Tales from Iceland

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, recent events and many other topics all get their due share. We have created something unique that will enlighten and delight you, your family and your group.

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 you will spend about one and a half hour watching all the movies. The museum occupies two floors in a house called Austurbær which is located downtown Reykjavík.

Each theater area shows a high resolution film on a large screen up to 100 inches. No headphones are needed because speakers hang from the ceiling creating a sound dome over each area.

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 feature topics

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

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

Tales by locals is made by professionals going through news clips over the last century and reflects the highlights of Icelandic society by category (arts, sports, etc.) in an interesting and humours manner. Sometimes referred to as "the biggest bragging museum in the world", you´ll be amazed of what our small population has achieved!

Welcome to Tales!