North Atlantic House

North Atlantic House is an art center where you can encounter North Atlantic art and culture. Here, people and artists from Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Denmark - and the rest of the world - meet and inspire one another.

A visit to North Atlantic House is guaranteed to expand your horizon and stir your senses. You will find two exhibition rooms in which you can get a taste of North Atlantic culture through changing exhibitions, that shed light on the art scene of each of the three countries, in turn.

Furthermore, on specific days and evenings, you can experience everything from concerts, movies, presentations and events.

Explore North Atlantic art and culture in the beautiful warehouse from the 1700s. Built in 1767, North Atlantic House was the port for maritime traffic between Denmark and the North Atlantic for over 200 years.

Special Exhibitions (

WINGSPAN, 8.6.24-22.9.24

The Faroese painter Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir is a storyteller at heart. Her works are about home, about longing, about presence, about looking for the key to locked rooms, about faith as one’s foundation, about grief and care. Often, the perspective in her art is that of the child, and a sense of caring for those who have newly entered the world permeates Gunnarsdóttir’s work.

Indeed, it was a pressing need to tell stories that prompted Gunnarsdóttir to abandon concrete observations of the world in favour of the naïve and Surrealist idiom she has been practicing since the 1990s. In her painterly world, big things become small and vice versa, and her works are filled with a regularly recurring array of symbols such as the sparrow, the key, the lily, the door and the angel.

Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir was born in 1950 in Eiði on the Faroe Islands, where she still lives and works. She is a graduate from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, having studied there in 1973–1980 under professor Sven Dalsgaard. She has presented countless exhibitions in her native Faroe Islands and abroad.

In 2023, her artistic endeavours were the subject of Marianna Mørkøre and Beinta á Torkilsheyggi’s award-winning portrait film Heartist, which is included in the exhibition.



Authentic surroundings

These days, other ports serve the North Atlantic market, and the historic warehouse is now a thriving cultural centre, dedicated to the art and culture of Denmark’s former North Atlantic colonies Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland.

North Atlantic artists are often inspired by the landscapes, light, and nature sounds of their region, which lends a fiercely visual, bodily, and musical quality to their art.

The rustic, maritime spirit of the old warehouse with its raw plank floors and exposed rafter ceilings offers a unique and beautiful contrast to the artworks on the display.

Nordic food

Visit the cultural centre to get your own first-hand impression of this intriguing harbour front area. The North Atlantic House is open all year round and offers a lovely café where you can enjoy a good glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

On the Nordatlantens Brygge Harbour Front you will find the Faroese and Greenlandic Representations, the Icelandic Embassy, and the culinary treasures of Restaurant Barr.

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Opening Hours

02.01.2024 - 23.12.2024:
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00


Strandgade 91

1401 København K