heading?” This is a relevant question, […]

DesignMarch 19th to 23rd of May

The Nordic House participates in DesignMarch 19th to 23rd of May. This year the focus will be on an environmentally friendly design that departs from the present and heads towards new ways of thinking. Amongst topics dealt with in the exhibition are sustainable architecture, utilization of invasive plants, and circular design. Moreover, the designers shed […]

Baltics in the limelight: Children and building bridges

English, translated from Swedish: During the spring and early summer, the Nordic House celebrates Baltic Children‘s Culture Festival in collaboration with the annual children’s culture festival in Reykjavík. The program is diverse and has been planned in collaboration with the Lithuanian and Latvian schools and creative individuals from the Baltics. Certain events are aimed directly […]

Nordens hus i Reykjavik söker praktikanter

Som praktikant i Nordens hus är du en del av ett dynamiskt team, som arbetar med kulturutbyte mellan Island, Norden och de baltiska länderna i form av samarbetsprojekt med kulturinstitutioner, konstnärer och forskare i hela regionen. Nordens hus har en bred verksamhet och arrangerar kontinuerligt utställningar, evenemang, konferenser och festivaler med inriktning på nordisk konst, kultur […]

The Perspectives of Art

Translated from Swedish Since its establishment in 1968, the Nordic House has been a central Nordic platform for art, culture, language and public debate in Iceland. We strive to fulfill the Nordic prime ministers’ vision for 2030 that the Nordic region will become the world’s most sustainable and integrated region. In recent years, we have […]

Opin og aðgengileg Norðurlönd

Gleðilegan Dag Norðurlanda! Í ár höldum við upp á 50 ára afmæli Norrænu ráðherranefndarinnar. Frá upphafi hefur Norræna ráðherranefndin haft það markmið að allir skuli eiga þess kost að taka þátt í norrænu samstarfi. Í nýju samstarfsáætlun ráðherranefndarinnar í menningarmálum fyrir tímabilið 2021-2024 er markmiðið eftirfarandi: lista- og menningarstarf sem er aðgengilegt öllum á Norðurlöndum […]

Nordic Day 23 March – various events throughout the week related to Nordic culture

The Nordic Day is held annually on 23 March to celebrate Nordic co-operation and showcase its importance. This year the day is celebrated at the Nordic House through  various events throughout the week. The light will be shed on Nordic culture and lifestyle through a debate, concert, food, children and youth literature, photo competition and […]


Welcome to the Nordic House. As our guests, your safety is our main priority. We follow the guidelines given by the Icelandic Health Authorities at all times and have introduced measures to secure that your visit happens safely. OPENING HOURS Information on opening hours and temporary closing due to covid can be found here. A […]

Listin í netheimum

Tekstinn er þýddur úr sænsku Föstudaginn 24. janúar opnaði myndlistarsýningin Land handan hafsins í Norræna húsinu en hún var framleidd af Pro Artibus stofnuninni í Finnlandi. Opnunarkvöldið var stórkostlegt, eins og meiri háttar veisla. Innan um myndlist, blóm, mat og vín fögnuðu uppnumdir gestirnir því að sýningarsalur Norræna hússins opnaði að nýju. Kvöldið hverfur mér […]

No more home delivery on library books

Following guidance from the Ministry of Health’s lawyers, the libraries in Iceland have decided to stop all lending. This, regrettably, means that we also will stop distributing lending materials. We thank all of you who used our door-to-door service. However, we can refer to our digital collection of 62.000 ebooks and audiobooks (, mainly in […]

The Nordic House in Reykjavik is looking for exhibition hosts

The Nordic House in Reykjavik is looking for exhibition hosts mainly for work during the weekends. As an exhibition host, you greet our visitors, answer questions and manage our small design shop. You provide visitor statistics, monitor the exhibition and perform other minor tasks as agreed. It is an advantage if you have an education […]


Welcome to Kynjaþing, a feminist assembly, which is held November 2nd in the Nordic House Kynjaþing is a democratic and feminist forum for the public. The agenda for the day is organized by NGOs and grassroots organizations, where the idea is to enhance dialogue between us who are concerned about equality in the world. This […]

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