Children and Youth

Welcome to The Nordic House. We accept group visits by request. Visits by schools and kindergartens are free of charge.

More information available from The Nordic House Mediator of Arts and Culture: Hrafnhildur Gissurardóttir / / 551 7061.

Brochure about children and youth programs (Icelandic and English)

Fall & Winter 2022


Pedagogical activites for children and a gathering place for families at the Nordic house

The Nordic house emphasizes quality mediation for young people, children and families. Cross disciplinary creative events, workshops and guided tours – that are based on the diverse program and exhibitions at the Nordic house- are tailored for our younger guests.

Special programs for school groups of different ages, are carried out all year around and creative education around the topic of the Nordic – and Baltic countries art & culture. The Nordic house educational program follows the curriculum of education and is in context with the diverse program and exhibitions of the Nordic house.


The educational program of the Nordic house follows the Nordic Council of Ministers’ political priorities that aim to ensure that people of all ages have access to the highest quality education.

The Children’s Library

In the children’s library, you’ll find children’s literature in seven Nordic languages and meet world famous characters like Pippi Longstocking and the Moomins.



The Nordic House’s Friend School

The project The Nordic House’s Friend School is a long term joint project with Hólabrekkuskóli, emphasizing students in the 6th grade.

The project starts with a visit to The Nordic House where students learn about the house’s work, the Nordic countries, along with high points in Nordic culture with special focus on the arts, music and literature. The project consists of a comprehensive education where the students have an opportunity to work as a group, every group picking their focus, giving students a chance to learn related to their interests under the guidance of a curator instructor.

The Nordic House follows the policy of the Nordic Council of Ministers in conducting international work with emphasis on children’s rights and the vision of young people, along with aiming to make the Nordic countries one of the most sustainable and intergrated area in the world.