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.

Information on opening hours and temporary closing due to covid can be found here.

When visiting us, we kindly ask you to:

  • Hold a minimum 1–2-meter distance to other visitors and staff members, depending on the active restrictions. Read effective restrictions on gatherings here
  • Use a facemask
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs
  • Sneeze into your elbow and wipe your hands with hand sanitizer. Dispensers are set up all over the house
  • Follow our signs and our staff’s guidelines


It is NOT necessary to book a time slot upon arrival to the exhibition room Hvelfing and the library unless you are attending a specific event.

Capacity in the library and Hvelfing will be limited, and visitor flow will be coordinated by our staff to maintain social distancing. Service desks and furniture is cleaned and sanitized regularly. All books returned to the library are quarantined for a three-day period.

During events, the seats in the auditorium are a minimum of 1-2 meters apart and the chairs are cleaned and sanitized regularly. Before events, the doors will open early to avoid queuing.

Since capacity is limited, we require all guests attending events and workshops to register upon arrival. This is also necessary when the event is free of charge. A link to registrations is found under each event in our event calendar. For further information contact: or call 5517030.

If you are not feeling good or find yourself in quarantine because of COVID-19, we kindly ask you to stay at home and cancel/refund your ticket (if you have paid). We use TIX as a platform for refunds, which will be done automatically in case of cancellations.

CAFÉ MATR and SONO matseljur
For café opening hours and covid restrictions please check out MATR’s Facebook page here.
For opening hours, booking, and COVID restrictions for SONO matseljur, please check out their Facebook page here.

Thank you for contributing to making the visit to the Nordic House a safe experience.

We look forward to welcoming you!