Bláfjallavegur

South coast, Iceland
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The road to Bláfjöll, Reykjavík’s ski resort area, is popular for various commercial shoots. It is situated in a beautiful volcanic landscape and winds through the area in perfect harmony, making the road picturesque and scenic. The stretch of road that is interesting as a shooting location is 8.5 kilometres long from route nr.1. It takes you through vast lava fields and an otherwise barren landscape, giving you a moon-like feeling driving through.

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Accessibility

The road is paved the whole way but during winter it gets icy and snowy.
Public transportation available
Public transportation available nearby
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Good phone coverage
Generally good phone coverage without any major interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

This location is 30 minutes from Reykjavík so hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is also in Reykjavík.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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This area is owned by the government, Kópavogur and Hafnafjörður municipalities, so a three-way permit is needed to film here. A special permit is needed to close off the road for extended periods of time.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government
Bláfjöll is a water reserve area
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

There is a large parking lot right at the beginning of the road, next to route nr.1. Also on the way are various little parking lots for small tech bases or smaller bases. At the end of this road, 2 kilometres ahead, is a ski resort that could be rented as holding, office or used as facility. The phone coverage is average.

Risk factors

During winter, this road gets very icy and covered in snow. The lava fields surrounding it are block lava with sharp edges and the area is also famous for lots of caves of various sizes, known and unknown.

Visitors

This area is very popular with the locals who take long hikes during summer, and ski during winter. There is also a big tourist attraction in the area that uses this road. It can easily be managed at traffic stops with intervals, with the right permit.

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