Ticket Sales

Tickets are on sale on our website riff.is , tix.is  and in Háskólabíó, Hlemmur Square Hotel and the University Bookstore in UNI.

The opening hours at Háskólabíó during the festival are from 17:00-23:00 on weekdays and from 13:00-23:00 on weekends.

Our information and ticket center is located at Hlemmur Square Hotel, Laugavegur 105 Tel: 546-0319 . The opening hours of the ticket sales is from 10:00-19:00 between Sept. 21st to Oct. 8th.

During the festival, ticket sales will open half an hour before the first screening at the venues.

The RIFF guest office is also located at Hlemmur Square, Laugavegur 105 . Opening hours are from Sept 28th 09:00-19:00 every day. 

Each movie will only been screened a few times during the festival. We recommend securing tickets as soon as they are on sale.

Out of respect for our guests, the entrance is barred after the screening begins.

We kindly ask our audience to enjoy the moment and limit excursions out of the auditorium during the screenings.

All movies are either screened with English dialogue or English subtitles, unless otherwise stated.


Advance tickets – Passholders can pick up tickets at Háskólabíó from 17:00 for screenings for the next day only.

If the passholders want to secure a ticket several days in advance, they would have to buy an individual ticket for that screening.

Passholders may only withdraw tickets for four screenings at a time.

It is not possible to obtain tickets for overlapping screenings.

If you change your mind, you can exchange your ticket at the box office.

The Festival Pass is only valid for screening or any movie.

Please note that for some screenings the number of tickets for passholders may be limited.

The Festival Pass is not valid for special events.

First and foremost, you must show your pass and your ticket of admission for access. The usher will ask for ID.

The pass does not allow you to cut queues. 


Single ticket –  1,500 kr.

Coupon Card –  8 tickets –  9,600 kr.

Festival Pass –  Valid for all screenings, not special events –  14,900 kr.

Festival Pass for Students and Seniors –  11,900 kr.