AUSTURBÆR
SNORRABRAUT 37
REYKJAVÍK
ICELAND 105
+354 518 4000

Tales from Iceland is a Video Museum about Iceland and Icelanders

Tales from Iceland is a museum like none you’ve ever seen.

We like to think of it as a modern national museum.

Informative – Easy and Fun!

Our team of producers and cameramen have created numerous short but very informative cinematic features about a multitude of Icelandic topics.  Iceland’s musicians, fisherman, landscape, history and recent events all get their due share. We have created something unique that will enlighten and delight you and your family.

Tales from Iceland is an exhibition on Iceland and Icelanders. It is set up on two floors, a nature exhibition on the lower level and a news exhibition on the upper level. The nature exhibition, produced from actual tourist videos, portrays the country in the eyes of foreigners travelling in Iceland, how they experienced its nature and what they thought of its inhabitants. The news exhibition, produced from actual TV news, brings life to breaking news of the past. It covers the art, sports, international issues, the weather, the ocean, the music and many other topics of interest from our 343,960 people population.

Tales from Iceland is a Video Museum about Iceland and Icelanders

Tales from Iceland is a museum like none you’ve ever seen.

We like to think of it as a modern national museum.

Informative – Easy and Fun!

Our team of producers and cameramen have created numerous short but very informative cinematic features about a multitude of Icelandic topics.  Iceland’s musicians, fisherman, landscape, history and recent events all get their due share. We have created something unique that will enlighten and delight you and your family.

 

The museum is in central Reykjavik and occupies two floors. Each theater area shows a
high resolution film on a large screen up to 100 inches. No headphones are needed because the speakers hang from the ceiling creating a sound dome over each area.

Each feature lasts 3 – 4 minutes and covers one topic.  All features have matching show times, so you have about twenty seconds to walk to another cinema screen with another fascinating topic. There is no distinct order and if you watch all our features you will spend about an hour and a half in our museum which, fittingly, is housed in one of Reykjavik’s oldest cinemas.

The movies are in English and with English subtitles. They are engaging, fun and loaded with interesting facts and Icelandic humor. The variety of topics ensures that there is something for every family member regardless of age.

The museum is in central Reykjavik and occupies two floors. Each theater area shows a
high resolution film on a large screen up to 100 inches. No headphones are needed because the speakers hang from the ceiling creating a sound dome over each area.

Each feature lasts 3 – 4 minutes and covers one topic.  All features have matching show times, so you have about twenty seconds to walk to another cinema screen with another fascinating topic. There is no distinct order and if you watch all our features you will spend about an hour and a half in our museum which, fittingly, is housed in one of Reykjavik’s oldest cinemas.

The movies are in English and with English subtitles. They are engaging, fun and loaded with interesting facts and Icelandic humor. The variety of topics ensures that there is something for every family member regardless of age.

The museum contains two sections, tales by visitors and tales by locals.

Tales by locals is made by professionals going through news clips over the last century and reflect the highlights by category ( arts, sports etc. ) of icelandic society in an interesting and humours way.

Tales by visitors portrays the country in the eyes of guests visiting the country.
Many of Iceland´s natural wonders are shown in the films including fire and ice, mountains and valleys, waterfalls and geysirs, hot tubs and black beaches.

You will be amazed of what our small population has achieved!

Welcome to Tales !

The museum contains two sections, tales by visitors and tales by locals.

Tales by locals is made by professionals going through news clips over the last century and reflect the highlights by category ( arts, sports etc. ) of icelandic society in an interesting and humours way.

Tales by visitors portrays the country in the eyes of guests visiting the country.
Many of Iceland´s natural wonders are shown in the films including fire and ice, mountains and valleys, waterfalls and geysirs, hot tubs and black beaches.

You will be amazed of what our small population has achieved!

Welcome to Tales !

The Museum is open all days from 9 am to 5 pm
2018 holiday opening hours: Please see our Facebook page.

Admission fee:

  • ISK 2,200 Adults
  • ISK 1,100 Children / Between 6 and 16 Years
  • Free Children / Under 6 Years
  • ISK 5,000 Family regardless of how many of children

A typical visit will take between one and one and a half hour.
Please contact us for group availability.

 

The Museum is open all days from 9 am to 5 pm
2018 holiday opening hours: See our Facebook page.

Admission fee:

  • ISK 2,200 Adults
  • ISK 1,100 Children / Between 6 and 16 Years
  • Free Children / Under 6 Years
  • ISK 5,000 Family regardless of how many children

A typical visit will take between one and one and a half hour.
Please contact us for group availability.

The exhibition is open all days except Thursdays, from 9 am to 9 pm.
Admission fee is ISK 2,600 for adults, ISK 1,300 for children between 6 and 16 years of age. Children under 6 are free of charge. Family price to the exhibition is ISK 6,500 regardless of the number of children.
A typical visit will take between one and one and a half hour.
For the time being, tickets are not available online and no individual reservations can be made. Please contact us for group availability.

The Museum is operated by Tales from Iceland ehf., co. id. 700317-1450. Managing director is Jón Gunnar Bergs, Operating manager is Gunnhildur Gunnarsdóttir. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (+354) 518-4000 or info(at)talesfromiceland.is. We look forward to welcoming you to our shows!