First trailer released for Icelandic series ‘The Flatey Enigma’

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Icelandic mini-series The Flatey Engima, which is adapted from a popular novel of the same name.

The original novel, which was written by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson, draws its inspiration from Icelandic folk legends, symbolism, and combines it with the Nordic love of grizzly crime.

Set in 1971 on the small island of Flatey, Johanna is a professor of Nordic Studies in Paris. When she hears of her fathers death, she goes home to Iceland to attend the funeral and decides to look for work closer to home.

However, after she returns home she is accused of murder. Johanna is then forced to solve a riddle in the Book of Flatey in order to prove her innocence. According to the old legends, this medieval manuscript about the ancient kings of Norway shows the final resting place of the last heathen lord.

It’s nice to see old Norse mythological stories in film and television, so this will be exciting to see!

The Flatey Enigma stars Lara Johanna Jonsdottir as Johanna, Þorsteinn Bachmann, and Bjorn B. Bjornsson is directing. The Icelandic release date was this year, and it will also screen in the Nordic countries. No non-Nordic release date has been announced.

Watch the trailer below and tell us what you think.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.