Garðskagaviti

Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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On the outskirts of Garður, a small town on Reykjanes peninsula, lies a popular filming location with two lighthouses. One new and one old, only 50 meters away from each other. This area is perfect for all kinds of filming because a regional museum is on the grounds and a one-kilometre-long thin strip of white beach leads from the main lighthouse. Almost all Icelandic beaches have black sands, so this is a rare sight and with such an easy access to it.

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Accessibility

The location is just by the main road. The road could be closed for the right permit. The road leading to the beach is rough but manageable for all kinds of vehicles and leads you up to 500 meters of the shoreline.
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

This location is in Garður municipality and only 10 minutes from Keflavík so hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is also in Keflavík.
Accommodation
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 1 km

Permits

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The lighthouse and museum are owned by the Garður municipality, but the green fields and the beach are privately owned so three kinds of permits are needed.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit
Reykjanes Peninsula is on UNESCO Global Geopark list
Property owner unknown

Basecamp and facilities

Easy access, good parking lot at location, running water and toilets facilities. The regional museum could be used as a holding area or rented for other production purposes. A rough but easily driven road takes you up to 500 meters along the beach and could be used as tech base, for offloading or short-term parking while shooting at the shoreline. Further up are green fields that could be used as basecamps or used to drive to offload with special permits.

Risk factors

No obvious risk factors, except you would be working close to the sea and would need to take precautions with waves and surf. Also driving through the fields in rainy conditions might get bigger trucks stuck.

Visitors

The lighthouse and beach are low-to-medium tourist attractions but could be managed with additional staff and closed off with permit. The local camping ground is outside the museum where visitors stop for a day or two.

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