Melrakkaslétta

North East, Iceland
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Melrakkaslétta is a peninsula in the northeastern part of Iceland. It is known for its remote and rugged landscapes. Melrakkaslétta is characterized by its fairly flat and open terrain, making it distinct from other parts in the vicinity. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Tjörnes Peninsula to the east. The rugged beauty of Melrakkaslétta can be described as desolate, remote and melancholic. Its stark landscapes, coastal views and serene atmosphere make it a unique destination for filming. The remoteness and a limited tourist infrastructure add to the beauty of the place, making it an ideal setting for capturing a sense of solitude and raw beauty on film.

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Accessibility

Melrakkaslétta has a circular road around the peninsula. The road varies from good asphalt road to rough and bumpy gravel road.
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

Nearest hospital is in Akureyri, 172 kilometres away. The peninsula has two villages, Raufarhöfn and Kópasker, with hotels and other basic services. There are camping grounds and small farm guesthouses also available.
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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This area needs a two-way permit.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

Melrakkaslétta is rougly 108 ha in size so a lot depends on where you film. There are numerous farms around the coastline, gravel lots or fields that could be used for bigger basecamps. There are two villages in the area, Kópasker and Raufarhöfn, with basic services and hotels. Phone coverage varies from excellent to average.

Risk factors

Depends on where you shoot. The wind in this region can be treacherous.

Visitors

Though not a popular tourist attraction, a few tourists and locals drive through the plain and visit the two villages there and see the sites.

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