Tales from Iceland, Reykjavik

4.6
#13 of 32 in Museums in Reykjavik
Tales from Iceland is a News & Nature video exhibition. "Breaking News from the Past" and "Nature Explored by Visitors" run on approx. 20 large screens and two floors.

Every video is 3-4 minutes long.
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  • well laid out and informative (especially if it's raining ;-) Enthusiastic and knowlegable staff. Free coffee and cakes a welcome bonus.  more »
  • After reading other reviews, my husband and I checked into our hotel and went straight here. We were thrilled we did. A wonderful video overview of Iceland, history of the country and the culture. Wel...  more »
  • Multiple short videos about Iceland. They are interesting and well done. Very much worth a visit. The owner was charming and helpful.  more »
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  • Interesting. Very American influenced, which was a bit odd, and plays a bit like an ad for Icelandic tourism bureau as a result.The videos upstairs were more interesting than downstairs. A little more about culture- sheep? Horses? Farming? Wool? - would have been helpful. They could dig a bit deeper for politics, religion, economy. A bit too superficial but interesting idea.
  • I wish I would have come here first thing. This museum covers a lot of history, culture, and geography in a simple but informative way. It is the museum of modern times. I hope to see more cities or countries adopting this concept.
  • Just has a bunch of TVs each playing a 3 minute video. No exhibitions, artifacts or art. The videos themselves are mildy interesting. Not even something I would watch at home, let alone while visiting Rekjavik where time is very limited
  • It's unlike any museums I've been to. This place exemplifies a museum "exhibit." They show short films about Iceland's culture, history, and the stories of people from Iceland as well as visitors. It was great learning so much about Iceland within approximately an hour. They said that the museum has only been open for ~3 months, so I'm curious as to what the museum will grow into... If they plan on changing out the films--if so, how often? Will there be themes they plan to explore to tell stories about Iceland? The people are very nice. They were willing to accommodate us coming in with less than an hour before their closing time. They have lockers for your bags, etc. and coat hangers. Most of the museums we visitied in Reykjavík have these. I wish places in the US have this (more).
  • Really unique & informative. Lovely staff. Well worth the price of admission.
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