Upcoming Children’s Events

Ash Day at The Nordic House


Children who visit the exhibition Eggið on Ash Day (Öskudagur), and who also make a creative figure with the help of an instructor, will receive sweets. Parents and guides are kindly requested to wear face masks.

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Winter holidays – free course for children of all ages

22.–23. february

Stilla úr This is Heaven

Clay workshop — 
What are you most afraid of?


Clay workshop for 8-12 year old where the concept fear is in focus. By making different figures, fictional characters and surroundings that describe the situations we fear, these phenomenoms might loose their affect. Photography and light will be used to document the various stages and in the final day students will collaborate on a terrifying final piece!

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Stop-motion animation workshop in relation to the exhibition Underneath


Ari H.G. Yates hosts a stop-motion animation workshop for teenagers from 13 year old and older where clay and other material will be used to bring life to fictional characters. Ari will go through the whole process of filmmaking and teaches methods of creating both storyboard and film script. The theme of the workshop will to an extent be based on the exhibition Underneath that is ongoing in the exhibition space of the Nordic house and will assist the students in all thematic work. Participants are recommended to bring a tablet to the workshop if possible but this is in no way a requirement for participation. Tablets can be shared or smartphones can also be of use. Those students that are interested have the opportunity to attend a continuation of Ari’s workshop the weekend 27th and 28th of February

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Craft your own fictional character!


The Egg, an interactive children exhibition based on a children’s book with the same name will be open for children of ages 3-8 and their accompanying families. The exhibition is located at the children’s library and material to craft your own fictional character will be available for creative guests. An instructor speaking English, Icelandic and Swedish will be at the exhibition during the opening hours.

At 11 am and 1 pm both days will be a reading of the book in Icelandic and a guided tour through the exhibition.

Story hour on Saturdays

Story hour on Saturdays have resumed and are available in most Nordic languages: Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Swedish and Finnish on Saturdays in the Nordic House’s children’s library. Books by both Icelandic authors and authors from the other Nordic countries are read. After the reading, it is ideal to play in Barnahelli, where you will find children’s books, cards, toys and toys. Children of all ages are most welcome with their families

Story hours are on the event calendar.