Icelandic National Day 2022 – Programme

Hafnarborg will be open to guests as usual on Icelandic National Day, June 17th, from 12-5 p.m., with special happenings taking place during the day, in addition to the museum’s ongoing exhibitions, In the Depths of Your Own Awareness, a retrospective of artist Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson (1946-2008), and What’s Up, Ave Maria?, featuring new and recent works by Sigurður Ámundason.


12 p.m.
Balloon Artist

To start off the celebrations, balloon artist Jóhannes Hrefnuson Pálsson will welcome guests, young and old, with colourful creatures, inspired by the imagery of Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson, in connection with the retrospective In the Depths of Your Own Awareness.

2 p.m.
Curatorial Talk
Guests are invited to a curatorial talk with Aldís Arnardóttur, Director of Hafnarborg, of retrospective In the Depths of Your Own Awareness, where she will give insight into the life and work of Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson, but the exhibition spans nearly forty years of the artist’s career.

12-5 p.m.
The Icelandic National Costume

For the last few years, Annríki has exhibited various types of the Icelandic national costume in Hafnarborg during the National Day, including costumes worn by men and women through the ages, but this year special focus will be on knitwear in the style of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Everyone welcome – free entry, as always.