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Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
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In Krýsuvík, just by the main road, is a natural wonder, an old volcanic crater filled with water called Green Lake. The unique turquoise green colour of the lake is due to the presence of sulphur and other minerals. The lake itself is a few hundred meters wide and 45 meters deep. There is a parking lot next to the lake, making access to it superb.

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Accessibility

The location is just beside the main road so access is easy and could be closed off for your production.
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

Only a few minutes from Reykjavík so hotels, gas stations and convenience stores are in abundance. Nearest hospital is also in Reykjavík.
Accommodation
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 50 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 30 km
Shopping
< 30 km

Permits

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This area needs a two-way permit that a production service company can get for you.
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

There is a medium size parking lot next to the lake making access to it very good. Krýsuvík area also has larger spots suitable for bigger basecamps if needed, only minutes away. There are no facilities at the location so everything needs to be brought in: toilets, holding area and general basecamps. Phone coverage close to the lake is excellent but may vary within the Krýsuvík area.

Risk factors

The lake is deep and not suitable for diving or swimming except with great care and supervised by a safety team. The crater has steep hills, so you need to be careful standing on the edge and you’ll need to secure equipment if you are going close.

Visitors

The area is popular with tourists but can be managed with PAs and park rangers.

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