The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition programme with local and international contemporary artists.
The works of current notables, art canons, and newcomers are presented in six galleries. Hafnarhús is also home to the works of Erró (1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene.
Hafnarhús is located in the oldest part of Reykjavík, where the town’s boats and first docks lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country. It was renovated by Studio Granda Architects in 1998-2000 to house the Reykjavík Art Museum.
The museum shop is intriguing and from the second floor, visitors have a great view overlooking Mt. Esjan, Harpa Concert Hall, and the old harbour.