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Tales from Iceland

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Tales from Iceland is a Video Museum about Iceland and Icelanders A museum like none you've ever seen Informative - Easy and Fun! Some have even described it as a modern national museum. Our team of producers and cameramen have created numerous...more
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Snorrabraut 37 | Austurbaer, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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All reviews free coffee minute videos different aspects quiz questions nice treats provide coffee film clips worth the admission fee entire museum icelandic culture fantastic museum great introduction fun facts past and present small country visited this museum natural beauty
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Reviewed yesterday

We found ourselves with a few hours to spare in Reykjavik on a rainy day. This had been rated highly so we went along. The staff were very friendly, there were free hot drinks and chocolate snacks (and beer if you wanted! Although you did...More

Thank Tori B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really liked the format of the museum, with short video clips that you move between. They also provide free tea/coffee and biscuits, which is a lovely addition! There's two floors, the first floor has video clips on areas of Icelandic culture, and the ground...More

Thank clarelouise348
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1st full day in Reykjavik, and probably the best way to start it off. Various videos of the history and sites of Iceland. Very informative. Coffee and Tea is complementary and so too is biscuits. Don't forget to use your student card if you have...More

Thank rgowen1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a video museum that gave us past history of Iceland as well as contemporary look on Icelandic culture and current events. Worth the little over an hour to get through.

Thank Donald H
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Donald, thank you for your review. "A different twist" is a cool way to put it, glad you thought your visit was worth your precious time and limited (if you're like me ...;-/) money!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really worth the visit. Many short movies about Iceland. Spectacular scenery, and informative stories that warm the heart. Friendly proprietors.More

Thank CathyL28
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cathy, thank you for your review! I tell you, you not a lady of many words. Talk about getting straight to the point: Do it! Does NIKE know about you?-) Thank you, I'm sure my co-workers say I can actually learn a lot from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good way to spend an hour or so on a wet afternoon in Reykjavik. Downstairs, the videos are made by visitors to Iceland sharing their experiences. Upstairs, there is a variety of videos on different aspects of Icelandic history and culture, including...More

Thank fmck49
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi fmck49, thank you for your review. I am glad you found Tales interesting and entertaining. The idea behind the concept is to show Iceland and Icelanders in eyes of our visitors and in the eyes of locals. We do this by showing short videos...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour to the Glacier Bay was cancelled due to weather so we were looking for things to do in town. We visited the Tales from Iceland and it is a series of numerous short films about Iceland's past, present, and future. It was both...More

Thank John M
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, thank you for your review. While admittingly we would prefer to be Plan A, we'll take Plan B any day! We keep saying that Tales is meant to be "educating" and "entertaining", i.e. an "edutainment", but likewise we'll humbly accept "emotional" and "informative"....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really cool video museum, a unique concept I wasn’t too familiar with. Basically there are a bunch of different screens throughout the place, all playing short videos that are the same length of time with 20 seconds in between each cycle. When...More

Thank aschaapie
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi aschaapie, thank you for your review. No wonder you were skeptical and unfamiliar with the concept. It's new, we've only been open for a year and as far as we know, it does not exist anywhere else in the world. So you are actually...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to close an amazing 12 day trip. Tales of Iceland was an informative and entertaining way to see Iceland from different perspectives. I enloyed seeing places we had been and saw all the things to do on our NEXT visit. The...More

Thank br h
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi br h, thank you for your review. Glad you found us a good place to wrap up; we keep saying that Tales is a good place to start but we keep hearing that it's also a good place to end the trip. And we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had spent 12 days driving, camping, hiking and sightseeing all throughout Iceland. We visited Tales from Iceland on the last day. It was a perfect ending to our trip. Awesomely relaxing, informative and entertaining. Worth every kroner $. When we revisit the island, this...More

Thank Hank M
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hank, thank you for your review and congratulations on your engagement! What a way to get started, on a glacier hike on top of the world. Glad you did not drop that ring (not?), it probably would have been a challenge to spot it...More

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