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Tales from Iceland, Reykjavik

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#7 of 35 in Museums in Reykjavik
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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Just one block off Laugavegur shopping street, near Hlemmur Food Hall, is Tales from Iceland, a one-hour audiovisual fun experience.

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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  • This is a fun place to visit especially on a day the weather isn’t nice! You could spend several hours here. Hands on activities and Interesting history. Free refreshments (soda and snacks). 
    This is a fun place to visit especially on a day the weather isn’t nice! You could spend several hours here. Hands on activities and Interesting history. Free refreshments (soda and snacks).  more »
  • this really takes you to places where you would have time to go and experience the stuff virtually which is the next best thing. I loved it and the photography and narration are great 
    this really takes you to places where you would have time to go and experience the stuff virtually which is the next best thing. I loved it and the photography and narration are great  more »
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  • Great museum! Frederick did a wonderful job creating a truly interactive museum that lets visitors experience a difference side of Iceland. We learned more about the culture of Iceland here than anywhere else. The videos, virtual reality activities, and various other experiences truly lets you become a part of the Iceland culture. Great place to send a few hours .. plus there is candy and drinks to try! Fantastic museum definitely worth visiting.
  • Fun place to go for a view of modern Iceland. There are multiple fun VR videos and and you can take photos and sing Icelandic songs. Upstairs is mostly a learning experience and was nice to see the modern history. There are small lockers and a coat rack so don't be afraid to take off your coats and bags. At the end of the day its only as fun as YOU make it. To the owners, just an idea would be to add an intro course into Icelandic. Counting to 10/simple phrases would be fun!

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