Reykjavik Art Museum

Founded in 1973, the Reykjavík Art Museum is the largest visual art institution in Iceland. Its mission to present contemporary art in its many manifestations is carried out through diverse programs at the museum’s three venues: Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstadir, and Asmundarsafn. Architecture has been a part of the museum programs since 1993.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (1)

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Permanent Collection

The Reykjavik Art Museum has three collections of works by individual artists: Asmundur Sveinsson, Johannes S. Kjarval and Erró. The Museum is also in charge of the General art collection of the city of Reykjavik as well as most of the outdoor sculptures.


The Erro Collection
10. May - 19. August 2007
An exhibition of works by Erró.

D projects - Sigurdur Gudjonsson
2. February 2007-
A series of projects by young Icelandic artists will be featured in the D-Gallery of Hafnarhus.

The K Factor: The painter Johannes S. Kjarval
10. Feb.-2.september 2007
Works by Kjarval selected by artist Einar Garibaldi Eiriksson.

Folk Tales - Icelandic stories from the oral tradition
31. March - 31 December 2007
An exhibition of works by Icelandic draughtsmen who took on the task of illustrating folk tales from the oral tradition.

The Shape of a Line
31. March - 31 December 2007
A new retrospective exhibition of works by Asmundur Sveinsson

Previous Exhibitions

For detailed archive of previous exhibitions please see,

Forthcoming exhibitions

For information on forthcoming exhibitions across the three venues of the Reykjavik Art Museum please see,


Entrance Fee
The entrance ticket is valid for three days for all three museums.

Adults: kr 500
Senior Citizens: kr 250
Disabled: kr 250
Groups (10 or more): kr 250
Younger than 18 years: free
Thursdays free

Opening hours

The Museums are open every day from 10:00-17:00.

Getting there

The Reykjavik Art Museum is situated at three different locations in the city; at Asmundarsafn, Hafnarhus and Kjarvalsstadir. The Reykjavik Art Museum´s office is at the Hafnarhus.

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News and events

For information about education and events at the Reykjavik Art Museum visit,

Or please contact the museums receptions or call:(+354) 590 1200.


Guided tours in English are provided at the Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstadir on Thursdays at 3 pm.

Guided Tours in foreign languages (with personal) are available upon request.
Please contact our offices (tel: 590 1200/fax: 590 1201) or book a guided tour by sending us email to