Opening hours during Christmas

December 23rd    Open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

December 24th     Closed

December 25th     Closed

December 26th     Closed

December 27th     Closed

December 28th    Open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

December 29th    Open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

December 30th    Open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

December 31th     Closed

January 1st             Closed


Hafnarborg’s Museum Shop

Hafnarborg’s museum-shop focuses on Icelandic design that has been hand picked with quality and natural materials in mind. In the store you can find artistic gift items, tableware, jewelry, decorative items and accessories.


The shop carries work from artists, designers and makers; Habby Osk, Helicopter, Katariina Guthwert, Marý Marý, Reykjavik Traiding company, Thing and Things, Þórdís Baldursdóttir.


In addition the shop has a selection of books and programmes related to the museum’s exhibitions and high quality cards with prints of artwork from the museum’s collection.


The shop is open during museum’s opening hours, every day from 12 – 5 p.m. and closed on Thuesdays.


Summer workshops in Hafnarborg

This summer Hafnarborg will offer workshops for 6 to 12 year old children. The groups will go on field trips in Hafnarfjordur and basic techniques of art are introduced through discovery of the environment, by viewing the museum exhibitions and through creative work and play.

The children will work on creative projects in different mediums with the purpuse of training visual focus and stumulate creative thought and personal expression.

Two workshops are available for 6-9 year olds and 10 – 12 year olds:

June 9. – 16. From 9am – 12pm, for 6 – 9 year olds,
6 days kr. 13.000

June 9. – 16. From. 1pm – 4pm, for 10 – 12 year olds,
6 days kr. 13.000

June 20th – July 1st. From 9am – 12pm, for 6 – 9 year olds,
10 days kr. 19.000

June 20th – July 1st. From 1pm – 4pm, for 10 – 12 year olds,
10 days kr. 19.000

The workshops cost 13.000 krónur for 6 days or 19.000 krónur for 10 days.

Registration is through www.fristund.is or through http://ibuagatt.hafnarfjordur.is/MaritechRegistrations/

For more information contact Hafnarborg by telephone: 585-5790, or by email: hafnarborg@hafnarfjordur.is.


Happy New Year!

We would like to wish you happy holidays and a joyous New Year and thank you for a great year in Hafnarborg 2015. We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming exhibitions in 2016.


Hafnarborg publishes a book on Eiríkur Smith

Hafnarborg proudly introduces a publication of an art book on the painter Eiríkur Smith, which was published in alongside the exhibition, Conversing with Existence, now on display in Hafnarborg.

The book, which bears the same title as the exhibition, talks about Eiríkur Smith’s diverse carrier as a painter and is full of beautiful photos of Eiríkur’s work on every page. Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, Heiðar Kári Rannversson and Aldís Arnardóttir own texts in the book in addition to Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir who is also the curator of the exhibition and the book’s editor.


Eiríkur Smith’s (f. 1925) career is both long and wide-ranging. He has addressed painting as a form of expression and created works that bare witness to a unique grasp on different styles ranging from geometric abstraction to expressive abstract painting, and realism. The human figure is often in the foreground while the landscape and human creations form a powerful framework. His approach has gone through numerous changes in line with the times, and also due to the artist’s active pursuits into new territory.


Conversing with Existence is the fifth and last exhibition in a exhibition series that Hafnarborg started in 2010 where five different periods have been introduced from Eiríkur Smith’s long and diverse carrier.

The book comes in five different book covers, with a painting on from each period. Buyers can therefor choose their favorit to own. The design was in the hands of Ármann Agnarsson.

The book is for sale in Hafnarborg’s museum store and in other bookstores in Reykjavík, Iceland.


Hafnarborg on social media

You can follow Hafnarborg on Facebook and Instagram where we share photos and information on exhibitions and events within the museum.


Installing an exhibition.


Costume-dressup-day in Hafnarborg and children drawing during a summer art workshop.


Fun and play in Hafnarborg during filming for an exhibition by Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir.


Installing a video piece by Tumi Magnússon and a school visit in Hafnarborg.


A concert from the concert series Hljóðön.


A studio visit with Kristbergur Pétursson and a photographic piece by Pétur Thomsen.


Hafnarborg is closed – New exhibition being installed.

This week, November 2nd – November 6th, Hafnarborg will be closed as we are installing a new exhibition, Conversing with Existence which features paintings by Eiríkur Smith. The exhibition will open Saturday, November 7th at 3 p.m.

This is the fifth and last exhibition in a series of exhibitions presenting different phases of Eiríkur’s long carrier. Conversing with Existence features oil and watercolor works from 1983-2008.

Read more on the exhibition here.


Ágústa Kristófersdóttir hired as a new director for Hafnarborg

Ágústa Kristófersdóttir has been hired as director of Hafnarborg – The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art.

Perviously Ágústa worked as the director for The Museum Council of Iceland and before that as the curator for The National Museum of Iceland and the head of the exhibition department of The Reykjavík Art Museum.

Welcome Ágústa, from the staff of Hafnarborg.




No Site – Exhibition closes earlier next Sunday

The exhibition No Site in Hafnarborg will be closed an hour earlier next Sunday August 9th, at 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

This is due to a special birthday reception in the museum for the Icelandic painter Eiríkur Smith (b. 1925) who is turning ninety years old the same day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The exhibition will be open again as usual on Monday 10th of August from 12 -5 p.m.



MEN extended until 25th of May

The exhibition Men will be extended until Monday, the 25th of May.

The exhibition MEN focuses on the status of men at the beginning of the 21st century and the changes that have occurred in the circumstances of the revised status of women.

Works by four Icelandic male artists will be on display, Curver Thoroddsen (b. 1976), Finnur Arnar Arnarson (b. 1965), Hlynur Hallsson (b. 1968) og Kristinn G. Harðarson (b. 1955).

Read more about the exhibition here.