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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
+354 518 4000
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank MissyMarina
Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank vcortes1976
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Voyage14129089851
Reviewed 5 days 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 Island

Thank helliedoc
Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique and fun way to see, hear, and learn about Iceland. There are multiple, quick videos which highlight the country and culture in a way that no tour book can describe. With complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, we enjoyed each video at...More

Thank Sandy M
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sandy, thank you for your review. Of the hundreds of reviews we have received, I actually think you are the first to raise the tour book comparison. How interesting and enjoyable to hear! And come to think of it, I believe you are right...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tales from Iceland is a great video museum with many two to four minutes videos about various topics regarding Iceland and Icelanders. The owners of the museum are very friendly and welcoming and thoroughly explained the museum before we started. We visited the museum on...More

Thank joshuarose25
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Josh, thank you for your review. I am glad we were welcoming, not a good sign if we would have been any different, and as such, in the wrong business! Tales is meant to be a different kind of experience, a little laid back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do and stumbled upon this place, it had good reviews so we wanted to check it out. We got there and they were about to begin setting up for a private function, so he immediately offered us fifty percent...More

Thank redbirdness
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi redbirdness, thank you for your review. Based on your review, I have to say ..., a pretty good "stumble", right?-) I certainly hope your stumbled upon many other great places in Iceland after you left us. I am glad Tales sparked your excitement and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed this experience very much. It was very informative. We learned new facts and interesting recent history of Iceland. It introduces Iceland from a different perspective. The videos are brief and well timed. Topics chosen were quite relevant. Very clean place...More

Thank Meltem K
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Meltem, thank you for your review. I think you said it all, this reads like the overview from our business-plan we crafted a few years ago! You didn't get a hold of it, did you?-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tales from Iceland is a quintessentially Icelandic museum. The atmosphere is incredibly laid back, with an open coffee/snack bar to use during your visit. All of the videos/exhibits are very well-curated and provide a great glimpse into Icelandic culture.More

Thank C_K_B_11
Jon_Gunnar_Bergs, General Manager at Tales from Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi C_K_B_11, thank you for your review. I must admit, I wasn't sure of the meaning of "quintessentially" so I decided to look it up, and whoops: "... used to emphasize the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class". What can I...More

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April 28, 2018|
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