Every year, more and more movie studios come to Iceland to look for locations to shoot their movies. This is due to several reasons, among which are the stunning vividness of its landscapes. This Island nation boasts of beautiful glaciers, captivating waterfalls, and beaches that would leave your mouth agape. These iconic scenes make the country an ideal location for filming.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake
This glacial lagoon is found in southeast Iceland and is filled with icebergs. It is formed naturally by melted glacial water. Some icebergs break away from the glacier and fall into the lagoon before being washed up on the jet-black beach, giving it a diamond like appearance in the sun.
This is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull. It has a beautiful coloration with deep blue ice, shiny white snow and streams of black ash from previous volcanic eruptions. From the heights of the glacier, the view is even more magnificent as you can see across the Vatnajokull National Park all the way to the beach.
Myavatn is a volcanic lake in Northern Island and it is the fourth largest in the country. It is surrounded with impressive waterfalls, hot springs and geothermal craves and craters. The lake is shallow and full of captivating plants and fishes.
Pingvellir National Park
The Park is located on the east of the capital city, Reykjavik and boasts of a backdrop of the Pingvellir church and numerous ruins of old shelters. It is actually located in a valley separated by two tectonic plates that make for a great movie setting.
This is one of the most powerful waterfalls in all of Europe, 500 cubic meters of water plunge over the edge every second. The sight makes for a very emotional one which is probably why many film makers throng to it from around the world.
This glacier really lies on top of an active volcano, even though the last eruption occurred some 1800 years ago. It is about 4745 feet above sea level. It is a central point in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Centre of the earth and its movie adaptation.
The Blue Lagoon
With a unique appearance of peace and tranquility, the Blue Lagoon is a place every movie director should visit. Its beautiful milky-blue opaque water sharply contrasts with the black lava field that surrounds it.
The peninsula is a unique site because of the several attractions all around it. The Kleifarvatn Lake and the southernmost tip of the peninsula which is home to stunning cliffs and sea stacks make a veritable setting for any movie production.
Last but definitely not the least is the Skogafoss waterfall located by the Skoga River in southern Iceland. The picturesque quality of it makes it look so majestic and beautiful.
If you happen to be a location hunter, check out some of these places we have listed and be wowed by the beauty.