Opening hours on Easter

Thursday, March 29th – Open from 12 – 5 p.m.

Long Friday, March 30th – CLOSED

Easter Sunday, April 1st – CLOSED

Monday, April 2nd – Open from 12 – 5 p.m.


Happy Easter!


Happy Holidays


Opening Hours over the Holidays

Hafnarborg is open from 12 to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays when the museum is closed.

The closing day of the exhibitions; Japanese Design Today 100 and Through the Mink’s Eyes – Design, Process, Production, will be on Saturday, December 23rd.

The museum will then be closed until the next exhibition opening on January 20th, 2018.


December 23rd – Open from 12 – 56 p.m.

December 24th – January 19th – CLOSED

Saturday, January 20th  – New exhibitions open at 3 p.m.

Sunday, January 21st – Open from 12 – 5 p.m.

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 or through

For more information contact Hafnarborg by telephone: 585-5790, or by email:

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.