There’s an surround artist on the prowl in Reykjavik. He or she (or indeed them?) is called ´Dótadreifarinn´in Icelandic or the ´Toy Spreader´.

Reykjavik Toy Spreader leaves toys just out of reach

The name is self-explanatory, they take small toy items, namely figurines, toy soldiers, sheep, ducks, you name it, and glue them to houses. The criteria seem to be flat surfaces or not very slanted, out of direct reach, the toys are never in places you can just stretch your arm and take them. The artist(s) must be around in the early morning hours with a ladder.

We first noticed a toy on our roof a few months ago. I fail to find the photo I’m certain I took. A few weeks later the Buzz Lightyear which was the first figurine was replaced with this one, which is still here:

The Reykjavik toy spreader left this toy in a hard to reach place.
The Reykjavik toy spreader left this toy in a hard to reach place.

If you take a walk central Reykjavik you might find toys left around …


Businessmen need some time off too!


A purple duck? I want a pet like that!

Wizard ruling his realm


Sniper hiding behind a light pole
soldier and truck

We don’t have a military force, maybe the toy spreader is trying to change that!



and a My little Pony. Is that a Pegasus pony? Certainly looks like he’d like to take flight from the roof.

Here is an Instagram page with some of the toy spreader’s innovative places.