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Tales from Iceland

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Tales from Iceland is 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 short but very informative cinematic features...more
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Snorrabraut 37 | Austurbaer, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to get a bit more informed about iceland. highlights A good range of different perspectives and a nice welcoming break from the cold. Very good coffee too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way of starting your Icelandic adventure. Informative and interesting exhibition plus great coffee included.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum---about 15, four minute shorts timed perfectly so that you have just enough time to be seated for the next movie. A bit pricey, but something to do on a crappy day. I thought they might have been a little more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ogg12
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ogg12, thank you for your review. They say that timing is everything, and you seem to have timed Tales perfectly, through the door and between booths! I hope our complementary coffee-bar with warms drinks contributed to a good value for you on this, otherwise...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous setup and videos. I wasn’t sure we wanted to spend any time indoors. However we would highly recommend this!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank erikcK3199HC
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Erik, thank you for your review. If we are able to compete with the outdoors of Icelandic nature, we must be doing something right!-) Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were heartily welcomed by Jon and very much enjoyed this relaxing experience of Iceland with a difference. You go around and watch a variety of short films, all made by native Icelanders, or people who have chosen Iceland as their home. It gives you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EternallyTravel
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi EternallyTravel, thank you for your review. Well, judging from your username, you've been to a place or two, and probably seen a museum or two. It is especially gratifying to see you feel we've come up with something different here at Tales, - definitely...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The videos were short, informative and inspiring. The owner was lovely, very friendly and happy to help. The admission fee was very reasonable and then you got complimetary tea/coffee and biscuits to enjoy whilst watching the videos. It had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MissyMarina
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MissyMirina, thank you for your review. We are here to help you make the most of your vacation. There's something very lovely and friendly about your username (I won't run the risk of taking any opposite examples!-), so I am especially happy we behaved!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic museum! If you only have time for one museum then this is it! It’s a series of very well presented short videos about Iceland’s history and culture which are both fun and interesting to watch. There’s about 15 videos and the whole...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vcortes1976
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi vcortes1976, thank you for your review. Wow, you're flying back, partly because of Tales! What can I say, other than express my happiness. And determination to roll up our sleeves and push faster for continued development of our films! In case we see a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this museum was a lovely way to end our brief visit to Iceland. We were graciously greeted by our host and offered coffee and snacks to enjoy while watching the 14 short films. I particularly enjoyed the first films which depicted the experiences and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyage14129089851
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Voyage14129089851, thank you for your review. Your username prompts me to hunt you down across the Atlantic ocean and continue to educate you about Iceland. Why? Because it looks *almost* like an Icelandic social security number, where the first six digits are the person's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome from the host.Hang up your coat and spend 90 minutes watching excellent mini-epics on Iceland.Inspirational messages and lots of information in a comfortable setting while sipping lovely coffee.Probably the best introduction to this magical IslandMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank helliedoc
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi helliedoc, thank you for your review. Well, it seems you had a pretty good time at Tales, only thing missing (?) was "...put your feet up in the air ...";-) And while we don't encourage guests to do so, we just happy if you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short films, typically of 3 minutes on pretty much every aspect of life and culture. free tea and coffee which is a really nice touch in what is an expensive city. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark B
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mark, thank you for your review. What a nice way to put it ..."the personality of Iceland" ;-) I am thrilled you felt you got to know the country in such an "intimate" way at Tales!

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