Just one block off Laugavegur shopping street, near Hlemmur Food Hall, is Tales from Iceland, a one-hour audiovisual fun experience.A visit to Tales from Iceland represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Reykjavik online road trip planner to plot your vacation.
Opened in the fall of 2017, Tales from Iceland offers several stops where you get to know Iceland in an innovative manner. You can fly over Iceland like a bird in a virtual reality setting, stand up-close to a simulated eruption or play around and learn about Iceland's recent history in augmented reality.
There are several photo opportunities, including a photo booth where you can create and e-mail yourself pictures shot on green screen with various backdrops from Icelandic nature.
The main exhibition, "Iceland in a nutshell" consists of several 4-min humorous and inspiring documentaries on Iceland and Icelanders. Narration and subtitles is in English, no headphones are needed. Comfortable sofas and chairs are provided, so you can sit back and rest your legs.
You can also enjoy coffee, sodas, and Icelandic cookies, all included in the admission fee! Tales from Iceland offers free Wi-Fi as well as luggage storage for travelers carrying their suitcases around.
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Tales from Iceland Reviews
Fantastic place! Had a great visit here. We were the only ones in, so had plenty time to see everything. Owner is lovely, very friendly. Nice hot chocolate and Hraum 💟 more »
This was an interesting experience and I highly recommend it. Frederick (owner, I believe) was very attentive and helpful. A hidden gem for all ages. Older children and teens will thoroughly enjoy... more »
Very nice little museum, where one can relax and enjoy the free snacks. Fred, the guy at the reception, was very helpful and super nice. We let our luggage here for the visit and he let us leave for lunch and come back after to take them back. Also, the visit was very interesting and the videos were very nice!
It's very chill place. I think it would be a good starter if you were here for a longer trip and were going venture about the country. Lots of history and culture about the country. I think it would get you excited for the things you would see. Also free coffee, soda, and cookies with admission. I recommend it also if you're trying to kill some time.
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