South Coast, Iceland
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After driving through the plains of the southwest coast, you are greeted with a spectacular tuff mountain range that stretches 30 kilometres just beside the road. The mountains are dotted with waterfalls, canyons and gorges of various sizes and Eyjafjallajökull glacier towers over them in the background. Massive boulders that have fallen from the main mountains lie by the road. There are almost endless possibilities of locations within this mountain range.

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Route no 1 takes you by this mountain range and there are numerous gravel roads that lead to valleys and gorges, they are almost all very good and easily travelled.
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. Nearest hospital is in Selfoss, 70 kilometers away.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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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 at least two community centres along the range and the mountain range ends in Skógar, which is a cluster of houses with restaurants, hotels and museum that could be utilized. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

These are tuff mountains, 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.


The range lies in Iceland’s most frequented area, along the south coast, so many tourists go through here. There are also numerous farms along the way.

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