The First 1000 days in the Nordic Countries: Supporting a Healthy Start in Life
First 1000 days in the nordic countries
Harpa Conference Centre
Harpa Conference & Concert Centre is one of Reykjavik‘s greatest and distinguished landmarks. It is a cultural and social centre in the heart of the city and features stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. Harpa is an enchanting destination for intrigued travelers and its grand-scale award-winning architecture has attracted 10 million guests since its opening, May 4, 2011.
Harpa offers the best facilities for concerts and conferences in Northern Europe. Harpa has received numerous awards and prizes.
Harpa was chosen one of the best concert halls of the new millennium by the prestigious music magazine Gramophone magazine and was chosen the best performance venue in 2011 by Travel & Leisure magazine.
In autumn 2012, Harpa received the prestigious award as the Best MICE Centre in Northern Europe.
Learn more about Harpa at harpa.is.
Harpa - The name
The name Harpa was the winning name out of 4, 156 proposals entered by 1,200 citizens. The demand was that the name should be in Icelandic but easily articulated in most languages.
The name Harpa has more than one meaning. It is an old Icelandic word that refers to a time of year and it is in fact a month in the old Nordic calendar. The first day of that month is celebrated as the first day of summer and marks the beginning of a brighter time where nature comes to live and the colors of the environment sharpen.
Harpa also refers to the activities and operations within. In the opinion of some, Harpa looks like a drawn harp from a certain angle.