Unnar Helgi Daníelsson Beck has founded a new tourism service company, Memo Iceland, which specializes in filming the adventures of travelers in the country and making short documentaries that they can show their friends and families.
Traveling in Iceland. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“It is a brand-new service […] which serves as marketing for Iceland at the same time,” Unnar Helgi told Fréttablaðið, adding that his company has already received a good response from tourists.
“I worked on filmmaking for seven years before I founded the tourism service company [Reykjavík Rocks] and thought it ideal to mix the two,” Unnar Helgi elaborated.
“This service is perfect for Iceland because most of the people who come here experience a lot in a short period of time. Therefore it is fun to be able to bring a short documentary of the trip back home and preserve the memory that way,” he reasoned.
Memo Iceland employs qualified camera operators and editors. Each film is about five minutes long in average and Unnar Helgi described the price for the service as fair. “It is ideal work for people who are just out of filmmaking school looking for experience.”
Even though the main target group is foreign tourists, anyone can take advantage of Memo Iceland’s service, Unnar Helgi said, which can be ordered on reykjavikrocks.is.