Hannesarholt – Cultural house, located in the historic home of the late Hannes Hafstein, Iceland’s first Minister of State and a beloved poet.
Hannesarholt is a non-profit organisation founded by individuals hoping to create a place of nurturing and a reclaiming of cultural roots, in a fast changing society. A café is located on the first floor and facilities are rented out for meetings, courses, lectures, chamber music, concerts and other enriching gatherings on all four floors. Hannesarholt offers a glance into the formative years of Reykjavík in a 12-minute documentary and a guided walking tour through historical trails.
The house at Grundarstígur 10, built in 1915, is among the first fifteen concrete houses in Reykjavík, and represents a stepping stone between the nation living in turf houses and present-day Iceland and therefore this house is an important part of the national heritage. Every morning at 9:45 Hannesarholt offers a historic view in a 12 minute documentary on Hannes Hafstein and the formative years of Reykjavík, followed by a guided walking tour through the historic city centre and ending in an optional lunch at Hannesarholt cafe.
Each Monday at 5:00 pm, Hannesarholt provides a matinee concert of Icelandic live music in the adjacent Hljóðberg, for further information please visit our website.