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

  • The pricelist are for guidance and should be looked at as a reference to the price for reproduction. The pricelist does 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 this pricelist.
  • Prices are based on reproduction of one work, unless expressly stated otherwise.
  • Prices 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 prices by up to 100%.
  • If a reproduction is considered a breach of the author’s moral rights, damages can be collected in the amount of 2/3 of prices in pricelist.
  • Myndstef reserves the right to negotiate the amounts in special circumstances, especially if usage does not fall within mentioned categories in pricelist.
  • Myndstef reserves the right to look for examples and customs in regards to amounts in special circumstances, when usage is not mentioned in the pricelist.

This pricelist is based on Myndstef’s former pricelist, that was certified by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. This pricelist was last approved at Myndstef’s annual general meeting in 2022 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 page411549407407926011576
1/4 of a page64697764116451455617964
1/2 of a page941311298169442118126476
1/1 page1881322574338563891248639
Front cover37674452106781484767105958
Back cover2736732841410515131464142
Copies1-500-1.000-2.000-3.000-5.000-10.000-15.000-20.000Extra 5000
1/8 of a page5723684878908585114471316317171194601716
1/4 of a page795995481034311935159131829923869270522386
1/2 of a page10359124311346715539207182382531077352203107
1/1 page13409160901743220114268183084140228455914022
Front cover42267452255494763400845349721312680114370712680
Back cover21134226122493427474317003592638040401546340
1/8 of a page524480699682121031532918556
1/4 of a page85041308415700196262485930092
1/2 of a page110061693220317253973216938940
1/1 page156132402028824360304563655243
Front cover3121148017576197202591227110433
Back cover212373267239206490076207375142
Copies1-500-1.000-5.000-10.000-15.000-20.000Extra 5.000
1/8 of a page396347557925911311886134711188
1/4 of a page61206609110161266916524187261652
1/2 of a page71718606143431649321514243822151
1/1 page928311139185662135127849315612785
Front cover2926131308585206729887782994868778
Back cover1463015654219462487226334277974389
Number of worksRate pr artwork
1-10 works528
11-20 works423
More than 20 works338
Front cover8778

* 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 page5723
Front cover20629

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


1 artwork267189

* 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 cm618212365210202982635791501067014998209
A3 - 29,7x42 cm7419148372522335792429876018384255117958
A2 - 42x59,4 cm98921978333632477235726880175112245157143
50x70 cm1236524730420415965371583100216140303196423
70x100 cm1545630912525497456789479125271175379245531
80x100 cm18547370956306189479107375150325210454294636

* 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/display54954
Up to 10 signs/displays43963
More than 10 signs/displays35170

* 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 5056
Up to 1 meter7778
Up to 2 meters11822
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 159371912322310318734143553866
Front cover (printed)65023715268453097535126795164835
Back cover (printed)3251239014455166502384530109889

* CD/DVD Booklet: See under ‘Publishing’ 


Exhibition and teachingOther usage
Number of worksPr. monthPr. yearPr. monthPr. year
1 work230527662377347845
2-3 works299735962490462185
4-6 works345741489565971767
7-10 works391947025641481337
11-20 works461055325754695690
21-30 works5994719259808124383
31-40 works73778852512073153104
41-50 works922211066315090191366

* Only public use (not power point and such) 

Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 - 25304636548
26 -100 12183146193
101-200 14620175437

* Only public use (not power point and such) 

Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 work346734674
2-3 works450845083
4-6 works554855482
7-10 works658965891

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

Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 work596659656
2-3 works775677559
4-6 works895089500
7-10 works10143101432
11-20 works14916149157
21-30 works19091190911
31-40 works22672226715
41-50 works27445274451
Number of worksPr. monthPr. year
1 - 10 works3003602
11-51 works149717970
1 artwork11475

* 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 works159469122909
11-30 works137351817182
yfir 30 works106234511455

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

Online content-sharing service providers, or OCSSP, are social media and content and streaming services.

Publications on OCAAP can be categorized in three;
– Public use
– Commercial use
– Private use

According to current laws and regulations the user is responsible for paying for public and commercial use.
Compensation for private usage falls under Copyright Act nr 73/1972 and is paid for yearly from the government through and entity called ‘Innheimtumiðstöð rétthafa’, or IHM.

Public and commercial use

Rate pr. monthRate pr. year
1 artwork346734674

* 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 sec42272
Publication up to 10 sec52840
Publication up to 30 sec63408
Publication up to 1 minute76090
Publication longer than 1 minute91308

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

International usage, unlimitedUsage on domestic marked
1-5 works21.136 kr pr. work7.398 kr. pr. work33.289 kr. pr. work
6-10 works18.494 kr pr. work6.341 kr. pr. work29.062 kr. pr. work
11-20 works15.852 kr. pr. work5.284 kr. pr. work24.835 kr. pr. work
21-30 works14.267 kr. pr. work4.227 kr. pr. work20.608 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 sec4756
Usage up to 10 sec8560
Usage up to 30 sec14552
Usage up to 1 minute24739
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. artwork1342044739559247829397866146798

* 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 work42277609136962465327119
2-5 works2536456582181479216270
6-10 works2114380468481232713559
11-20 works169130445478986110847
21-40 works12682283410973958135
More than 40 worksBy agreementBy agreementBy agreementBy agreementBy agreement