Hveragerði

South Coast, Iceland
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Hveragerði is a small town situated on the south coast of Iceland. It is known for its geothermal activity and stunning landscapes. The hills surrounding Hveragerði are colourful because of mineral deposits from active fumaroles, steam vents and mud pots. The location of Hveragerði is unusual, as the town sits on top of a highly active volcano zone, which provides an abundance of hot springs and other natural wonders. The locals have harnessed the energy and the town is famous in Iceland for greenhouses, plants and greenery. En-route to Hveragerði, you drive down a steep heathland that offers a fantastic, panoramic view of the town, surrounded by white steam smoke from neighbouring hot springs.

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Accessibility

The roads around and within Hveragerði are good and not much traffic, except maybe on Fridays around the shopping centre.
Public transportation available
Public transportation available nearby
Not needed
No vehicle needed for this location
Excellent phone coverage
Great phone coverage without interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

In Hveragerði area, thera are convenience stores, Airbnbs and hotels, restaurants, cafés and all facilities for productions of various sizes.
Accommodation
< 1 km
Gas station
< 1 km
Hospital or emergency room
< 30 km
Parking
< 1 km
Restaurants
< 1 km
Shopping
< 1 km

Permits

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The general area belongs to Ölfus municipality, but many other areas are privately owned by people or companies. With a permit from Ölfus municipality and a permit from the police you can easily close streets or manage them during shooting.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

Depending on where you will be filming, Hveragerði offers lots of options for basecamps and facilities. Phone coverage is excellent.

Risk factors

Depending on where you shoot.

Visitors

As one of the first towns on the south coast of Iceland, which is where the majority of the tourists go, this town is a common stop for tourists. There is a hike and a hot spring that you can bathe in only 1 hr away, so many tourists tend to take that hike. The population of Hveragerði is 2700 people.

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