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The Nordic House, Reykjavik

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Civic Center Tourist Spot
The Nordic House in Reykjavík is a cultural institution opened in 1968 and operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its goal is to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. To this end the Nordic House organizes a diverse program of cultural events and exhibitions. The house is the venue for front row activities in the Icelandic cultural calendar: Reykjavík International Film and Literary Festivals, Iceland Airwaves and The Nordic Fashion Biennale—launched by the Nordic House, now on its way to the runways of Copenhagen and New York.

The Nordic House maintains a library that is unique in Iceland because of its architecture and design by Alvar Aalto and its collection of over 30,000 items in 7 Nordic languages though without Icelandic. Library users may loan books, eBooks, films, magazines and graphic art by Nordic artists from the Artotek, use the Internet, study or have a cup of coffee and read a range of Nordic newspapers which arrive daily by airmail.

In addition, there is a shop for Nordic design and food products, exhibition space and auditoriums. The house also features an acclaimed restaurant serving New Nordic food.
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  • As an event manager I simply love the various venues the Nordic House has to offer and adding the friendly and helpful staff it matches expectations and beyond . The house itself is a architectural ge...  more »
  • This is a place I love to visit. The architecture is so balanced and human, every time I come into the library it just lifts my spirits. The light floods in and has this serene effect. The best place ...  more »
  • The Nordic House is an architectural gem and seeing Alvar Aalto's work is worth a visit as it is close to Reykjavík's centre. There are regular exhibitions and events, most of them literary so check t...  more »