Harpa – the new Icelandic icon

The new Icelandic landmark Harpa, Reykjavik Consert Hall, opened this year. It is part of the redevelopment of the historic harbour and waterfront area in Reykjavik. It is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera and offers a range of different performances, from classical to contemporary.

Since its opening in May this year it has already become a significant icon in the city. The stunning design is a dream and a great attraction for a photographer, and of course for anybody. The location means that changing weather and lighting gets exposed in the facades (inside and outside) of the building.

The photos below are taken during the 30 minutes I spent there last month. Without doubt I will go back to explore this place next time I’m in Reykjavik. It’s THE PLACE to play with shadows, shapes, lines and reflections, and of course people. And next time I want more people… and more time. Patience and a lot of time is the way to get some unique photos at this location.


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