A few things to keep in mind before examining Myndstef’s tariffs:

  • The Myndstef tariffs are for guidance and should be looked at as a reference to the price for reproduction. The tariffs do not apply to first-publications of works, working hours of an author to produce works or any other.
  • Authors can negotiate payment for reproduction of their works without involvement of Myndstef or these tariffs.
  • Prices in tariffs are based on reproduction of one work, unless expressly stated otherwise.
  • Prices in tariffs are in Icelandic Krona.
  • If a reproduction has occurred without permission or if terms of permission are not respected, Myndstef may, on behalf of the author concerned, claim damages in the form of a raise of the tariffs by up to 100%.
  • Myndstef reserves the right to negotiate the amounts in special circumstances, especially if usage does not fall within mentioned categories in tariffs.
  • Myndstef reserves the right to look for examples and customs in regards to amounts in special circumstances, when usage is not mentioned in the tariffs.

These tariffs are based on Myndstef’s former tariffs, that were certified by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. These tariffs were approved at Myndstef’s annual general meeting in 2019 and is revised every year.

Further information and guidance for applying permission can be found here.
Terms of permission can be found here.

1. PUBLISHING (Printed and digital)

1/8 s389446747009876210953
1/4 s61217346110191377316998
1/2 s890710690160332004225052
1/1 s1780121360480753681946023
Upplag1-500-1.000-2.000-3.000-5.000-10.000-15.000-20.000auka 5000
1/8 s5415648074668123108311245516247184131624
1/4 s75289034978711293150571731522585255972258
1/2 s9802117621274314703196042254429406333262940
1/1 s12688152251649419032253762918238064431393806
1/8 s496276359161114521450517559
1/4 s80471238014856185702352328475
1/2 s104141602119224240313044036847
1/1 s147732272827274340924318352274
Upplag1-500-1000-5000-10000-15000-20000auka 5.000
1/8 s375044997499862311247127471124
1/4 s57916254104241198815636177201563
1/2 s67868143135721560720358230722035
1/1 s878410540175682020326352298652635
Fjöldi verkaVerð pr verk
1-10 verk500
11-20 verk400
Fleiri en 20 verk320

* Only public printing/publication of an essay, for example in journals, books. This also applies if an essay is sold to a company or an institution. 
* This does not apply to a PHD essays or other bigger research essays published.

 Verð pr verk 

* Discount is given if more than one work is published in an e-book. 
* Digital publication applies to all above-mentioned categories. 


Upplag Verð
1 verk252829

* Stærð miðast við stærð á póstkorti. Ef tvær eða fleiri myndir eru á póstkorti eða höfundaverk hluti af póstkorti er greitt 50%af verði fyrir hvert verk

Upplag1-10-50-250-500-1000-2000yfir 2.001
A4 - 21x29,7 cm5850117002822333867474136637992931
A3 - 29,7x42 cm70201404033868406775694879727111618
A2 - 42x59,4 cm936018720451585419075866106212148697
50x70 cm1170023401564476773694830132762185866
70x100 cm14625292507055984670118538165953232334
80x100 cm175503510184670101604142245199143278800

* Stærð miðast við stærð á veggspjaldi. Ef tvær eða fleiri myndir eru á veggspjaldi eða höfundaverk hluti af veggspjaldi er greitt 50% af verði fyrir hvert verk

UpplagVerð pr verk  
1 skilti52000
Allt að 10 skiltum41600
Fleiri en 10 skilti33280

* If two or more works appear on a sign or if a work is only a part of a sign, a discount is given by 50% pr work. 

* Rafrænar útgáfur á ofantöldum gjaldflokkum má finna undir “internet”

Stærð verksVerð
Upp að 50 cm4784
Upp að 1 m7360
Upp að 2 m11187
Stærra en 2 meftir samkomulagi

* Reproduction only for a specific exhibition, NOT for sale.

* Size can mean either length or width (i.e. length and width can not exceed that size)

1 verk150801809621111301603920850970
forsíða á umslag61529676817998792293119981155975
baksíða á umslag3076436917430706152979987103983

* CD/DVD Booklet: See under ‘Publishing’ 


Sýningar og kennsla  Önnur not 
Fjöldi verkapr. Mánuðpr. Árpr. Mánuðpr. Ár
1 verk218126176357042840
2-3 verk283634030464055680
4-6 verk327239259535564260
7-10 verk370844497606972828
11-20 verk436352351714085680
21-30 verk5672680599281111372
31-40 verk69818376711424137088
41-50 verk872610471614279171348

* Only public use (not power point and such) 

Fjöldi verkapr. Mánuðpr. Ár
1 - 25288234584
26 -10011528138336

* Only public use (not power point and such) 

Fjöldi verkapr. mánuðpr. ár
1 verk328132810
2-3 verk426642660
4-6 verk525052500
7-10 verk623562350

* NOT e-books and online publication of books and magazines (see under ‘Publications’) 

Fjöldi verkapr. mánuðpr. ár
1 verk564556450
2-3 verk733973390
4-6 verk846984690
7-10 verk959895980
11-20 verk14114141140
21-30 verk18065180650
31-40 verk21453214530
41-50 verk25970259700
Fjöldi verkapr. mánuðpr. ár
1 - 10 verk2843408
11-51 verk141717004
1 verk10858

* Only digital/online, published on social media, in a bulk e-mail and such. 
* The following publication on social media; profile photo, cover photo, event photo.

Upplagpr. verk fyrir kennslu innan menntastofnannapr. verk fyrir almenna fyrirlestra og fræðslupr. verk í viðskiptatilgangi á ári
1-10 verk150443921678
11-30 verk130332916258
yfir 30 verk100221910839

* Only electronic, not printed 
* Commercial use means for example at fairs, conferences, exhibitions and more. 

UpplagVerð pr. mánuðVerð pr. ár
1 verk328132810

* Any kind of publication in a post on a news feed, profile photo, cover photo, event photo on social media, for example on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat ofl.
* These tariffs only apply to public use of companies, public entities and influencers on social media, not individuals.


UpplagVerð pr verk
Birting allt að 5 sek40000
Birting allt að 10 sek50000
Birting allt að 30 sek60000
Birting allt að 1 mínúta72000
Birting lengri en 1 mínúta86400

* If more than one work is used a discount can be negotiated. 

Alþjóðanot, ótakmörkuðNot á heimamarkaði
1-5 verk20.000 kr pr. verk7.000 kr. pr. verk31.500 kr. pr. verk
6-10 verk17.500 kr pr. verk6.000 kr. pr. verk27.500 kr. pr. verk
11-20 verk15.000 kr. pr. verk5.000 kr. pr. verk23.500 kr. pr. verk
21-30 verk13.500 kr. pr. verk4.000 kr. pr. verk19.500 kr. pr. verk
Fleiri 30 verkSkv samkomulagiSkv samkomulagiSkv samkomulagi

* An agreement with SÍK (Association of Icelandic Film Producers) is in effect. Producers and other members that are a part of SÍK can apply for permission and pay by the special tariffs above. Information (in Icelandic) about the SÍK agreement and how to gain permission for publication can be found here.
* All publications in movie theaters, TV and streaming (for example Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and more).
* Price amount is not time restricted, though usage should remain within reason in regards to time.
* ‘One marked’ means that usage is restricted by one country’s marked but allows for single screenings at international film festivals and includes music videos. 


UpplagAllt að 100 stk-1.000-2.000-5.000-7.000Stærra upplag
Verð pr. Verk1269942334529187408592606138908

* This includes badges, tote bags, pennants, clothes, puzzles, mouse pads, mugs, medals, wrapping paper, stickers, magnets, decks of cards and more.
* If more than one work is used pr. merchandise the amount pr. work is 50% of tariffs. 
* A percentage of wholesale price can me negotiated. 


 1 mánuður2 mánuðir3-5 mánuðir6-10 mánuðir1 ár
1 verk40007200129602332825661
2-5 verk2400432077761399715396
6-10 verk2000360064801166412830
11-20 verk160028805184933110264
21-40 verk12002160388869987698
Fleiri en 40 verkSkv samkomulagiSkv samkomulagiSkv samkomulagiSkv samkomulagiSkv samkomulagi