A small Eskimo boy comes drifting on an iceberg to a superstitious settlement in northern Iceland and is believed, by his strange looks, to be an emissary of the devil and the cause of the hardship brought on by a severe winter. When the boy makes friends with the priest's son, he proves to be a blessing rather than a curse and the villagers are forced to reconsider their beliefs and prejudices.


In the middle ages a small Greenlandic boy comes drifting with an Iceberg to a remote and superstitious settlement in Iceland and is believed to be an evil spirit by his looks. He saves a young boy from an avalanche and they become friends. The young Icelandic boy has to fight for his friend’s existence against the ignorant villagers, who want him imprisoned or even killed.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: December 26, 2000
  • Genre: Family
  • Length: 84 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Ikíngut
  • International Title: Ikingut
  • Production Year: 2000
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Norway
  • IMDB: Ikingut
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: Betacam SP with English sub. -



Company Credits


  • Festival Air d'Islande, France, 2012
  • Carrousel International du Film, 2002 - Award: Audience Camério.
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2001
  • Berlin Int. Film Festival, 2001
  • Montréal Int. Children's Film Festival, 2001
  • BUFF Children's Film Festival, 2001
  • Stockhom Film Festival, 2001
  • Sprockets, Toronto Int. Children's Festival, 2001
  • Ale Kino Int. Young Audience Festival, 2001 - Award: Silver Poznan Goat for Best Children's Film.
  • Troia Int. Film Festival, 2001
  • Shanghai Int. Film Festival, 2001
  • Filmfest München, 2001
  • Galway Film Fleadh, 2001
  • Giffoni Film Festival, 2001
  • New Nordic Children Film Festival, 2001
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2001 - Award: 2nd place in Adult's Jury Award for Feature Film or Video - Live-Action . 2nd place in Children's Jury Award for International Feature Film or Video - Live-Action
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2001 - Award: Won award for Production. Nominated for Actor of the Year (Pálmi Gestsson, Hjalti Rúnar Jónsson). Nominated for Best Film. Nominated for Director of the Year (Gísli Snaer Erlingsson). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Jón Steinar Ragnarsson).


  • Sam-myndbönd, 2004 - DVD
  • Háskólabíó, 2001 - VHS

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