The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and international contemporary artists. The work of current notables, art canons and newcomers are presented in six galleries. Hafnarhús is also home to the works of Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene. Hafnarhús is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, where the town’s boats and first docs lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country. It was renovated by Studio Grandi architects in 1998-2000 to house the Reykjavík Art Museum. It offers an intriguing museum shop and a small café on the 2nd floor with a great view overlooking Mt. Esja and the old harbour.
Hafnarhús is a leading venue for contemporary art and culture.