The Cinema is often open at other times than scheduled
and films can then be shown upon request (info on our films here below) .
HOLIDAYS - OPEN EVERY DAY ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE
EXCEPT CLOSED: DECEMBER 24
TIME FILMS SHOWN
17:00 EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL &
CHASING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!
17:30 EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL &
CHASING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!
18:00 BIRTH OF AN ISLAND – the making of ICELAND
NEW - Short film from the BÁRDARBUNGA-HOLUHRAUN eruption
(Erupted from 31 August 2014 - 27 February 2015) shown as a BONUS
at the shows at 18 o´clock !
There is a possibility of showing other films than scheduled,
or films in German if everyone understands the language.
See the selection in our brochure.
Please also ceck our Facebook site about irregularities concerning the schedule.
LONG SHOWS: 1800 IKR - * SHORT SHOWS: 1200 IKR
TOGETHER LONG AND SHORT SHOW: 2400 IKR
Children 6-16=50% off; younger=free.
Students (w/ID) and Seniors=15% off.
Descriptions here below
and trailers from many of the films
BIRTH OF AN ISLAND
- THE MAKING OF ICELAND
CLICK TO SEE TRAILER
A film released summer 2011 giving the viewer a unique opportunity to experience the creation of Iceland, the youngest country in Europe; an island that is still in the making! And why is that?
Birth of an island explores how Iceland was created through volcanic eruptions on the Mid-Atlantic submarine ridge, why they continue and what effects they have on the island today. Why there are geysers and how the Icelanders learned how to harness the power of the natural hot water from deep below, as well as that of glacial rivers. It also shows how natural forces, such as glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, the Atlantic ocean and volcanoes constantly sculpture and mold the island. Explains why the island lost most of its vegetation, so Iceland is now the only country in Europe that has deserts.
Running time: 43 Minutes
Audio: English and German
Format: All regions / PAL
When Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, devastating powers deep beneath the Earth crust emerged.
This documentary captures the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in spring 2010. The volcanic eruption is filmed from air and ground, and these breathtaking shots and especially composed Icelandic music give you the eruption of the decade.
The film is included on the Birth of an Island DVD together with the HEKLA film.
- NATIONAL PARK
Vatnajökull Galcier Park is the biggest such parks in Europe, reaching over 13% of Iceland; from the south shore to the north.
Traveling in the National Park one will encounter almost every type of natural phenomena Iceland has to offer, except spouting hot spring!
Outlet glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, deserts, oasis, colourful rhyolite and basalt mountains, enormous lava fields, flowering plants in abundance high up in the galcier, birds, people - volcanoes and so much more ...
The film was premiered in June 2013.
Running time: 50 minutes.
Audio: English and Icelandic
Format: All Regions / PAL
POSSIBLE TO BOOK SHOWS FOR GROUPS AND AT OTHER TIMES
THE LAKE BETWEEN THE CONTINENTS
The Lake between the Continents
Thingvellir is a remarkable and unique place in Iceland. To Icelanders it’s sacred because of it’s fasinating history – here was their parliament, one of the oldest in the western world. Thingvellir actually means “Parliament Grounds”.
Extensive scientific research has shown that the Thingvellir area is one of the wonders of the world and is indeed unique. The American plate and the European plate separate exactly at Thingvellir so the area and Lake Thingvallavatn are positioned between two continents. This is shown in detailed video graphic as well as in extensive aerial and close-up shots of the area. At thingvellir we are standing on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – we can see the ground split, Thingvellir sink and Lake Thingvallavatn grow. In flora and fauna – here is the meeting place of the East and the West. Lake Thingvallavatn is a very young – no more than 10,000 years old. However, four varieties af Arctic Char have evolved in it, and that is a world wonder.
The lake is extremely clear which makes the underwater pictures of the Arctic char in their natural habitat very real. Here is the Great Northern Diver, whose range strecthes from the Rocky Mountains all the way east to Iceland but no further than that.
Running time: 55 minutes
Audio: Icelandic, English
Format: DVD All Region / PAL
- THE INFAMOUS VOLCANO
Hekla is Iceland´s most infamous volcano and the entrance to Hell, according to Middle Age beliefs. This film captures Hekla both at rest and in eruption. The earliest shots are form the powerful eruption in 1947, showing people getting increadably and dangerously close to the molten lava.
Followed by scenes from the ensuing volcanic eruptions, that happen on the average every 10 years – the latest by the year 2000 …
The film is included on the Birth of an Island DVD together with the THE ERUPTION film.
CHASING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS New !
- THE AURORA BOREALIS
What makes people travel half the world to come to Iceland during the winter months?
Click to watch a trailer
Well, one of the major attractions are the Northern lights – or the Aurora Borealis -even though there is no guarantee that the travellers will be able to see those elusive lights on their journey. In this short film we follow one of Iceland´s best known photographers, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, on his chase of the Northern lights. He takes photographers from all over the world on photograpic tours, tells us how to film the lights and in between we see fabulous shots of the lights - as well as graphic explainations of their existence and chance of appearance.
So, even if you are not lucky enough to see the Northern Lights your self on this journey, at least you can experience them in our Cinema ....
Running time: 15 minutes
The film is available on DVD that also includes the films Eyjafjallajökull - The Eruption! and Thorsmörk - the hidden valley of Thor.
Total running time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio: English (Thorsmörk: also Icelandic and German)
Format: DVD All Region / PAL
DIMMUBORGIR - THE DARK CITADEL
- A MYSTERY WORLD AT LAKE MÝVATN
CLICK TO SEE TRAILER
Dimmuborgir (The Dark Citadel) – one of the wonder of Iceland – attracts thousands of nature lovers from all over the world every year.
A visit to to this natural labyrinth with its breathtaking contrast between rough, black lava, lush green vegetation and rich birdlife is an unforgettable experience.
Dimmuborgir are situated in one of Iceland’s most active volcanic zones. The film gives a clear account of the formation of this magnificant citadel of lava. The geology of the area is described and the viewer is brought into contact with its incomparable scenic beauty and birdlife as well as with the great danger facing this jewel in Icelandic landscape.
Languages: English, German, French
Running time: 27 minutes
- UNFORGETTABLE BEAUTY
Thjorsardalur – or the Valley of Thjorsa River - is one of those nature gems in Iceland that is slightly off the beaten track but so worth seeing and experiencing, as the film shows.
Above towers Iceland´s most famous volcano, Mt. Hekla, and lava flows from Hekla cover vast areas of the valley. Escavation in 1939 uncovered a farm from 1104 that had been covered in a lava flow and the ruins are on display during the summer months.
The lava flows and interesting rock formations, together with rich vegetation, rivers and waterfalls, make the valley an ideal place to visit and enjoy.
Easy hiking trails are all over the valley, leading to amazing waterfalls, such as Hjálparfoss flowing from impressive basalt columnar rock formations. Also to Iceland´s second highest waterfall, Hái foss, or the High waterfall. And Gjáin, or the Gorge, is a place nobody should miss! Spending some time by its clear brooks and ponds, waterfalls and all kinds of plants, will bring anyone peace and happiness.
Running time: 25 minutes
Languages: English, German
- GREENLAND; DIGITAL DIALOG
A film about a film maker who joins a group of expert Icelandic kayakers on a trip to Kulusuk in Greenland. He describes what it is like to kayak across a fjord filled with drift ice wich is constantly moving and changing. Indeed, the whole environment is ruled by ice, snow, light and darkness.
The group visit a remote inuit village and this section gives a picture of the habits and customs of the villagers in the past and present, where the staple diet is sealmeat eaten either dry or raw.
This is a lyrical account wich combines a modern point of view with the history of the Inuits in east Greenland, a region where, fortunately, the pace and stress of the western world is still absent.
Audio: Icelandic and English
Running time: 51 minutes
Format: All regions
- THE HIDDEN VALLEY OF THOE
Some say Thorsmörk is Iceland’s most beautiful nature spots.
It can only be reached with difficulty, hidden away between glaciers and trecherous rivers, but is still one of the most popular places in the country to visit. The film about Thorsmörk shows it’s beauty and lure.
From bird’s eye view you will experience an overall impression of a magical landscape; where the deep green of lush plants meets the blackness of the wide sands lined with silvery bands of untamed rivers flowing through it. And right above rise magnificent glacier covered mountains. Thorsmörk’s flora, fauna and geography is explained by a narrator, guiding the viewer through the magical landscape of one of nature’s unforgetteble beauty spots.
Running time: 43 minutes
Languages: Icelandic, English, and German
Format: DVD All Region / PAL
Some Tripadvisor TESTIMONIALS
5 of 5 stars - Eli_Krapcheva, Sofia, Bulgaria; Reviewed 29 July 2013
This is a great great place to relax for an hour and learn about Iceland, it's volcanoes, rough nature and the history of the island. Cinema No2 is a family owned place.
The husband is an awesome adventurer and film-maker. His documentaries area really worth seeing. His wife operates the small cinema and is one of the friendliest people I've met on the trip.
Tips: grab some take-away food or drinks before heading to the cinema. And get ready for a great projection!
I did go to the other bigger cinema in town. Their volcano movie was not half as interesting then the "home made" films you will watch at Cinema No2.
“Cozy place and impressive film”
5 of 5 stars - Anna B, Zud-Holland; Reviewed January 30, 2013
Visiting Cinema No2 is a great idea when starting you travel with a few nights in Reykjavik. It is a real nice place in the harbour of Reykjavik. The film is very impressive and informative. You'll get to know 'the birth' of Iceland, the impact of the volcano eruptions in 2010 and 2011 and more..
“Volcanoes & More”
5 of 5 stars - John H, Gardner MA; Reviewed November 25, 2012
My husband and I went to see this show on our last night in Reykjavik. Bryndis (the owner) gave us a private viewing (that is, we were the only ones there and she still showed the movies).
The movies were incredible, informative, and the filming by her husband Valdimar was spectacular!
These are "MUST SEE" movies. We spent time after the show speaking with them and had the loviest conversation - Icelanders are the friendliest and warmest people we have met during our international travels. They also have a nice mineral collection in the theatre that Bryndis is happy to share her knowledge about with visitors.
They charge a very modest fee that is well worth the experience! Also, downstairs and around the corner is the SeaBaron Fish Restaurant - a bit rustic but they grill outstanding fish kabobs at a good price! Karen & Jack
“A very good introduction to Iceland. Great value.”
5 of 5 stars - Borizzio; Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile
We had a free afternoon and decided to take a walk in the city and do the cinema. Its located in an old fishermans house - its very romantic. We were alone during the show and it was great. The employee was very nice, she even lit some candles for us. We learned a lot about Iceland and how it has been created. Also, some shots were amazing. I would recommend this cinema to anybody visiting reykjavik.
“Cosy and very friendly”
5 of 5 stars - Dreamer30, Belfast; Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile
Called in on the off chance that they'd show the film for us, and they did! Closed the curtains, lit the candles and settled down on the sofa. First film pretty amazing, 2nd one a little hard to follow after a day sightseeing- need to be alert! Very educational though, and I like geology so all good.
The owner very friendly and welcoming,
As was the little dog wearing his Nordic woolie jumper ;0)