Filming in Iceland
While Iceland may seem a world away, it is actually very accessible for filmmakers.
With up to 35% refund on production costs, a stunning variety of locations within reach from each other and highly experienced film crews, filming in Iceland offers a unique opportunity for all filmmakers.
There are daily flight connections to most major hubs on both sides of the Atlantic. Direct flying time from JFK to LAX (or SFO for that matter) is about the same—give or take 20 minutes—as JFK to Iceland’s Keflavík (KEF). There are daily flights to Iceland from most major gateways in Europe (2.5-3 hours) and North America (5-6 hrs).
Iceland supports a fantastic variety of scenery; endless black sand beaches, imposing glaciers, snow-capped mountains, rugged lava fields, powerful waterfalls, lakes, and lagoons packed with icebergs. The stark highland interior, tundra, and moors patched with cobalt blue ponds contrast with active geysers, fumaroles, and steaming sulfur mountains of other-worldly beauty. Icelandic filming locations can serve many roles.
All of this is within easy reach of experienced local service companies ready to assist. High-quality accommodations and catering facilities are never far away either. The service companies have various impressive production reels and photos from locations scouting around the country to share with filmmakers.