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 2021 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 of a page389446747009876210953
1/4 of a page61217346110191377316998
1/2 of a page890710690160332004225052
1/1 page1780121360480753681946023
Front cover35648427786416780208100259
Back cover2589531075388434855460692
Copies1-500-1.000-2.000-3.000-5.000-10.000-15.000-20.000Extra 5000
1/8 of a page5415648074668123108311245516247184131624
1/4 of a page75289034978711293150571731522585255972258
1/2 of a page9802117621274314703196042254429406333262940
1/1 page12688152251649419032253762918238064431393806
Front cover39994427935199259990799879198411998113597811998
Back cover19997213962359325996299953399435994379945999
1/8 of a page496276359161114521450517559
1/4 of a page80471238014856185702352328475
1/2 of a page104141602119224240313044036847
1/1 page147732272827274340924318352274
Front cover2953245434545206815186324104498
Back cover200953091537097463715873771103
Copies1-500-1.000-5.000-10.000-15.000-20.000Extra 5.000
1/8 of a page375044997499862311247127471124
1/4 of a page57916254104241198815636177201563
1/2 of a page67868143135721560720358230722035
1/1 page878410540175682020326352298652635
Front cover2768829625553756368183064941398306
Back cover1384414813207662353524919263034153
Number of worksRate pr artwork
1-10 works500
11-20 works400
More than 20 works320
Front cover8.306

* 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.

 Rate pr work
Inside page5415
Front cover19520

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


1 artwork252829

* The size refers to the size of the postcard, flyer or other. If two or more artwork are on a printed material or a copyrighted artwork is only a part of it 50% discount is granted.

* Other prints can be printed invitations, greeting cards or other printed material.

Copies1-10-50-100-250-500-1.000-2.000Over 2.001
A4 - 21x29,7 cm585011700198902822333867474136637992931
A3 - 29,7x42 cm7020140402386733868406775694879727111618
A2 - 42x59,4 cm93601872031824451585419075866106212148697
50x70 cm117002340139781564476773694830132762185866
70x100 cm1462529250497257055984670118538165953232334
80x100 cm17550351015967284670101604142245199143278800

* Size refers to the size of the poster.  If two or more artwork are on a postcard or a copyrighted artwork is only a part of a postcard 50% discount is granted.

 Rate pr artwork  
1 sign/display52000
Up to 10 signs/displays41600
More than 10 signs/displays33280

* 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. 

Size of artworkRate
Up to 50 cm 4784
Up to 1 meter7360
Up to 2 meters11187
Bigger than 2 metersBy agreement

* Reproduction NOT for sale, but for example for a specific exhibition
* Size can mean either length or width (i.e. length and width can not exceed that size)

1 artwork 150801809621111301603920850970
Front cover (printed)61529676817998792293119981155975
Back cover (printed)3076436917430706152979987103983

* CD/DVD Booklet: See under ‘Publishing’ 


Exhibition and teaching  Other usage 
Number of worksPr. monthPr. yearPr. monthPr. year
1 work218126176357042840
2-3 works283634030464055680
4-6 works327239259535564260
7-10 works370844497606972828
11-20 works436352351714085680
21-30 works5672680599281111372
31-40 works69818376711424137088
41-50 works872610471614279171348

* Only public use (not power point and such) 

Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 - 25288234584
26 -100 11528138336
101-200 13834166008

* Only public use (not power point and such) 

Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 work328132810
2-3 works426642660
4-6 works525052500
7-10 works623562350

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

Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 work564556450
2-3 works733973390
4-6 works846984690
7-10 works959895980
11-20 works14114141140
21-30 works18065180650
31-40 works21453214530
41-50 works25970259700
Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 - 10 works2843408
11-51 works141717004
1 artwork10858

* 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.

Number of worksFor teaching within educational institutionsFor general lectures and educationFor commercial use pr. year
1-10 works150443921678
11-30 works130332916258
yfir 30 works100221910839

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

 Rate pr. monthRate pr. year
1 artwork328132810

* 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.


 Rate pr artwork
Publication up to 5 sec40000
Publication up to 10 sec50000
Publication up to 30 sec60000
Publication up to 1 minute72000
Publication longer than 1 minute86400

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

International usage, unlimitedUsage on domestic marked
1-5 works20.000 kr pr. work7.000 kr. pr. work31.500 kr. pr. work
6-10 works17.500 kr pr. work6.000 kr. pr. work27.500 kr. pr. work
11-20 works15.000 kr. pr. work5.000 kr. pr. work23.500 kr. pr. work
21-30 works13.500 kr. pr. work4.000 kr. pr. work19.500 kr. pr. work
More than 30 worksBy agreementBy agreementBy agreement

* 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. 

 Rate pr artwork
Usage up to 5 sec4500
Usage up to 10 sec8100
Usage up to 30 sec13770
Usage up to 1 minute23409
Usage longer than 1 minuteBy agreement

* Usage up to 1 year
* Not commercial usage, only in connection with exhibition, education or teaching (for example in a museum or in a conference)
* Rates are only for usage, not for technical transfers, the work of collecting material or other administration needed (on behalf of the author or owner of work).


 Up to 100 copies -1.000-2.000-5.000-7.000More than 7.000 copies
Rate pr. artwork1269942334529187408592606138908

* 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. 


 Up to 1 month2 months3-5 months6-10 months1 year
1 work40007200129602332825661
2-5 works2400432077761399715396
6-10 works2000360064801166412830
11-20 works160028805184933110264
21-40 works12002160388869987698
More than 40 worksBy agreementBy agreementBy agreementBy agreementBy agreement