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Hafnarborg-Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Art
Gló is a great restaurant - make the most of your day at the museum by exploring in the morning and then taking a lunch break before continuing on!!
The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art was originally established in 1983 when Dr. Sverrir Magnússon and Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, his wife, donated their sizeable art collection and their house in the centre of Hafnarfjörður. The museum was opened in May 1988 and the collection has grown by leaps and bounds since, both through additional acquisitions and generous gifts from collectors and artists. The collection today numbers 1400 pieces by various Icelandic and foreign artists.
The museum's two exhibition galleries explore leading Icelandic artists, from contemporary art to historical Icelandic art. The collection emphasises Icelandic artists, in particular the work of Eiríkur Smith (b.1925), a prominent 20th century Icelandic artist. There's also a small museum shop with books and contemporary design products and the in-museum restaurant is run by Gló, a prize-winning health food place. Hafnarborg also regular chamber music and lunchtime concerts. On request it is possible to arrange guided tours in English.
To get there from the city centre of Reykjavik, you can take Bus S1 from Lækjargata or Hlemmur, which runs about every 20 minutes. The bus ride takes about 15 minutes. You get off the bus at the shopping mall Fjörðurinn in Hafnarfjordur. See further information here.
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- Mature Travellers
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- Creative & Artistic
- Cultural Experience
- The Local Experience