Fróðárrif

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
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A long, narrow stretch of black and tanned sand beach, only 4.5 kilometers from the town of Ólafsvík. The beach is 2.5 kilometers long with mixed sands and shallow waters and nothing but the endless ocean as a backdrop. On the land side of the strip, there are two small lakes with beautiful mountains in the background. Just above the sand is a wide strip of pebbles, polished by the ocean, that adds texture to the landscape and depth to the scenery.

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Accessibility

There are several roads that lead to the beach. However, you must carry stuff a few dozen meters down to the beach from the road above.
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

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, 59 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 private landowners.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There are roads that lead to the beach that could work for offloading and tech bases. Around the middle of the beach there are two houses with accompanying fields that could be used for bigger basecamps. The town of Ólafsvík is also only 4.5 kilometers away, with a variety of basecamp options. There are no facilities at this location and phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

The surf and waves can be treacherous is bad weather. The rocks are slippery and working in the sand can be tiresome and slow.

Visitors

The beach is a popular outdoors area for the locals but with permission from the town and landowners you could easily manage this location.

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