Guided tour – The Nordic House

Available Wednesdays at 6 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.

From June 14th to August 31st

A guided tour of The Nordic House will give you an introduction to Nordic cooperation and a unique chance to see rooms in The Nordic House –  that are normally not open for the public.

The Nordic House is an iconic building by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898 -1976). The house itself is a piece of art, and every corner contains traces of Aalto’s design and vision: From chairs and tables to lamps and door handles… Learn about the history of the house, the purpose of Nordic collaboration and experience a unique collection of Alvar Aaltos design.  You might even get an insight into some of the world-famous writers, artists, politicians who have visited the Nordic House during the last 49 years. The tour will also take you through the exhibition The City Being.

Practical information

  • The tour is in English and takes 40 minutes.
    Extra tours available upon request for a minimum of 15 people. Only by pre-booking a week in advance (max. 30 people).
  • Entrance to the exhibition The City Being is included in the price.
  • Bookings can be made here  and at The Nordic House Design store.
  • Group rates and booking: Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more if booked in advance at and via e-mail:



Wednesday Evenings – Culture package  

Want to experience a whole evening of Nordic culture? We recommend the Wednesday evening – culture package which includes a guided tour, entrance to the exhibition The City Being, a two-course meal at the popular Nordic House restaurant Aalto Bistro and a concert with some of the best jazz and folk musicians in Iceland.

Wednesday program

Guided tour 6 PM
Dinner at AALTO Bistro 6:40 PM
Nordic House concert series 8 PM


Price: 7800 ISK.

Read more about Wednesday Evenings – Culture package  

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