An art-house comedy about an ordinary family running the unusual business of elf tourism and spiritual sessions. Their house is built around an elf stone, which is sacred to the wife Lara, who is blessed with a sixth sense. When they get an offer to sell the stone at a high price, her husband Óskar is really tempted.


Lára, a mother of two, is gifted with a sixth sense. Not only does she communicate with people in Summerland (the sweet hereafter) in open trans-science sessions, but she also has good connection with elves. In her garden she and her husband, Oscar, have a big elf stone, which Lara attends to every day. Oscar runs the family business of elf tourism and medium sessions. Business is not exactly blooming, so when he gets an offer from a German eccentric to sell the stone for a substantial amount, he is really tempted.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 17, 2010
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 78 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Sumarlandið
  • International Title: Summerland
  • Production Year: 2010
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Summerland
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: RED
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP with; English sub. - 35mm film without sub. - Blu Ray with; English sub. - HDCAM with English sub. -



Company Credits


  • Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Won for best feature film.
  • Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA, 2012
  • Nordic Lights Film Festival, Minniapolis, USA, 2012
  • CPH Pix, 2011
  • Haugesund International Film Festival, Norway, 2011
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2011 - Award: Nominated for Sound Design of the Year (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir). Nominated for Film Score of the Year (Sigurður Guðmundsson, Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Grímur Hákonarson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Snorri Engilbertsson). Nominated for Editor of the Year (Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir). Nominated for Set Design of the Year (Linda Stefánsdóttir).
  • Fantastic Fest, 2011
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, 2011
  • Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, 2011
  • Canberra International Film Festival, 2011
  • Scanorama European Film Forum, 2011

Cinema distribution

  • Iceland: Háskólabíó, 2010
  • Iceland: Smárabíó, 2010
  • Iceland: Laugarásbíó, 2010
  • Iceland: Borgarbíó Akureyri, 2010

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