Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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The Keflavík Station or Naval Air Station Keflavik, commonly referred to as 'The Base,' was a military base of the United States Armed Forces and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) located on Miðnesheiði, near Keflavík Airport. The base was put into operation after Icelanders and Americans signed a defence agreement in 1951. Following the end of the Cold War, the number of soldiers at the base gradually decreased until the Americans formally left the station at the end of September 2006. By then, the base had been operational for 55 years. At its peak, there were 5,700 residents living on the base, making it one of the largest settlements in the country. Today, the area is known as Ásbrú and is part of Reykjanesbær. The neighbourhood is unlike other traditional Icelandic neighbourhoods, both in terms of the size of the buildings and architectural style, as it was designed with the needs of the military in mind. The area is very suitable for film shoots, offering easy access and ample space.

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All the roads to this location are excellent.
Public transportation available
Public transportation available nearby
Not needed
No vehicle needed for this location
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

Only stone throw from Keflavík and Vogar, hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is in Keflavík, 5 kilometres away.
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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Ásbrú is managed by few companies, locals and the government.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There are many options for a Base camp at Ásbrú, including numerous large parking lots and buildings that can be rented to accommodate production. The parking areas outside the blocks are large, and the area is easy to navigate. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

Depending on where you shoot, the area is quite safe. Traffic would be the only risk factor really.


3000 people live in this area, they go to their business every day. Iceland´s only international airport is in this area so flying drones needs special permission and sound recording can be affected.

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