Drangshlíðarfjall

South coast, Iceland
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A very prominent mountain on the south coast, close to Skógar village. It is a 476-meter-high tuff volcanic mountain with a versatile look, depending on where you shoot it from. From the west, you see intriguing formations in the cliffs, with small holes and caves. Beside the mountain itself lie enormous boulders that have fallen from the cliffs above and from the east it can resemble a dragon skeleton if your imagination allows it. Further east, you arrive in Skógar and from there you see the majestic peak of the mountain with Eyjafjallajökull glacier in the background. Truly a fantastic shooting location due to the versatility of the place.

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Accessibility

Route no 1 takes you straight to this mountain.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

Close to Hvolsvöllur and Vík, so hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. The village of Skógar is 3 kilometers away. Nearest hospital is in Selfoss, 95 kilometers away.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 50 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 50 km

Permits

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Almost all the area is owned by farmers, but Skógar is managed by the government, tourist companies and private owners.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

This location offers many possibilities for basecamps, tech bases and easy access for equipment, depending on where you shoot. There are several farms around the mountain with lots and fields that could be used as basecamps. There is also a little café with a canteen close to the boulders, and a big hotel. The mountain ends at Skógar, which is a cluster of houses with restaurants, hotels and museum that could be utilized. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

This is a tuff mountain, so loose rocks are prone to fall from the cliffs above. Also, the area is notorious for extreme wind conditions and checking the weather forecast is advisable.

Visitors

This location lies on Iceland’s most frequented route, along the south coast, so many tourists go through here. There are also numerous farms along the way.

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