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The Nordic House, Reykjavik

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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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  • We visited here on our last night and it was a perfect finish to a fab holiday. Service was fantastic and very friendly. Every course was wonderful and the fish so fresh and tasty. The presentation wa...  more »
  • Beautiful building of Alvar Aalto, that designed until the more small detail as those levers. Is very cozy, with a coffee bistro that has some wonderful views to the Lake and often organize concerts free of artists Nordic. It is worth approaching. Night lighting is very stylish.
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  • If you are an architecture buff make sure to go to the University of Iceland campus in Reykjavik to visit this Alvar Aalto building. Besides the beautiful architectural detailing, lunch in the cafe is...  more »