Nordic House is a common cultural centre for the Nordic Countries.
Its purpose is to strengthen the cultural bonds and ties between
Iceland and the other Nordic Countries.
The Finish architect, Alvar Aalto, designed the building, which
was completed in 1968 and opened to the public in August the same year.
The five Nordic Countries support the operation of the activities
of the Nordic House.
consist mainly of lectures, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and
A contemporary library offers access to literature from every
corner of the Nordic Countries in all the languages spoken within the
area. It also lends out graphic art and music from
the Nordic area.
The proximity of the University of Iceland enables mutual
co-operation in many fields.
The Nordic House offers Nordic professors working space and
The office of the Nordic Association is also located in the
Every day at least 40 newspapers from the Nordic Countries are
flow in to be available to the guests of the Nordic House cafeteria.