A true story of a kayaker who sails through the fjords of Iceland and stumbles upon a skerry. He decides to port there and soon realizes that perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea.


Sker is a short film featuring a true story of a kayaker traveling the Westfjords of Iceland. While kayaking in Arnarfjörður, he finds a skerry and decides to port there. He soon realizes that perhaps it wasn't such a good idea.

The film is shot entirely in one of the most remote places in Iceland, the Westfjords. The waterfall Dynjandi, which is portrayed in the beginning of the film, is one of the main symbols of the Westfjords. The skerry, named Gíslasker, has a long and interesting history that dates back to the settlement of the Vikings in Iceland.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: November 17, 2013
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Length: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Original Title: Sker
  • International Title: Sker
  • Production Year: 2013
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Sker
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Color: Yes



Company Credits


  • Taste of Iceland - Icelandic Film Festival, Boston, 2015
  • Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, 2014
  • Tribeca Film Festival, 2014
  • Aspen Shortsfest, 2014
  • Reykjavík Shorts&Docs, 2014
  • Northern Wave Film Festival, 2013

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