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Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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4.5 kilometres along route F570, a beautiful river flows parallel from Snæfellsjökull glacier down to the ocean. The river winds down in countless bends and curves, through small ravines, chasms, and gullies. It has several waterfalls, nestled between graphic tuff formations and lush green vegetation, creating a stunning landscape. The terrain around the river and waterfalls is rugged and untouched, offering a sense of true wilderness.

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Accessibility

The road is a fairly good gravel road and lies parallel to the river, never more than 100 meters away from it.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
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

There are lots of hotel options around this area. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland’s most visited tourist places with all the services you might need for your production. The nearest hospital is in Stykkishólmur, 62 kilometres away.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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The area is owned by the government and Ólafsvík municipality.
Shooting permits are issued by the local government
The are is in Snæfellsnes National Park
Shooting permits are issued by the local government

Basecamp and facilities

At the start of the road, there is a large service station for the local road service that could serve as basecamp. The phone coverage is excellent where the road starts but declines as you go higher.

Risk factors

The road is gravel and steep in some places. The banks of the river can be unstable, wet and slippery. Some ravines are deep and occasional big boulders and large rocks create obstacles in your way.

Visitors

This area is not a tourist attraction, however, the road F570 leads to Snæfellsjökull glacier which is frequently visited.

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